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Mobile Portland: Intel's Android Tools and Community

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1417 NW Everett St, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



Because Intel is a hardware company, people often miss the things Intel does on the software side and in particular open source software. Intel is one of the largest contributors to Linux. And it taking up a similar role when it comes to Android.

Not only have Intel worked with handset manufacturers to ship phones running on Intel metal and more recently beginning to manufacturer ARM chips as well, but they've been contributors to Android's open source software. They have a ton of tools that developers can use.

We're pleased and lucky to have Daniel Holmlund, an engineer working for Intel's Android developer relations, here in Portland to give us an overview of Android development and projects to which Intel contributes. They'll talk what developers need to be aware of when moving an application to an Intel Android devices, and the software tools that Intel creates to analyze and optimize Android applications.

In addition, Intel will be giving away t-shirts and you can enter a raffle to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. You must be present to win.

Editor's note: one of the best tricks we've learned for Android development is to use the Intel emulators because they run faster on our Macs than the ARM-based emulators do. We've found it worthwhile to pay attention to what Intel is up to on Android.

About Daniel Holmlund

Daniel Holmlund Daniel Holmlund has been a software developer for more than 14 years. During that time he’s worked on a variety of projects including p2p caching technologies, currency transaction servers and a software workflow for publishing e-books.

He joined Intel’s Developer Relations Division 3 years ago focusing on mobile software including HTML5 and Android. Before Intel, Daniel worked in France as a software developer at a non-profit focused on French and North African literacy.