Intel releases 64-bit-optimized KitKat, talks new chips for Chromebooks

  • 3 April 2014
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Chromebook-friendly 'Braswell' chip also revealed at China conference

 
At its Developer Forum in China today, Intel reportedly confirmed the release of a version of Android 4.4 KitKat optimized for 64-bit Intel Architecture chips, following up on its recent announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. CNET
quotes the company as saying "With this release, the company ported, validated and tested the Android Open Source code on IA [Intel Architecture], taking on the work that developers typically would need to do on their own. This release will provide the ecosystem with 64-bit kernel support for development of next-generation devices."
 
We got our first look at 64-bit Intel chips running Android back at Mobile World Congress in February, where the developer also announced its new Merrifield and Moorefield CPUs aimed at Google's mobile OS.
 
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