AndroidCentral is reporting that Intel is working to bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its Atom chips. Of course we are still waiting for Intel to start making headway into the mobile Android space, but news like this is reassuring nonetheless.
“Intel continues to work closely with Google to enable future versions of Android, including Jelly Bean, on our family of low power Atom processors.”
Unfortunately there is no time frame for when we will be seeing ICS or Jelly Bean on Intel devices and for that matter when Intel devices will start making their way to US territory. One thing is for certain Intel has a partnership with Motorola and Vizio which both allege will be bringing Android devices powered by Intel very soon.
As you may already know Google revealed back at its I/O event that it would release an Android Platform Development Kit (PDK) to hardware companies to customize the OS for a chipset or device ahead of release. So I am sure Intel is all over that PDK, but as PC World states Intel’s next-generation Atom chip for tablets, code-named Clover Trail, is being targeted for use only in devices with Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 OS. Intel is not porting Android for Clover Trail tablets, and hopes to expand its presence in the tablet market primarily around Windows 8 and Clover Trail.
Google Android 4.1
Microsoft Windows 8