Intel's new chip aimed at smaller Android slates supporting LTE

Intel's new chip aimed at smaller Android slates supporting LTE
On June 4th, the 2014 Computex convention in Taipei kicks off. This year, Intel is planning on making some noise by showing off its 64-bit chip codenamed "Moorefield". The chip, also known as a quad-core Atom Z3560/Z3580, is designed for devices with a screen 8 inches and smaller, which makes it perfect for both tablets and smartphones. The chip will be powering some devices at Computex.

The difference between this new chip and the "Bay Trail" processor is the smaller size of "Moorefield" and the fact that it runs cooler than the older silicon. And it is optimized for LTE enabled devices. In fact, it supports Intel's own XMM 7260 LTE modem, which is a Category 6 LTE device. That means it supports download speeds as fast as 300Mbps.

For Intel, this new chip could help it get inside more LTE flavored Android tablets. The KDDI MeMO Pad is one of the first Android tablets with the Moorefield chip inside. That tablet has Android 4.4.2 installed, and supports LTE connectivity.

source: CNET

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