Intel has made attempts to barge into the mobile industry with its smartphone chipsets and processors, but has failed to make a mark. We only know a handful of smartphones running on Intel based processors which is evidence to the fact that there’s still more work to be done. This is exactly what the company is believed to be doing according to its 2014 roadmap which has now leaked out.
The roadmap suggests that Intel will be launching the 22nm Merrifield processor for smartphones at the end of 2013. This chipset will apparently bring improved battery life and a 50% boost in performance compared to the Clover Trail+ processors. Intel will then follow this up with Moorefield within the first two quarters of 2014 and then launch the 14nm Morganfield in Q1 2015.
Focusing on the tablets, Intel will launch the 14nm Cherry Trail chipset in Q3 2014 with samples shipped to manufacturers by the end of 2013. The chipset features a Gen 8 GPU and will be based on the Airmont architecture. This will be followed by the 14nm Willow Trail chipset in Q4 2014 featuring a Gen 9 GPU and Goldmont architecture.
Intel is holding an event from September 10-12, where the 22nm Bay Trail and Bay Trail-T processors based on the Silvermont architecture are set for an unveiling. The Bay Trail-T is a tablet oriented chipset which will apparently sustain eight hours of continued usage (battery) and have decent standby times as well. These chipsets will be compatible with both Windows and Android, so Intel doesn’t have to be on the mercy of Android OEMs. Intel’s goal will be to convince manufacturers to shy away from Qualcomm and NVIDIA’s offerings to adopt its chipsets.
Via: Android Community