Google Wednesday published a list of partners that it’s working with on Google Chrome. Google’s Sundar Pichai divulged the names of many companies it is working with for its just announced OS, but Intel wasn’t one of them.
Pichai mentioned that the list was not a complete one and said that those named were only ‘among others’ that were also collaborating with Google on the project. TG Daily today reports that an Intel representative has confirmed the company collaborated with Google on the project. Not only that, but the Intel-insider also said that the company is happy about Chrome.
"We have been privy to the project for some time and we have worked with Google on a variety of projects, including this one,” said the representative. “We welcome Google's move here."
The news follows previous comments from Michael Chen, director of Intel's embedded sales group and ultra mobility group in Asia-Pacific. Chen said that the company wasn’t worried about Google’s rival to Moblin. "Our long-term goal is providing hardware for devices with different operating systems... more competition will drive up more innovations and that's good for consumers," he said, according to MorningStar (opens in new tab).
With Chrome initially targeted at netbooks, with the vast majority of them packing some breed of Intel’s Atom processor, it’s easy to see why the company is so blasé about Google’s foray into the operating system market.