Intel is still a minor player when it comes to mobile chipsets, since smartphones using its Atom Medfield SoCs have only started to appear this year (and there aren’t too many of them anyway). But the company definitely has big plans. And that’s why it recently unveiled that the Atom SoCs now support Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
According to PC Advisor, “multiple Intel employees” are already using Medfield smartphones which run Jelly Bean. This means that some of the current Atom-powered handsets could be updated to Android 4.1 at some point – although there’s no official word on this yet.
For now, ZTE and Motorola are the only important handset makers that have introduced Intel-powered smartphones. And Motorola is probably going to unveil a new one on September 18. We can certainly hope that it will be a Jelly Bean phone, can’t we?
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