Intel: Don't expect tons of Android, Windows dual devices yet
Intel's tablet general manager is keen on selling chips for both Android and Windows 8.1 devices, but don't expect to see a crush of dual-OS devices yet.
LAS VEGAS -- Erik Reid, general manager of Intel's tablet business, says that the company's customers are exploring the Windows 8.1, Android dual-OS strategy in the face of Android's overwhelming popularity in mobile devices. But "exploring" is the operative word.
That, of course, is an advantage that only Intel has -- its chips can run both operating systems -- and one it wants to exploit it in as many feasible ways as possible.
Intel's customers -- the world's biggest device makers -- are looking into the technology, but it's not clear right now how many will actually commit.
"They're exploring, they're trying to understand opportunities, the usage models [but] most of the devices you'll see in the market will be Windows specific or Android specific, but you'll certainly see a few experiments," Reid said in an interview with CNET.