Although Intel are one of the biggest makers of CPU’s for netbooks, laptop and PC’s the U.S chip maker had found it increasingly difficult to secure some tablet success.
The Android OS will run on an X86 platform, which is now being frequently proven with the sudden burst of Chinese made dual-boot Android/Windows tablets hitting the market.
The problem tablet makers have had though is Intel chips don’t offer the best performance and battery life expected for tablet devices, and so Intel have had to work pretty hard on making it’s next lot of chips capable of taking on the ever popular ARM based CPU’s.
The newest range of Intel Atom chips known as Oak Trail have been specifically designed to address the power and energy expectations of tablet users, and are expected to be seen in the first wave of Intel powered tablets by this May.
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The Oak Trail chip is a newer version of the ever popular Atom CPU with a clock speed of 1.5 Ghz. The design of the new chip is likely to be found in a a whole range of different devices ranging from smart phones, to netbooks and laptops to of course Honeycomb tablets.
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