Intel Docking Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Atom Tablets & Smartphones
Intel, the maker of computing necessities is docking the Android 4.1 codenamed as Jelly Bean operating system in order to accompany in the work progress on smartphones and tablet PCs making use of low-powered Atom processors. Intel did not confirm any time for the Jelly Bean docking to be completed or for the installation of OS onto devices. Suzy Greenberg, a company spokeswoman said “Intel continues to work closely with Google to enable future versions of Android, including Jelly Bean, on our family of low power Atom processors.”
The smartphones devices powered with Intel chips are presently being unveiled with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and are upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS at certain point of time. Companies which launched Intel chips inside smartphones include Lava International and Orange and also Lenovo unveiled a smartphone powered by Intel in China having a custom Android. Well, Motorola is on the verge of releasing smartphones as well as tablets powered by Intel and Android OS at sometime this year.
In the smartphone and tablet markets, Intel has a nominal attendance presence and the rest are ruled by ARM. Well, the very first tablet to be boosted with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was Google Nexus 7 powered by an ARM processor. Manufacturers such as Asus and HTC that license ARM chips outstand to grant over-the-air updates to Jelly Bean for devices in future. The competitor of ARM called the MIPS has processor built into low-cost tablets but is also putting efforts to dock Jelly Bean to develop its chips.
Intel is a big backer of Android, and is mainly putting the OS on smartphones and tablets with its Atom chips code-named Medfield. Intel built smartphones accompanies Medfield chips and also some tablet PCs also accord Medfield chips. Vizio also made announcements regarding its shortly coming 10-inch tablet powered by Medfield chip. The next-generation Atom chip of Intel designed for tablets named as Clover Trail is aimed to be embedded into the Windows 8 OS of Microsoft.
Well, Intel is putting its best efforts in order to lure developers to write applications for Android based on Atom processors and the company is making sponsorships for a contest in which it has set an award prize money of $29,000 to draw attention of Android developers to write games for Intel powered tablet PCs as well as smartphones.