On September, 10, 2013, we released the Intel® XDK NEW, our initial release of a new version of the Intel® XDK. I want to let you know why we did this. As you probably know, Intel acquired the appMobi* HTML5 development tools last February, which included the then appMobi* XDK and Dev Center (the build service.) We re-launched it as the Intel® XDK shortly thereafter.
With this release, we’re starting to convert our runtime containers to use Cordova* 3.x. The Cordova folks have really done a nice job extending the architecture to more easily allow plugins of different types and we look forward to taking advantage of that. We are releasing our first cut (a developer preview) of Cordova 3.x for Android, with the IntelXDK device APIs implemented as Cordova plugins.