In news likely to further bolster the already incredibly buoyant Android activation market, hot chip of the old block manufacturer par excellence, Intel, has announced plans to enter the smartphone market, focusing solely on – you guessed it – the People’s Platform, Google’s open-source OS: Android.
Ruling out the possibility of working with also-ran Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform, Intel managing director, Graham Palmer, said: “While the company has set its sight on expanding its presence in the smartphone market, it has to focus its resources carefully. All software works best on Intel architecture, but we’ve got to focus on one platform to start with and for smartphones we’re really focusing on Android, not Windows Phone.
And why wouldn’t they? With Android taking platform of choice plaudits the world over, all Intel intel would point towards backing the winning horse, regardless of the firm’s long history of partnership with the PC pushers at Microsoft, blow for Bill Gates as it may be.
So when will we be able to get our sticky mitts on the first Intel powered Android device? As soon as June 6th for Orange customers…