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[PCWORLD] AMD breaks from Windows exclusivity, adopts Android and Chrome OS

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After years of Windows OS exclusivity, Advanced Micro Devices is opening the door to design chips to run Google's Android and Chrome OS in PCs and tablets.

AMD is expanding OS options as it designs chips based on x86 and ARM architecture, which run multiple OSes, said Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of global business units at AMD, in an interview at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.
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While this really isnt the most exciting news, its great to see AMD continuing to grow.
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I'm an Intel user / fan but this is really cool to see, if this takes off well AMD will have the mobile market dominated in no time
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I'm an Intel user / fan but this is really cool to see, if this takes off well AMD will have the mobile market dominated in no time

good for AMD, but do you think Intel is just sitting back and watching from the side lines, or have you not heard of Bay Trail?
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I would love to see apu tablets! Ive wanted a tablet for a long time but the current video power on affordable units is.. weak.


This tickles my fancy ^^
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Jaguar cores ALL of the things!

All of them!
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Well, there is an x86 build of Android Intel has been working on, so there is no reason AMD shouldn't do the same, it's in their best interests now that they have a suitable low power architecture to go into tablets.

Also, saying Windows exclusivity is not quite the best way to put it, people can run a variety of Linux distros on AMD hardware and AMD even provides proprietary drivers:


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Well, there is an x86 build of Android Intel has been working on, so there is no reason AMD shouldn't do the same, it's in their best interests now that they have a suitable low power architecture to go into tablets.

Also, saying Windows exclusivity is not quite the best way to put it, people can run a variety of Linux distros on AMD hardware and AMD even provides proprietary drivers:


Mmm i think its nit so much that amd cant run anything but windows, but prebuilt units arent sold with amd/non-windows pairings.
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Well, there is an x86 build of Android Intel has been working on, so there is no reason AMD shouldn't do the same, it's in their best interests now that they have a suitable low power architecture to go into tablets.

x86 Android is maintained by Google.... Intel does contribute to it though.
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I am glad to see more companies supporting Chrome OS. It really is a fantastic concept for people who need more than a tablet but less than a full laptop and for people that just need to browse the internet and type a few documents. My chromebook is the least fussy device I have ever had.
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I am glad to see more companies supporting Chrome OS. It really is a fantastic concept for people who need more than a tablet but less than a full laptop and for people that just need to browse the internet and type a few documents. My chromebook is the least fussy device I have ever had.

Really? I feel like those are going to phased out now that having a tablet/hybrid with a full featured version of windows and not suck is actually a reality (versus those days of XP on a toshiba tablet in 2007 -____- )
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