Intel Eyes Smartphone & Tablet Segment Boost Following Android Deal with Google

California based chipmaker Intel Corp. has inked a new tie up with the Internet giant Google Inc. with the view of improving the quality of its tablet and mobile phone processors powered by the Android operating system.

The joining of forces between the two technology behemoths will no doubt provide the chipmaker with a golden opportunity to access one of the fastest expanding segment in the entire mobile industry.

Industry experts are of the view that this new deal will enable Intel, which happens to be the largest chip manufacturer in the world for computer and server products, to strengthen its foothold in the smartphone and tablet market significantly.

The company has so far failed to make any far reaching impact in the global mobile-devices market. So it became almost mandatory for the company to take some adequate steps which would help it sustain its hard earned reputation in the market- especially at a time when many analysts have already raised the alarm saying that the PC era is almost over and tablet devices and smartphones will soon emerge as the most popular computing devices.

"It's really about Google saying that Intel is going to be a first-class citizen in the Android ecosystem," said David Kanter of Real World Technologies, BBC News reports.

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