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Intel's Bay Trail tablet chip available on Android devices starting in the Q2

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jan 2014 8:10

Intel's Bay Trail tablet chip available on Android devices starting in the Q2 According to CEO Brian Krzanich, Intel's quad-core Bay Trail processors will reach Android tablets starting in the Q2.
"Most of the Bay Trail Android tablets really start showing up more in Q2...remember we made a shift, the original program for Bay Trail was all Windows," noted the executive. Mid-way through their original plan, the shift began to Android, thus causing the delays.

When asked about 64-bit processing, which Apple moved to last year with the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display, Krzanich talked about the many advantages of such a platform: "[Device makers] who build with our products now can already go out and start to utilize 64-bit. We are out there working with the OSs, all of the OSs and the OEMs to go enable that. The real usages...are going to be in those high compute areas, things like video, things like media, transfer media manipulation. All the classic things around computing that you saw drive the compute cycles on PC and people are doing more and more with tablets and phones or that will be the same things that drive 64-bit utilization on these mobile devices."

Intel showed off a 64-bit kernel running on Bay Trail with Android last November.

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