The above doesn't sound like too good news. Intel have really sucked on the mobile front, and now Google want to partner with them to make Intel the architecture of choice? Sounds like they are going backwards. The ARM/RISC architecture is already doing really well on mobile devices, with everyone including Apple, RIM, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, LG and others all using ARM/RISC-based architectures. Heck, Microsoft are even going to support ARM as of Windows 8.President and CEO of Intel, Paul S. Otellini, opening this year’s Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2011) in San Francisco with his keynote address said that they want to make Intel the architecture of choice for smartphones.
I'm wondering about this as well. The whole AMD/ATI "Future is Fusion" deal sounded like the perfect match for mobile devices - now Nvidia has beaten them to the punch with Tegra *and* Intel has announced concrete plans to get in on the action.And where is AMD on the mobile front? They need to get their act together as well. The more competition the better it is for all of us.