planning to release an x86 version of Android 2.2 Froyo sometime within the next two months, in the hope that the release will encourage developers to use the fashionable Google platform on Atom based netbooks and tablets. Speaking to APC, Intel's senior VP for software and services Renee James confirmed that not only was the project underway for a summer release, the company would be feeding back their code into the open-source project for other Android developers to take advantage of. "All of the (x86) code will be fed back into the open branch that will be created for x86" he explained, going on to suggest that the process as a whole hadn't been especially troublesome for Intel's engineers. "[Porting the OS] wasn’t tremendously difficult, as we have a lot experience in Linux" he said.
Monthly Archive: May 2013
just got announced (here's the hands-on, by the way), and during the announcement, it was revealed that the upcoming device wouldn't be launched with Android 2.2, but would actually get an update Over the Air some time by the end of Summer. Most of us instantaneously started hoping for the end of August. Some of us even had our fingers crossed. And in the midst of that little tid-bit of news, it was revealed that original Droid owners would be getting the update (around?) at the same time. If this newly leaked internal Verizon document is any indicator, then our hopes and dreams are coming true, folks.
back at Computex earlier in the month, it's good to see that it's back, and in the best capacity it could be: for sale. That's right, if you're a lucky enough to be across the pond, or want to import something, then you can order your very own 7-inch capacitive touchscreen tablet, running Android 2.1, with a screen resolution of 800 x 480.