An expected deal to sell off its Intel-based servers to the Chinese electronics company has arrived, reflecting the shifting realities of the market for powerful networked machines.
In partnership with the Arduino project popular among hobbyists and students, Intel will sell small computer systems with its 32-bit Quark chip.
IDG says the chipmaker has Android 4.1 working on its architecture, although it is unclear when those who have picked up handsets such as the Orange San Diego will get the upgrade.
CEO Meg Whitman says during an earnings conference call that Hewlett-Packard has a line of products ready for the next iteration of Windows.
Servers based on Intel's IA-64 processors are losing developers right and left, so HP is hedging its bets with a move toward x86.
Even if Nvidia developed an Intel-compatible chip, the challenges would be big.
Centaur Technology, a subsidiary of Via Technologies, is shipping samples of its new x86 chip to customers.
Correspondent James Hilliard and ZDNet's David Berlind examine whether AMD has an advantage over Intel in the 64-bit x86 chip category because AMD was first to market.