Intel to unveil tablets with Windows 8 at Consumer Electronics Show |Mobile News

Mobile News… Intel has announced that they will unveil tablets carrying Windows 8 at CES, Consumer Electronics Show. The Windows 8 will be equipped on tablets that carry Clover Trail – Atom chip code.

In January 10 and 13 at Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Intel will introduce its smartphone carrying a low-power Atom chip code-named Medfield running in Google’s Android OS and tablets with Clover Trail Atom chip. The devices will be shipped by the first half of the year as Intel confirmed.

For more than two years, Intel has been trying to hit the mobile industry but there were no handsets with Intel chipset are available yet. In 2010, Intel had associated with Nokia to develop the Linux-based Meego Os for smartphones but Nokia had recently decided to associate with Microsoft for future OS. Intel will work with smartphones that will contain its own chipset and associate with Google.

With regards to Intel’ tablets, they will associate with Microsoft if Windows 8 will be released by this year. The tablets that Intel is about to release will be having the Cover Trail chipset and will be running Windows 8.
According to a principal analyst of Mercury Research Dean McCarron that, “You have to look at what’s been going on with Atom and presence in non-PC computing space, whether it’s tablets or phones — it’s evolutionary,”
Intel’s introduction to the smartphone and tablet industry would lead to an intense competition against ARM – which most of smartphones and tablets have – according to McCarron.

“We’re definitely seeing the stage set,” he said.

There would be many possibilities of increasing the tension within Intel and ARM competition in the future.

In upcoming CES, we will expect that Nvidia and Qualcomm will expose prototype tablets containing ARM processor running in Windows 8. Quad-core ARM processors on smartphone is also expected to be unveiled by the upcoming CES in Las Vegas.

According to Jack Gold, a principal analyst of J. Gold Associates, that Intel must encourage manufacturers to use their chipsets ang gets rid from ARM processors. Many Giant manufacturers are ARM dependent like Samsung, Nokia, LG, Research In Motion, HTC and Apple.

ARM processors consume less power than the Intel’s Medfield; it is not enough for the chipmaker to enter the associations within smartphone manufacturers. Intel must associate with Google to have Android OS and to have a better performance in its chip.

“It’s that kind of usability issue — Web experience, graphics experience — that’s going to be the key differentiator,” Gold said. “Intel Inside in a phone, people doesn’t care.”

Medfield chip is composed of 32-nanometer process which causes it to consume more power, but Intel would opt to 22-nm process for power saving purposes. The 22-nm process would hit laptops and desktop by the first half of this year.

“Intel will keep pouring money into chasing the smartphone market as it is more meaningful in terms of volume and revenue,” McCarron said. (c) 2012

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