Feeds

Intel, Google 'optimize' chips for Android

Today, tomorrow, and forevermore

3 Big data security analytics techniques

IDF 2011 Intel will add another layer to its ongoing partnership with Google, announcing that the two companies will work together to optimize all future releases of Android for Intel-architecture processors.

"Google and Intel have been working together as partners in computing solutions for many years in the data center, on Google TV, on Chrome OS," Intel CEO Paul Otellini told attendees during his Intel Developer Forum keynote address on Tuesday. "And now our smartphone design teams have come together on optimizing our silicon and our designs for Android."

Intel CEO Paul Otellini at IDF 2011

Paul Otellini at IDF 2011

Earlier this year, Otellini let it be known that Intel was porting the tablet-specific Android 3.0, aka Honeycomb, to Intel architecture. Apparently, the IDF announcement deepens and extends that effort.

Andy Rubin, Google's senior vice president of mobile, joined Otellini on stage, and effused about partnering with Intel. "The partnership has been great," he said. "We've optimized a lot of our products, including what's running in the data center, every time [there's been] some new types of core redesign – obviously being handled by the IA architecture."

Otellini brought the discussion out of the data center and into your pocket or onto your lap, telling Rubin: "We have lots of products coming out that I hope you guys can take advantage of in phones and tablets. And we're excited about optimizing our silicon and reference designs around not just the current releases of Android, but the future ones as well."

Rubin took a moment to explain the meat of the agreement. "We're going to collaborate very closely to make sure that Android is optimized the best it possibly can be for the Intel architecture," he said. "Going forward, all future releases of Android will be optimized."

Intel-Android slide at IDF 2011

On-stage engagement announcement

Rubin said that the optimization will be broad-ranging, beginning with "the very low levels" of hardware-software interaction, citing as examples the Android kernel, Intel's memory-management abilities, and other "great features of these low-power IA architecture [chips]," including multimedia, 3D graphics, and other SoC capabilities.

Otellini was careful to emphasize the ongoing nature of his company's partnership with Google. "Every time we've collaborated with Google," he said, "good things have come out of it. So I'm excited – and have high expectations – around this as well."

Otellini was excited. Rubin was excited. Following the rubrics of keynote exchanges, in the two minutes that Rubin was on stage, he and Otellini expressed their mutual excitement a good half-dozen times. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.