Intel preparing to make big push into Android tablets

Posted on Thursday, Jan 02 2014 @ 15:32 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Hexus writes Intel is getting ready to make a big push into the Android market this year. This quarter the company is said to be releasing a version of Bay Trail T supporting Android and the chip giant has reportedly created several price and specification combinations for Android tablets employing its chips. According to the rumor mill, a combination of aggressive pricing and offers of R&D support has enabled Intel to poach several tablet vendors which previously had partnerships with MediaTek and others.
Sources speaking to Taiwan's DigiTimes said earlier this week that Intel has created several price and specification combinations for Android tablets employing its chips. This range includes its $99 Android tablet goal and is as follows; US$99-129 7-inch models, US$149-199 7- to 8-inch models, US$199-249 8- to 10-inch models and US$249 and above 10-inch models.

The unnamed sources also said that Intel will be showing off a variety of these tablets at the upcoming CES show. Intel will also reveal new lines of Windows notebooks and 2-in-1s from its partners.
Last year Intel sold between 6 and 7 million tablet chips but this year the chip giant hopes to sell well over 40 million units.


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