Intel has big Android ambitions for 2014. The chipmaker's points of focus for the year ahead include 64-bit processing power and more tablets.
While still overwhelmingly a purveyor of processors for Windows PCs, Intel knows Android
is its ticket to a bigger share of the mobile market.
One way to make a mark is to go to 64-bit, a feature its processors already support on Windows.
"We're going to scale Android to 64-bit
. We're going to allow it to scale from Atom [processors] all the way to the high-end of the Core processor family," said Kirk Skaugen, general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel, speaking at the chipmaker's investor meeting in November.
It's not clear how soon Intel plans to make this happen in the real world, but there's certainly a race to get there.