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pete.mackay
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re: Intel should follow Wind River into Android
pete.mackay   4/22/2011 9:00:49 PM
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Interesting article, thanks Rick. I don't agree that Intel should create its own Android development team though. It's a semiconductor company and in my opinion should stay focused on its core competencies making chips. Wind River is a world-leading Android integrator with the added benefit of expertise in verticals Android has expanded into (medical, automotive, A&D, etc). Its core competency in embedded systems is a strategic diversification for Intel. If, as you say, Atom is a power hog that Quantum needs to remedy, wouldn't they be better off with a laser-sharp resource focus on that hardware redesign instead of trying to play catch-up with their own subsidiary? MeeGo has a history that I could tell you my take on offline sometime. Corporate positioning evolved it into a smartphone competitor of Android, so public perception buried it with the Nokia Windows announcement in typical myopic fashion. When you see Android and MeeGo for the technology platforms they are, you start to see where each falter and excel, and there are plenty of applications of each to go around. I often find humor reading comments about Android killing MeeGo (given how much MeeGo code is actually leveraged in some of the most popular Android products out there).

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re: Intel should follow Wind River into Android
LarryM99   4/19/2011 9:46:05 PM
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Remember the scene in Blazing Saddles where the wagon train was being attacked by Indians so they circled the wagons? Remember the outcast wagon that had to circle itself? Need I say more? :-) Larry M.

selinz
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re: Intel should follow Wind River into Android
selinz   4/18/2011 9:24:04 PM
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How about jumping on the HP WEBOs bandwagon?

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re: Intel should follow Wind River into Android
chanj0   4/18/2011 5:09:57 PM
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Instead of going along the mobile market and Android, would Intel be better off if it creates a new and better market for Atom/ MeeGo?

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