After IFA 2013 came IDF 2013, an Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, that saw the company showing off some novelties. Those include both support for 64 bit on Android and a 64 bit Bay Trail processor.


It appears that the 64 bit craze was started by Apple, with its iPhone 5S and then Samsung came out and said they’re also prepping a handset with this architecture. Intel’s series of CPUs includes the Z3000 series, that’s Intel’s Atom brand CPU basically, going head to head with the ARM mobile processors. The most powerful model is the Z3770 with clock speeds of up to 2.4 GHz and support for resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels.

Intel also plans to release a 64 bit Bay Trail in the first quarter of 2014. The Bay Trail Z3000 series is designed specifically for tablets with Android and Windows 8.1. Intel has already been adding code to the Android Open Source Project in preparation of the arrival of the 64 bit processors.