Android 4.1 Ports to Land on Intel Atom Powered Devices

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These days, smartphones and tablets powered by ultra-low power consumption Intel Atom processors come with Android 2.3 and there’s not much we can do about it. That’s about to change soon! Intel has started working on porting Android 4.1 to the lineup of devices running Android on their processors. Though there’s no ETA, the ports will likely arrive sooner than you think. Here’s a part from an actual email that has come from an Intel company spokeswoman:

“Intel continues to work closely with Google to enable future versions of Android, including Jelly Bean, on our family of low power Atom processors”

Android 4.0 is also in the works, though it’s still unknown whether it will hit the stage when it will be fully functional. Putting that things aside, Intel may also have some serious competition. MIPS is also working on bringing Android 4.1 to tablets running on their own architecture, so this is a race against time. However, both are still far behind ARM, who is by far the leader in this game.

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