Intel and Google to offer Android Honeycomb on Intel’s Atom chips

Intel and Google are teaming up to offer Google’s Honeycomb 3.0 on Intel’s next generation Atom chips – Medfield.

The new low power Atom chip will be powering Android devices in the near future. Intel is optimizing the chips for tablets and smartphones alike for performance and power.


During the Intel Developer forum in San Francisco last week, Intel introduced the Medfield chip running on an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device.

The way I see things going, Android running on Intel’s Atom chips, means even more lightweight notebook and most importantly cheaper. If Android gets onto the notebook territory, then Windows is going to take a hit. All this could mean cheaper notebook computer for us users, so I guess its not so bad, no?