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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13 Comments

1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Wah... competition is coming... where is AMD?... still waiting to see Nvidia in a flagship...

4. rehanmustafa90

Posts: 11; Member since: May 13, 2014

Tegra is Nvidia product!

11. frmrVZguy

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

Hello Alan, Is it true Intel chips run some Android apps badly due to binary translation? Is it just as true that ARM chips run some Android apps badly because they were compiled fo x86? Or is none of this even noticeable .... and just a geeky tech argument... Can you test or settle this?

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

With Intel comes all sorts of invasive NSA technologies. It is no wonder that Intel has to pay companies to build products with their chips.

3. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

where do you people pull this bastardised rubbish from? 0.o what somehow makes this a non-issue for so many other current Manufacturers exactly?

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I guess you are one of the people who refuses to accept the reality revealed by all the NSA documents Snowden collected and arranged to be released? http://www.bing.com/search?q=intel+nsa+inside 12,900,000 hits. If you dig deep enough, you'll discover that the Pentium III was the last chip Intel made that didn't have NSA spyware in it.

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yea, you are right... usa is nsa... certainly introduction of intel will bring spying and ignorants will say from where you people pull this rubbish? Ignorance is a bliss... no brain no pain...

10. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

I had a quick look through some articles but haven't found any actual proof besides speculation. that however misses the point, what is it exactly that makes you think that the AMERICAN company QUALCOMM that produces the ARM chips in so many smart phones couldn't just as possibly have the same backdoors? don't forget that their mobile network modems are used in so many devices as well.

13. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yea, you are right... may be they are also the part of nsa spying

6. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Quad-core with Hyper-threading? Wow!

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

4 core with 8 threads= 8core wow

8. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

come on intel, pick up the pace.... they were supposed to already be in the market..

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Still playing catch-up eh?

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