Although Apple may be leading the mobile OS market in terms of growth in shares, Google’s little green robot is not one to take things lying down. A recent announcement from the planet’s “neumero uno” chipmaker, Intel, is going to give Android a serious shot in the arm. Not that they needed it but things are looking up for the little bot.
According to BBC's website, Paul Otellini, Intel’s Chief executive, has decided that the company's mobile chips will be playing real nice with Google’s Android OS for upcoming tablets and smartphones. Intel’s now got the code for the latest Android version i.e. Honeycomb. This means that new mobile devices with Intel chips (good news too) will support the OS.
The Android with the big Chip
Of course, this is not the only company that Intel is dealing with and there’s a good chance we’ll see Intel equipped tabs running WP7 and MeeGo as well.
Intel’s pretty much bringing the heat to the Apple iPad and Google’s Android OS is just going to get bigger than ever. It’ll be very interesting to see developments unfold and the new devices themselves that will roll out with Intel’s smart device chips. Fo now, Google execs muct be sitting back with big smiles on thier faces.