Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has found the need to update its Chrome browser because it has a certain level of incompatibility with smartphones that run with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) – which has been increasing in number in recent months. However, it seems coincidental, no, that the update comes out as Google’s own Motorola RAZR I is about to hit the market.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced an updated version of Chrome that is for phones on the Android operating system and run on chips made by Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) – though it seems that, based on technical specs, that this update may only apply to the Motorola RAZR I at this point, as that phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform and boasts a 2-gigahertz Intel Atom processor, which is claimed to be faster than many rival dual-core processors.
As Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) transitions from PCs to mobile devices, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) seems to be working to keep its Android phones up with the new era for Intel. Google Inc. (GOOG) is one of the more popular stock plays for hedge-fund managers, including billionaire Julian Robertson of Tiger Management, who had more than $18 million invested in Google at the end of June.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) implied – rather than coming right out and stating it directly – that this update will address some of the core common complaints about Chrome on other Intel-chipped phones – namely security and speed, especially to keep with the speed of the Atom processor in the new RAZR model. “The Chrome team is happy to announce the availability of Chrome for Android on Intel x86 devices, which means that if you have an Android device based on x86, you’ll now be able to experience the speed, security, and simplicity of Chrome,” said the announcement.