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Intel confirmed on Monday to ComputerWorld that the upcoming Atom chip code named Clover Trail could support Android.
An Intel Spokeswoman wrote in an email , "Intel has plans for another version of this platform directed at Linux/Android; however we are not commenting on the platform specifics or market segments that at this time. Stay tuned."
The article continues and suggests that "Intel will likely have to build in driver and software support for those features so Android can work on tablets with Clover Trail chips."
Microsoft is expected to release Windows 8 as well as ARM tablets October 25. Intel has worked closely with Microsoft on these tablets. Expanding the processor to support Android will help the company capture a greater tablet market.