Intel completes work on 64-bit version of Android for Atom processors
by Gary Sims on January 10, 2014 4:27 am
"During CES Intel revealed that it has been making code contributions to the 64-bit version of Android 4.4 KitKat and that the kernel work is now complete. According to Hermann Eul, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group, Intel has worked to ensure that, at the kernel level at least, OEMs using Silvermont based Atom processors have a 64-bit version of Android available for use on their devices.
There is currently little or no news about Google’s plans to support 64-bits in Android but Intel has gone ahead and added support itself. "
"We don't want partners to be held up (by Google's delay). And when Google does provide that, partners can just slot that code into place." Hermann Eul
"It isn’t clear what sort of changes Intel has made since the Linux kernel has support 64-bit architectures for many years. More details about Intel’s support for 64-bit Android, especially for Merrifield based smartphones, are expected at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona next month."