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Intel finishes Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port for x86 phones

By Jos
Sep 13, 2012
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  1. The latest version of Android is now compatible with Intel-based handsets -- if you can find one, that is. The Santa Clara chip giant is just getting started in the smartphone market, with devices available from select carriers in India,...

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  2. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,513   +339

    Hmm this seems to be a popular topic. Intel now have to prove x86 is a worthy competitor judging by the apparent lack of interest!
     
  3. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Booster Posts: 121

    If it is x86 based, then can't it be cracked to run Windows, at least theoretically?
     
  4. Maybe it can run any of the windows xp/vista/7 "performance editions", courtesy of the friendly neighborhood pirates.
     
  5. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,207   +174

    How well did the Orange San Diego (Android 2.3) stack up against a Qualcomm chipped phone? We never got to see on stateside.
     
  6. Cory Roberts

    Cory Roberts TS Rookie

    I'll be willing to bet that Intel is using heavily sources from the android-x86 project.

    http://www.android-x86.org/

    They contributed to the project for the first time in July of this year.
     
  7. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Guru Posts: 487   +25

    I wonder what the benchmarks will look like? The hardware in the first Intel based phones seemed to do fantastic and that was running on crappy Gingerbread.
     

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