It seems that chipmaker AMD has decided to make a break from offering Windows-powered devices on an exclusive basis, as the company has now taken up the cause of the Android and Chrome operating systems. For AMD to open their door in order to design and manufacture chips to are powered by Google’s Android and Chrome OS, which are commonly found in tablets and other mobile devices, is seen by many as a step in the right direction. These chips would be based on x86 and ARM architecture, and the uptake of both the Android and Chrome OS ought to be able to deliver flexibility for third-party chip design as well as integration.
While AMD remains extremely committed to Windows 8, they hope to increase their bottomline by working on the Android and Chrome OS markets. This is a turnaround from AMD’s previous stand where they did not carry any interest in Android, but I would say it is a good turnaround. There is no mention on when these AMD-based Android tablets would finally hit the mass market, but we do know that AMD is currently working alongside developers on Android applications for AMD chips.