Intel Working With Google to Optimize Android for Its Chips

Intel Corp. has formed a partnership with Google Inc. to optimize the Android operating system for its processors, with hopes the move will help the chip giant make inroads into the mobile market and have everything from servers to smartphones running on its technology.

While the Santa Clara, Calif., company dominates the PC and server markets, it has struggled to make inroads in smartphones and tablets because its chips are viewed as too power-hungry compared to designs based on ARM Holdings PLC architecture. But Intel hopes new lower-power chips and advanced-process technology will help it break into the market.

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