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AMD's Hondo APU will support Windows 8 and Linux, but not Android


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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:07 AM

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AMD said its upcoming Hondo processor will be featured only on Windows 8 tablets at launch, however unlike Intel, AMD said there is nothing stopping people from running Linux on its Hondo processor.

Steve Belt, corporate VP of ultra low power products at AMD told The INQUIRER, "This is a Windows 8 product, only. We're not doing Android on this platform, at least not now. [...] It is a conscious decision not to go after Android. We think the Windows 8 space has a lot of opportunity, there's plenty of TAM [total addressable market] there for us to go at. So we don't need to spread ourselves into other markets, we think Windows 8 is a great place to start. Down the road we may look at Android, right now we're focused on Windows 8."

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#2 R@6271M3

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:37 PM

Hondo is for ultrabooks right? Who installs Android on an ultrabook?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:00 PM

This is what I got from the title"

AMD's Hondo APU will support [a Desktop OS] and [a Desktop OS], but not [a mobile OS]

I'm not sure why Android is even included in this comparison.

Edited by hab, 20 September 2012 - 09:01 PM.


#4 SurB86

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:30 AM

^ Actually Hondo is a tablet chip and Android is the most popular tablet OS.

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