Intel releases its Atom for phones and tablets thinking of Android and not Windows
There are idylls that don't last forever, and Windows and Intel don't seem to go through the best times. An already serious symptom is that the new Intel Atom that the chipmaker has just released are not Windows compatible at the outset.
But rest assured that it is partly logical. The new Intel Atom Z6XX are processors focused on tablets and smartphones. Intel solves the failure of the previous generation of Atom chips in mobile phones, where they were not wanted or seen by any manufacturer, and also their failed attempts to make tablets choose their platform instead of solutions from the world. of telephony.
Windows is left out for now
The new Intel Z6XX chips are already on the market ready to give the company in a market with as much potential as that of tablets and smartphones, the role it already has in the field of desktops and laptops.
Beyond the technical details, what is striking about these new chips is the lack of a support entry for Windows. Intel expressly quotes Android, which we already knew had become very close, and its Meego / Moblin platform.
The logical thing is to think that the support will arrive, but for now it leaves on the air the tablets that thought to come out with these new chips and Windows 7. If they want to continue with the initial plans they will have to opt for the previous Atom, not intended to start this type of equipment and with not very good results in a field as vital as autonomy.
Intel Atom Z6XX, thinking about the requirements of portable devices
The promises of the Intel Atom Z6XX are powerful: better performance, lower operating heat, less power, and support for HD video. The game, with a performance not seen until now on portable devices, is another of the challenges Intel has thrown at the dominators of the mobile market until now. Its current most powerful Atom Z6XX chip will have a frequency of 1.5 Ghz.
Autonomy is one of the factors that seems to have been better understood by Intel as it enters the mobile world. The new chips promise to improve the standby mode of the current Atom 50 times, with a maximum of ten days. In audio mode we could have the phone or tablet running for up to two days, and for video playback they promise us 5 hours.
To achieve these improvements there are a number of factors that have been improved.Mainly, progress has been made in energy management in standby mode, going from active to inactive state more efficiently. Also the processor will be able to adjust its operating speed depending on the requirements at all times.
In the most technical part we must say that the new Intel Atom Z6XX is made up of the processor with 45nm technology, the MP20 controller (Langwell) and the MSIC (Briertown).
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