Intel throws towel in battle against ARM chipsets, in the tablet and phone area

We’re used to seeing smartphones with ARM chipsets and every once in a while we spot an Intel-based device. Intel is more likely to appear on tablets, though. However, the likes of Snapdragon and Mediatek have largely taken over the mobile device segment. New info from inside Intel tells us that the chip maker has pretty much thrown the towel. As... 

Intel Develops 2 in 1 Reference Design Tablet for China, With USB Type C 3.1 Connector and Facial Recognition Cameras

The 2 in 1 tablets are basically keeping the whole tablet market afloat, considering its recent slowdown of growth. Intel is a big player in the slate market and thus its new reference design for 2 in 1 models is something we’d certainly like to analyze. We’re dealing here with a reference design for the Chinese market, an updated version... 

Intel’s 2016 Tablet Chipset Roadmap Gets Leaked, Including Next Gen Entry Level Atom X3 and “Deluxe” Core m5/m7

Intel’s 2016 tablet chipset roadmap has leaked and it looks pretty predictable. Basically, what it includes are next gen versions of the Atom X3 chipset, as well as the Atom X5 and Atom X7. There are also the Core m5 and Core m7 models next versions listed. As large screen devices and 2 in 1 hybrids have achieved even more popularity, it looks... 

Universal Stylus Initiative Will Announce an Official Standard for Stylus Technology in December; More Members are Joining Intel’s Alliance

Just like it happened with connectors, cellular connectivity and touchscreen technologies, the stylus use on mobile device is also getting standardized. Intel has started the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI), that is going to announce the official standard for its stylus products, that can be used across platforms. The alliance quickly got new members,... 

Intel Showcases 4K Ultraslim All in One Computer, Basically a Larger Tablet With Stand (Video)

Intel wants to stay relevant in the current race of bringing 4K to mobile devices and while Sony broke the ice with a smartphone, a mainstream commercial 4K slate is still up for grabs as a premiere. Intel did showcase a sexy 4K all in one PC at IFA 2015, that may be considered a sort of mega tablet with stand. The device has a beautiful and elegant... 

Intel Real Sense and Google Project Tango Come Together Through Interesting Prototype; Hands on Here! (Video)

Intel Real Sense and Google Project Tango have been melded together through a project that creates some sort of Kinect-style development kit. The resulting prototype was available for hands on purposes at a recent Intel event and you can check it out below in action. IDF 2015 is the occasion of this showcasing and the Android phablet is huge, as clearly... 

Strategy Analytics Reveals that the Shipments of CPUs Designed for Tablets Fell with 6% in 1Q15

According to a recent study made by Strategy Analytics, it seems that the market for application processors for tablet devices fell 6% in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the same 1st quarter from 2014. Apparently, the tablet application processor market was worth just a seventh part of the processors sold for mobile devices. Among the top five... 

Windows Beats Android at Something for the First Time: Number of Cherry Trail Tablet Announced in a Week

We didn’t think that this day would come, but it’s here: Windows has beat Android at something. We’re talking about the number of Windows devices with Intel Atom Cherry Trail chips inside, launched over the past week. While Microsoft has its OS on quite a few Cherry Trail devices, there’s no model with Android so far. Acer is... 

Lenovo Intel Atom x5 Tablet Handled in Front of Camera (Video)

At MWC 2015, Intel introduced the new platform Cherry Trail, that includes 3 ranges of CPUs: Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA), the Atom x5 and the x7. The x3 is meant for smartphones and phablets, while the other two for notebooks, convertibles and hybrids with a diagonal of 10.1 inches. Today we get a hands on video and pics with a Lenovo model based on the x5. This... 

Intel Orchid Island Reference Design is a Two in One Device, Based on Braswell Technology

During Intel’s IDF event in Shenzhen, the company showcased a low cost 2 in 1 device, a low cost unit based on Braswell technology. This is a solution for clamshells and 2 in 1 models and the reference design was called Orchid Island. The slate is built around a Celeron N3000 Braswell chip and has a target price of $299. For somewhere around... 

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