Dual Bootable Android 4.2.2 Released By Intel
By Edwin Kee on 03/12/2013 23:14 PDT
Dual Bootable Android 4.2.2 Released By Intel would be the name on your lips, assuming you have been on the lookout to find a way to enjoy the Android platform on your desktop or your notebook, and have given it a go with pre-alpha builds of software which tend to carry a whole lot of bugs with them. Well, Intel, has just rolled out an Intel-optimized build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which is now capable of dual booting alongside Windows 8 as an operating system, now how about that?
One must stress, however, that the recently introduced build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean was specially rolled out for developers and for folks who think that they fall under the “most enthusiastic of enthusiasts” category. It is not all fun and games, but there is a bunch of new options to consider, as the new code has been built on the Linux 3.8 kernel, and sports a new interactive installer, with of course, the aforementioned ability to dual-boot on a Windows 8 system. Can you smell a spanking new update for the Motorola RAZR i in the works already?
I posted this yesterday but not too many people seem to gasped the significance of this. This news means ALL future PCs (especially PC hybrid) can run Android! So, for a PC hybrid, this means that in laptop mode, you can do your PC work in Windows and in tablet mode, you can run Android and be able to use all current Android apps! This will allow for new breed of products such as the Asus PadFone.
There was also news yesterday from Google that Andy Rubin, head of Android has stepped down to be replaced by the head of Chrome OS. This sounds like Google plans to merge Chrome OS with Android. It won't be long before Apple merges their iOS with MacOS. Intel is in very good position here because it can support all 4 major OS's (Windows, MacOS, Chrome and Linux).