Wireless communication device users may be among those keen to hear that Intel has created a development partnership with Google in a bid to help improve how the Android operating system runs on its processors.
According to Intel, the strategic move is designed to it improved access to the fast-growing mobile devices sector.
Although Intel is the biggest chipmaker in the computer and server market, it has so far failed to surpass Cambridge-based designer ARM Holdings in the market for low power consumption chips.
Speaking about the partnership, David Kanter of Real World Technologies, explained: "It's really about Google saying that Intel is going to be a first-class citizen in the Android ecosystem."
In other industry news, market researcher IDC has revealed that smartphone shipments outstripped feature phone shipments in Western Europe during the second quarter of 2011 the first time this has ever been the case.
Smartphone shipments grew to 52 per cent of the total mobile phone shipments during the second quarter of 2011.
Posted by Andre Dixon