Intel may be working with notebook OEMs on Android tablets

Intel is working with six to eight notebook manufacturers in an effort to push more into the Android tablet market, DigiTimes is reporting. Inventec and Compal Electronics — two Taiwanese companies — are among the manufacturing partners listed, and Intel could show off a few new devices during the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) show in Beijing next month (or during Computex Taipei later this year). DigiTimes has a mixed track record, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see this particular prognostication come to fruition. After all, ViewSonic recently launched its ViewPad 10 tablet, which is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor and runs Android 1.6 and Windows 7. The report also suggests that Intel is working closely with Google in developing new Chrome OS products that could launch during the second half of 2011.

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