Intel ready with its Android plan; to push for market adoption
One chip company that has been out of the tablet and smartphone game is Intel, and I am sure they won’t be happy. But, the delay does not stop the company from trying to break in this arena of new-age devices.
According to a report in Digitimes, Intel is all set to unveil a new plan for tablet devices in the third quarter of this year. Dubbed as PRC Plus, this plan will push for Intel/Android 3.0 platform. Intel has been in negotiations with Google for almost half a year and the result seems fruitful and we might finally see some Android devices running on Intel chips.
The report further states that PRC Plus plan is to use Intel processor’s advantage of stronger performance than ARM-based processors and improve on the operating system’s user interface and user experience.
The recent announced Oak Trail processor might be predecessor to this whole new plan. To remind you, Intel launched a new processor in its Atom series to support tablet running on Android and company has already partnered with Fujitsu, Lenovo, Motion Computing, Razer, and Viliv to make device on it.
It is also being rumored that Cisco is working on various enterprise solution powered by Honeycomb and Intel’s new Atom Oak Trail processor. These devices will probably land in the third quarter of 2011.