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  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    - That you don't care about the millions who've splashed out on Android devices?
    - That you've seen Windows 8 and thought, "Ohh crap"?
    - That Google has no actual direction?

    ...or am I missing something? I'm probably way off mark but I'm being honest here.
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  • IlllI - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    it means intel paid them a butt-load of money Reply
  • taltamir - Friday, September 16, 2011 - link

    Ding ding ding!
    We have a winner!
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  • StormyParis - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    It mas Android was built from the ground up to be fairly platform-independent, so why not take advantage of it ?
    I see that as a big positive: more apps, more competition, more phones... what's not to like ? (unless you're an ARM cpu manufacturer ^^)
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  • IlllI - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    intel cant compete in the hand-held market unless they buy their way in. Reply
  • Hector2 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Those who know even a little about technology know that Intel won't be a player in hand-helds until they get the power down substantially and are as easy to use as today's units.

    I think it's pretty clear from the presentations today and the Haswell data shown that Intel is well on the way to getting there. I don't think even Intel is saying it'll be there next year, but it's coming. 22nm units will be pretty close. The 14nm units after that ought to pretty amazing.
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  • hechacker1 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Interesting to see Microsoft focusing heavily on ARM with Windows 8, and now Intel targeting Android. Presumably they will be competitive soon with ARM's power usage, but have X86 and support all the older Windows software.

    I wonder if Microsoft will target X86 based tablets.

    Too bad about MeeGo, it had some potential as another Linux based alternative.

    Guess we have Windows 8 (phones), Android, and iOS for the foreseeable future.
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  • damianrobertjones - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    "I wonder if Microsoft will target X86 based tablets."

    Eh?
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  • jeremyshaw - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    I had the same response, too :p Seriously, x86 tablets aren't even rare... Reply
  • Gondalf - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Android is very popular and Google has A LOT of money to invest on it. In the next months Intel will be present in both segment of the market. We will see if Win 8 or Android will be the winner :). Strategic alliace from Intel........ Reply
  • danjw - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Intel, is trying to dig themselves out of the mobile hole they dug themselves into. So, they paid Google to a bunch of money to make sure Android will run on x86 architecture. It isn't a problem, the more diversity in Android, the better. But don't fool yourself, Intel realizes it screwed up by not going more aggressively after the mobile market.
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  • Gondalf - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    The new roadmap is impressive and even upcoming Medfield seems decent. If intel can execute well and the brand new architecture in fast development is good (bye bye Atom), Intel can fill the gap in two years.
    Better than nothing......Amd is out of the game in this segment.
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  • CrystalBay - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Very interesting... Reply
  • FaceTheSlayer - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Take that Microsoft. Reply
  • tommo123 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    done properly i mean. not the mess that atom was. i want the whole thing built on their best process tech (not a good chip on a crappy chipset).

    wonder how intels trigate will help them out?
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  • etamin - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    "Android will be optimized for Intel x86 architecture" Does this mean "optimize" in the traditional sense, or does it mean migrate entirely to x86 eventually? What a weasely phrase. Reply

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