Intel announced earlier this morning that they will be working on porting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system from Google over to their range of smartphones and tablets which will run on low-power Atom processors. There was, however, no time frame at all concerning when the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port would be realized, so hopefully it will be sometime in the immediate future when Jelly Bean is still the hottest candy in the mobile operating system world, at least before Google releases the next major update to the Android ecosystem. Neither do we know just when the operating system will see action in Intel’s products.
Suzy Greenberg, a company spokeswoman, mentioned in an e-mail that “Intel continues to work closely with Google to enable future versions of Android, including Jelly Bean, on our family of low power Atom processors.”
Right now, smartphones that have Intel chips inside do come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with plans to receive an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update as well. I guess it is best to take things one step at a time, and we do look forward to Ice Cream Sandwich prior to Jelly Bean.