Sorry Microsoft: AMD cheats on Windows, plans a fling with Chrome and Android


AMD(s amd) is making quite a name for itself outside of the Windows world all of a sudden. Long a provider of processors specifically for PCs, the company will now be powering the next-generation game consoles from Microsoft and Sony(s sne). But the long-term Windows(s msft) relationship is fraying even more: AMD is expanding options to include support for Google(s goog) Android and Chrome devices.

Transformer Prime: the hottest Android tablet yet? ThumbnailSpeaking to PC World at the Computex event in Taipei on Wednesday, Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of global business units at AMD said, “We are very committed to Windows 8; we think it’s a great operating system, but we also see a market for Android and Chrome developing as well.” I’m not sure what took AMD so long to see this market developing: Android is used on more mobile devices than any other platform and Google’s Chrome browser is used the most…

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