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Intel Expects Atom “Bay Trail-T” Based Tablets to Cost $150 or Less.
Xbitlabs ^ | 07/17/2013 06:50 PM | by Anton Shilov

Posted on 07/19/2013 9:50:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

So far, tablets based on Intel Atom system-on-chips have not managed to gain popularity on the market mainly due to rather high prices as well as scarce availability. However, this is going to change with Intel Corp.’s next-generation Atom “ValleyView” microprocessors and Bay Trail-T platforms. According to chief executive of Intel, next-gen tablets will cost $150 or even less.

“We believe what [Bay Trail platforms] really does it allows us to get into these markets that we are not in, in a big way today. [There will be] tablets [at] $199 and below, some you are going to see even lower, below $150 and much below that as we go through the holiday season. So, Bay Trail, really first and foremost we believe gives solid performance, solid battery life relative to the competition in price points and markets that were simply not in, in a big way today,” said Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel, during quarterly conference call with financial analysts.

Intel will officially launch Atom processor Z-series for Bay Trail-T platforms designed for tablets between August 28, 2013, and September 13, 2013, according to an excerpt from an Intel document published earlier this month.

Intel will offer three versions of Bay Trail platforms based on different versions of ValleyView system-on-chips: Bay Trail-T (3W), Bay Trail-M (4W – 6.5W) and Bay Trail-D (12W) for tablets, notebooks, and desktops, respectively. Actual SoCs will come in different form-factors, with different levels of performance and even with some feature-set differences. In addition, there will be server and industrial solutions based on Valleyview.

For the first time in history, highly-integrated Atom system-on-chip will utilize Intel’s own graphics processing technology (current SoCs use PowerVR technology). Thanks to Intel HD Graphics 4000-series graphics core, ValleyView will provide three times higher performance than today’s Atoms for netbooks and nettops.

Silvermont: Next-Generation Microarchitecture

Silvermont will serve as the foundation for a breadth of 22nm products expected in market later this year. The performance-per-watt improvements with the new microarchitecture will enable a significant difference in performance and responsiveness for the compute devices built around these products. Intel's Silvermont microarchitecture was designed and co-optimized with Intel's 22nm SoC process with tri-gate transistors. By taking advantage of this industry-leading technology, Intel is able to provide a significant performance increase and improved energy efficiency.

Highlights of the Silvermont microarchitecture include:

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hitech; intel

1 posted on 07/19/2013 9:50:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce
Well,.....the battle is about to commence between ARM and X86 ....

And I don't see Windows being a player ...

Have we got an Android for the masses on x86 yet....

What was that operating system Intel was playing around with?.... ..Meego... where did that go?

2 posted on 07/19/2013 10:08:47 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Here we go....Meego ...morph es to....TIZEN.

Tizen 2.1 Nectarine SDK

Have not heard much noise about Tizen...

3 posted on 07/19/2013 10:12:48 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Official Intel statement denies Tizen's death rumors

07 July, 2013

Intel has posted a statement regarding the rumor that the Tizen OS, which is co-developed with Samsung, is dying. The rumor came from Eldar Murtazin, whose prediction record seems to have picked up another miss.

Obviously, Intel hasn't been all too pleased with such information floating around the web and has posted the following statement, cited by

Intel is very committed to the development of Tizen. We see a unique role for Tizen in the industry to create and to grow a new, open and flexible, mobile operating system that allows developers to "write once/run on many devices". Tizen has received broad industry support through the Tizen Association and has achieved major milestones this year including establishing the storefront, releasing the Tizen 2.1 source code, the Tizen IVI 2.0 and the Tizen 2.2 Beta SDK that was just released yesterday.

The authenticity of the message above isn't confirmed, as a source isn't directly pointed out. If true, it seems that Intel is keen on continuing its work on the Tizen project. Samsung has also proven a lot of commitment to the mobile OS. The company has been running a Tizen app challenge race with a $4 million prize and released a new SDK for the platform just this week.

We suspect Samsung is going to chime in soon enough with an official statement.


4 posted on 07/19/2013 10:17:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Anandtech article:

Intel’s Silvermont Architecture Revealed: Getting Serious About Mobile by Anand Lal Shimpi on May 6, 2013 1:00 PM EST

5 posted on 07/19/2013 10:25:58 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Meego Distro :

MeeGo Last Update: Friday 21 June 2013 06:02 GMT

6 posted on 07/19/2013 10:48:31 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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OS Type: Linux

7 posted on 07/19/2013 10:49:48 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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8 posted on 07/19/2013 10:50:43 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Tizen App Challenge is now open!

BY Brian Warner, 09 Jul 2013

Hey app developers, have we got something for you!  The Tizen App Challenge is now open, which is your chance to get in on over $4M of prizes for the best apps submitted to the Tizen Store.

Developers can submit their certified apps to the Tizen App Challenge between now and November 1st, 2013. 

Eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, with prizes ranging from $30,000 to $200,000.  In addition, HTML5 apps are eligible for a special $50,000 award.

Getting started is easy!


Step 1: Sign up so you don't miss a thing.

Sign up here! We'll make sure you know the important contest dates, and keep you up to speed with the latest development resources, hack-a-thons and port-a-thons, and other useful information.

Step 2: Submit your app to the Tizen Store Seller Office and pass certification.

Register for an account at the Tizen Store Seller Office and submit your app. You will receive an app ID. When you've been notified that your app has passed certification, you're ready to move to the next step.

Step 3: Register your app in the Tizen App Challenge.

To enter your app, fill out the Tizen App Challenge Registration Form. You can enter as many certified apps in the contest as you'd like, but remember, each app can only be entered one time.


This is a great opportunity to get into the Tizen ecosystem early, and win some spectacular prizes in the process.

Happy hacking!

9 posted on 07/19/2013 10:57:58 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What I want is a small and inexpensive tablet that can display on a 1920x1080 HDMI monitor by just being close to wires. ditto for a kbrd and mouse.

It should be able to run Linux, Windows and Android.

It needs at least 1TB internal flash and 4GB of ram.

It needs a useable graphic accelerator...I’m no gamer so the ability to flawlessly play Bluray quality video is enough for me.

It needs USB 3 ports.

These should be on the market soon...I’d say within 2 years.

Then I can ditch the huge PC that is cluttering my desk.

10 posted on 07/19/2013 11:18:40 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Intel’s biggest problem is ARM is getting “good enough” which least to competition based on price alone.

I have a little Android laptop that replaces about 50% of my Windows use. I also have a new Windows 8 laptop with a touch screen and frankly, Android works better as a screen interface.

11 posted on 07/19/2013 11:26:35 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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Sounds good.

12 posted on 07/19/2013 11:28:19 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: dangerdoc

Is that an ASUS netbook?

13 posted on 07/19/2013 11:48:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Asus Tranformer, but I never remove the keyboard.

14 posted on 07/19/2013 12:56:52 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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15 posted on 07/19/2013 1:21:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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