IDF 2011: Intel and Google unite for future of Android

Indeed, Otellini showed off two devices based on the Atom processor dubbed Medfield. He wouldn't be drawn on specifics in terms of release dates and partners.

You saw what happened, how fast Android took share from Apple Good products on good platforms can still really make a big difference.

"Every time we've collaborated with Google good things have come out of it so I'm excited and have high expectations around this as well," he said.

While he conceded Intel's smartphone ambition was a bold one fraught with challenges, he was clear about the end goal.

"We want to make Intel the platform of choice for smartphone ecosystems."

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.