Intel outs Atom for Android and MeeGo smartphones "We are in the game," says chip giant

Techradar: "Intel has announced its Atom Z6XX series – the chip giant's first big roll of the dice for the smartphone market. The good news is that the chip looks storming in terms of performance and is very power efficient.

The bad news? Intel has named no names in terms of handset manufacturers who might deploy the new silicon, formerly codenamed Moorestown. However, it did show off an Aava Mobile reference device completely powered by Intel hardware during a launch event attended by TechRadar.

The silicon will run the Android OS as well as Intel's joint Linux venture with Nokia, MeeGo. Support for other operating systems was clearly hinted at. Given Nokia's closeness to Intel, we reckon we'll see Symbian running on it before too long."

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