During Intel’s first quarter, the chip maker announced that they would be taking on Android by porting Honeycomb’s source code. This move was applauded by many, and Intel’s shares rose by over 7.5%. Over the next few months, Intel is planning on offering chips for tablets running on the Android operating system, along with smartphones.
According to Intel’s Chief Executive Paul Otellini:
We’ve received the Android code – the Honeycomb version of Android source code – from Google, and we’re actively doing the port on that.
This news regarding Intel and Android has not just boosted Intel’s shares, but it has also put an end to many rumors regarding Intel. This will also give manufactures like Motorola, Samsung, and HTC choses when it comes to faster chips for their devices.
During the first quarter Intel’s shares rose by almost 30%, $3.16 billion. This news also means that we could possible see an Android desktop, laptop, or both in the future. We will be keeping an eye on this and keep you posted.