Intel reportedly brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to x86 phones

Android smartphones running Intel processors should soon be able to get upgraded to the "Jelly Bean" version of the operating system.

The Orange San Diego is one of only two Intel-powered phones in the UK.
(Credit: Intel)

Intel is a relative newcomer to the smartphone processor world, and its x86-architecture chips power only a few devices. Most smartphone processors use ARM's architecture, including those in the vast majority of Android phones.

At the moment, neither of the Intel-powered Android devices in the UK run Android 4.1. The latest version is also known as Jelly Bean, because Intel has to modify each version of the OS to run properly on its rarer system. The Orange San Diego runs Android 2.3, and the ZTE Grand X IN runs Android 4.0.

Read more about Intel porting the updated OS over on sister-site ZDNet UK.

Via ZDNet UK

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trebor83 posted a comment   

I'll be very interested to see what comes from the partnership between Intel and Motorola

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