Intel hiring Windows Phone engineers, x86 windows phones may be on the way

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We know Windows Phone 8 can run on x86 processors, with Greg Sullivan saying just a few weeks ago:

“Our architecture is such that it’s hardware independent. For the same reason that Windows 8 [tablets]could run on ‘Wintel’, right now Windows Phone is on Qualcomm. We have a portable OS architecture.”

Hermann Eul, President of Intel’s Mobile Communications Group also confirmed that Intel is open in supporting Windows Phone platform with its x86 chips saying:

“We would be [interested]when we see that this market has a good chance to return our money that we have invested into this,” Eul said. “Our roadmap has devices that can support Windows also on phones. So we can do that. The hooks for doing that [are]there.”

Greg Sullivan however say “We have nothing to announce at this time,” but that day may be coming closer, with Intel advertising for Windows Phone developers in Engineering and Design, which would help the company expand “beyond PCs and servers to netbooks, handhelds, consumer electronics devices, and more.”

Intel already has Android smartphones running x86 in the market, and their future processors will likely be even more frugal with power, making the devices competitive with ARM-powered handsets. This suggests it will not take much engineering to see a x86 Windows phone show up sooner rather than later.

See the full job posting after the break.


Windows Phone Engineers:  Intel would like to talk to you.  If you have Windows phone expertise, the Intel site in Redmond would like to talk to you.  Please contact us at_503-544-7336. Thanks…

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