In a sign that the company will soon make good on its mobile industry promises, Intel held a conference with Google executives to announce its foray into the world of tablets.
The only Intel-powered tablet to date has been Tegatech Australia's Tega v2, which hasn't garnered widespread sales in U.S. markets. Intel has been promoting the spread of its technology in the mobile market for several months, but until September has remained mum on the specific dates and manufacturers related to a new release.
At the 2011 Intel Developer Forum, Andy Rubin, Google's vice president of the Android operating system, was in attendance to signal the efforts by the two companies to bring their technology together.
"We're here to announce a continuation of the strategic lines between the two companies," said Rubin at the conference. "We're going to collaborate very closely to make sure that Android is optimized the best it possibly can be for Intel architecture."
While the announcement means that Intel tablets are likely to appear early in 2012, the company has yet to show signs of aligning with a manufacturer to produce hardware and mobile accessories.