Chinese "Homegrown" was What DAM and Joll missed to realize but MF already knew what did it mean????
Company Puts Android on Laptop With China-backed Chips
Owen Fletcher, IDG News Service Owen Fletcher, Idg News Service – Wed Mar 3, 11:50 pm ET A Chinese company is tweaking Google's Android operating system to run on a laptop using homegrown Chinese microprocessors, which are backed by the government.
The move by Lemote Technology, based in China's Jiangsu province, is the first sign of interest in Android among backers of China's Loongson chips, which also go by the name Godson.
The Lemote netbook, which has an 800MHz Loongson processor, also adds to the number of devices running Android on MIPS chip architecture. Loongson chips' use of the MIPS instruction set puts them apart from the x86 processors made by giants like Intel. It means the chips cannot run mainstream programs like Windows made for x86 processors. But MIPS Technologies last year said it had ported Android to the MIPS architecture and began promoting its use, largely on embedded devices such as home media players
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In a press statement Tuesday, Google did not explain the reasons for the delay. But a Google executive is quoted as saying it would be “irresponsible” to launch the smartphones in China, as planned, since it was unclear “how things are going to turn out” in the coming weeks.
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