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Wind River and VIA target China with sub-$100 Android
Mobile Devices
Written by Gizmo   
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 19:24

From Rethink Wireless:

Intel's recent acquisitions and partnerships have been designed to take it into new markets rather than strengthen its existing hands - McAfee, Infineon Wireless and embedded software maker Wind River are all taking it in new directions. The latest Wind River project, indeed, is laden with ironies as the company teams up with Intel rival VIA Telecom to create a low cost reference platform for Android, an OS that has remained closely tied to the ARM-based processors rather than Intel's x86.

VIA and Wind River have announced a multiyear partnership to create a reference design targeted at sub-$100 Android smartphones, particularly those made by Chinese vendors. The platform will combine the Intel unit's embedded Android system with VIA's CDMA silicon and printed circuit board assembly. This will enable Chinese OEMs to make low cost Android handsets for CDMA EV-DO networks, such as those run by China Telecom or Korea Telecom, or even Verizon.

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