Chrome Update Brings Intel Support

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Last week, we talked about the Intel chips that have been showing up in smartphones as of late, most recently and notably in the Motorola RAZR i. While these chips have very good compatibility with apps designed for ARM SoCs, largely not requiring developers to make any adjustments, there have been some issues running existing code. One of the most high-profile apps to run into these kind of problems was Google’s Chrome browser. Luckily for anyone interested in a phone running one of these chips, Google’s come through with a quick fix, releasing a new version of Chrome that no longer causes trouble for Intel-based phones.

Chrome 18.0.1026311 adds this new support for Medfield chips, though since only the RAZR i has an official release of Ice Cream Sandwich available for it, which Chrome requires, it’s the only model to benefit from the release at this time. We’re just glad to see that developers aren’t ignoring the issues presented by these Intel chips, and seem willing to make adjustments like this when they’re needed. Chances are, we’ll be seeing even more phones built around Intel SoCs as we get into 2013.

Source: Google
Via: Engadget

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