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    Intel developing open source android 2.2 for x86

    Hey guys,

    I know a lot of people would love to run android as their carOS, and why not, it's a great OS.

    Either way, caught news of intel porting 2.2 (FroYo), should be available this summer...

    http://pocketnow.com/tech-news/intel...tel-atom-chips

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    Its a cool idea......but its not going to increase atom sales. Anything that wants to be power efficient uses an ARM processor...and anything thats powerful enough to use an atom would want a full OS.

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    I couldnt disagree more with the 1st reply there.

    This is great news and android running properly on an Atom CPU brings great potential. Something tiny running a 1.3ghz atom will now manage everything your android phone can do - only on a bigger screen and faster. You can pick up some small atom CPU devices with touch screens - eg the Joggler we have in the UK - for 50 and then put Android on it and have a capactive LED backlit touch screen with PC behind it that draws 5W and takes up 2 inches depth into your dash.

    Add to that you get the whole of the android marketplace for apps - eg wikitude etc so use the sat nav version with a well placed camera on the front of the car or at your eye level and you get a an exceptional sat nav system.

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    Never said it wouldn't be useful to quite a few people (take a look at the android-x86 project and its following)...just that it wont boost intels sales.

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    moorsetown claims idle power of 21mW compared to about 15mW A9 Cortex ARM. Medfield will be better and Atom is a lot faster (although it will gobble up the electricities at the higher speeds).

    If the people want android and there is no port of android that works on intel hardware, intel won't sell any hardware. I'm thinking specifically of handset hardware, not netbooks for the record. So I'm going to disagree that it would help boost sales of intel hardware .

    Also, android sucks.

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    Well i was going to try Linuxice on my joggler but I don't think it will work well enough and this guy is having problems: http://forums.openice.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=788

    Back to android:


    As for atom sales - if there is android out for netbooks and EEEPCs then sales will definitely go up. Free OS with loads of support for apps and runs very quick - not going to take much to get people to buy it.

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    Let's forget if it will benefit Intel, and look forward to how we can use it lol.

    I can't wait to get android running in my car. I think without a lot of people spending a lot of time on a custome linux distro, it'll be the best OS as long as we can access the market and other available android apps as well as get it to interface with gps's etc.

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    and hook up a Wii remote for accelerometer stuff

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    Hmm, Can be done, but I'd prefer to get it working with an Ardiono board

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyBlade View Post
    I can't wait to get android running in my car. I think without a lot of people spending a lot of time on a custome linux distro, it'll be the best OS as long as we can access the market and other available android apps as well as get it to interface with gps's etc.
    as mentioned in other posts, android will need exactly what linuxICE needs, a UI developed for it for the car. ...Which requires developers and 90% of the developers that care about the car platforms are here in this forum writing windows software. And those in this forum that do care and aren't writing windows software would rather write software for an OS that's really Linux and really open source.
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