AMD looking for Android talent, Fusion chips for Android anyone?

April 8, 2011
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With Computex 2011 coming up soon you can bet we will be seeing a bunch of new tablets, computers, and other gear land at the show. DigiTimes has caught an interesting tidbit of information to go along with some AMD Brazos tablets that are inbound at the show from MSI and other vendors. Apparently, AMD is looking for some new talent.

The new talent AMD is on the hunt for is specifically for Android driver software development. That opens the very interesting prospect of Fusion chips inside tablets and other gear like notebooks or netbooks that can run Android. More competition in any market is always a good thing for Android fans.

As it stands now there is no hint that Android tablets using AMD hardware might be surfacing at the show. DigiTimes does say that with the strength of the iPad it expects Intel and AMD will have a hard time fighting Apple in the tablet market for at least six months. Perhaps later this year we will see AMD offering hardware with driver support for Android. That will be nice indeed.

[via DigiTimes]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1060836854 Randall Ainsworth

    Just what we need…crappy AMD processors running Android…

    • Anonymous

      hmm??? I think you might be outdated….AMD’s latest fusion processors just beat Atom at lower power consumption….and their fusion technology is looking v promising.

  • Anonymous

    i have this question: if you run android on a x86 processor, the dalvik VM should run all SDK apps… but what about NDK? is there an x86 NDK and all NDK apps are compatible without recompiling?