Intel is planning to bring affordable mobile processors for the entry-level Google Android tablet segment. DigiTimes reported that sources from among tablet makers point at Intel’s plan to bring cheaper Atom Bay Trail mobile chips for the tablet segment. The Mobile Indian reported about the recent launch of the Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3000 series processors for tablet and convertibles.
Intel Atom family’s new Z3000 processors codenamed Bay Trail were shown earlier this year. These are quad-core mobile processors for powerful tablets. Now Intel has planned to address the entry-level tablet segment as well with the same Bay Trail core chipsets. Intel is reportedly planning cheaper Atom, Bay Trail processors for affordable tablets thereby compete with tablets running MediaTek and Qualcomm chips.
These processors will be made available in the second half of the next year. The Intel Atom Bay Trail processors are manufactured using 22 nm CMOS process technology. However, releasing those processors before the second half next year would be kind of late. That means one can expect affordable tablets with Intel Atom Bay Trail processors inside only by the second half of 2014. These tablets will run Google Android updates.