Today Google’s Andy Rubin took to the stage at IDF along with Intel CEO Paul Otellini who was nice enough to show everyone a little peak at a new Intel Medfield-based Android phone. The phone was running a version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread and this goes nicely with what we reported yesterday regarding Intel Atom processors and more getting Android Gingerbread support.
This isn’t the first time we have seen or heard of hardware running on Intel processors aboard Android but this is a sign that things are surely moving along. This shows us that Intel and Google have been working together to bring Intel mobile processors and more to the world of Android.
Both Intel and Google plan to develop and improve their offerings and support for each other and this only proves that Android is and will continue to grow. The best news so far, is that all future versions of Android will have full support for Intel’s low-power portable and mobile processors and will even be “optimized” for Intel. The only thing I don’t like about the Medfield-based phone shown on stage and pictured above is how closely it resembles an i*hone 4. We will stay up on all things Intel and report it as we see and hear it.[via Engadget]