Intel and Google to Optimize Android for Intel's Atom

Intel Corporation and Google Inc. will work to enable and optimize future versions of Android for Intel’s lower power Atom processors allowing future versions of Android to support Intel technology.

This joint effort should speed time-to-market of Intel technology for Android smartphones and enable mobile device OEMs and wireless operators to draw upon the performance capabilities of Intel architecture.

“By optimizing the Android platform for Intel architecture, we bring a powerful new capability to market that will accelerate more industry adoption and choice, and bring exciting new products to market that harness the combined potential of Intel technology and the Android platform,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini.”Together we are accelerating Intel architecture and bringing new levels of innovation to a maturing Android platform.”

“Combining Android with Intel’s low power smartphone roadmap opens up more opportunity for innovation and choice,” said Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google. “This collaboration will drive the Android ecosystem forward.”

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