Nvidia has officially announced that it is bringing Android to its Tegra platform, allowing 'advanced user experiences that leverage web and internet content'.
The Tegra 'computer on a chip' platform has already picked up coverage, with Intel showcasing the potential for a $99 Mobile Internet Device (MID).
However, the prospect of the Google-backed Android on both smartphones and MIDs is inevitably going to have manufacturers salivating.
"We welcome Nvidia's support of Android on Tegra and we look forward to many more Android-based devices that deliver an outstanding consumer experience," said Andy Rubin, Google's Senior Director of Mobile Platforms.
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The decision to support Android makes the entire Tegra platform more attractive to manufacturers – who can choose between Microsoft's operating system or what is ostensibly Google's.
'By supporting Android, manufacturers and operators can now easily use a Tegra processor to build mobile phones with advanced user experiences that leverage web and internet content and provide services such as mobile mash-ups and location-based applications,' explains Nvidia's press release.