Intelis mulling over hardware acceleration for Google’s WebM video format for its embedded Atom proccessors, the Atom CE4100. With Intel hardware being integrated into GoogleTV, it seems a bit odd that Intel is thinking about adding WebM support instead of just doing it. I guess it’s up to Google to push the new standard while the chip maker waits in the sidelines.
Hardware acceleration: like sandals for bare feet.
For more serious work, there are two Intel Core 2 CULV models, and a single Atom Z530 slate featuring more RAM more storage, but likely at the cost of battery life. Windows 7, naturally.
Google draws another line in the sand by adding the Lead Designer of Palm webOS to their ranks. This will allow Google to release a more polished Android OS in future releases. Ultimately this will make Android a more compelling for manufacturers as they don’t need to spend the resources adjusting the UI (unless they want to of course), and more enjoyable for the end-user as they get a nicer OS. Everyone wins, well, except RIM and Apple (poor Microsoft and HP aren’t even invited to the party).