Google and Intel partner up in chip making
Google and Intel have announced a new partnership for Android chip making. The partnership has been formed to improve the running of the Android OS on Intel processors.
The development partnership is especially important for Intel, as they are currently lacking in the mobile phone processor market. Intel is currently the worlds biggest chip maker but has not managed to make headways in the mobile phone device market.
ARM holdings are currently the leading manufacturer of low power processing chips and dominates the market. For what once was a small Cambridge based business it has certainly grown to an industry leader.
Smartphones and tablets have seen a massive increase in demand over the last year or so, many of these devices run Google’s Android operating system so it is vitally important the OS gets the best out of the chips inside. Android is currently the leading OS for smartphones and with this new deal it is only likely to increase.
The news on this partnership comes days after HTC announced they wanted to buy an OS. This deal hopes to get the best out of both the OS and the hardware in an Android device. Maybe this will attract HTC to stay with Android and use Intel processors in the future due to the extreme performance and capabilities.
Intel only recently released their version of ARM’s processors. Many analysts have said that Intel has been to slow to respond to the ever growing smartphone and tablet market. Maybe this new partnership will push Intel on top of ARM?