That means the new computers will be able to switch between Windows and Android with the press of a button.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the plan during his speech at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, where the huge 2014 International CES tech trade show is underway. According to Krzanich, the new computers would offer the best of both worlds, running applications on the PC based on Windows and apps based on Android.

The ‘Windroid’ partnership signals a break in the ‘Wintel’ alliance of Microsoft and Intel. Intel also unveiled a ‘smart charging bowl’ that powers multiple devices that have just been dropped inside, as well as a new system-on-a-chip called Edison that it says will enable new wearable devices, and announced a USD 1.3 million contest to find the best ideas for new wearable gadgets and solutions.

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