While AMD and Intel are battling in their own league for the hardware support for mobile operating systems like Android, VIA, even in the shadow of these two, manages quietly to innovate on their own ground. In this context the company has announced support for Android for x86 platforms, starting with their VIA EITX-3002 Em-ITX motherboards. This support will be expanded later to other products of the company.
The point is that VIA targets itself to another market with their solutions, not the general consumer market to which we are accustomed to, but the embedded products market, such as entertainment systems in vehicles, vending machines, dispensers, ATMs, point of sales and so on.
The first VIA’s x86 platform which adds support for Android is the VIA EITX-3002 Em-ITX platform, based on a VIA Nano X2 E-series processor of 1.2GHz or a dual core VIA Eden X2 processor clocked at 1.0Ghz, accompanied by a VIA VX900 MSP (Media System Processor).
VIA now adds even more flexibility to this platform, so the existing support for Windows 7, XP, Windows Embedded Standard 2009, WES7 (Windows Embedded Standard 7), Debian and other distros, now added the support for Android 2.2 and higher in the future.