Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is reportedly supporting an open-source project that is looking to port Google’s Android operating system onto PCs powered by x86-based processors.
Meanwhile, officials with AMD rival Intel are saying that the goal of their joint efforts with Google is not to bring Android to PCs, but to enable it to run on mobile computing devices – specifically smartphones and tablets – that are powered by Intel’s Atom platform.
The open-source project Android-x86, which AMD is backing with money, equipment and people, is being led by developer Chih-Wei Huang. He told The Register that AMD had donated two tablets and has a couple of engineers helping with the project. With that backing, the porting of Android to AMD’s x86-based “Brazos” platform is mostly complete and the source code is now available. More at fo