Intel seeks customised Android to compete with ARM on Atoms
This one caught my eye on SlashGear. It seems Intel is looking to get a custom version of Android Gingerbread in order to support tablet builders looking to run with its Atom E series of processors.
According to SlashGear it would better enable Intel to compete against the likes of ARM in the mobile space where power consumption, and hence battery life, is all important.
The story originates from Carrypad.com. According to “Chippy”:
After querying the reason myself, it seems clear now that this could be an open source version of Gingerbread for Atom that third parties can use in their products. This brings the possibility of Oaktrail tablets that run a nicely optimised and extended battery life Android OS.
He points out that, according to the video below, Gingerbread will be coming to Atom E series in 2012:
The E-series CPUs are media and embedded focused but the build should apply to Menlow, Oaktrail, Moorestown and possibly even Cedar Trail.