Android has proven to be a very popular operating system for Google. The first mobile phone running Android, the T-Mobile G1, had its share of teething problems but by most accounts, Android has now hit its stride.

Mentor Graphics has announced that it is extending the Android mobile applications platform to support Freescale QorlQ and PowerQUICC III processors. These processors are built on Freescale Power Architecture technology.

The move was made possible by Mentor Graphics’ purchase of Embedded Alley Development System. Support for the new hardware opens Android up to numerous other industries and applications from networking and storage to printing and imaging and much more. The new development system will be available in August.

[via Mentor]