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Intel’s 64 bit Bay Trail chip launching with Android tablets next year

Intel Bay Trail

While Samsung appears to be all set to launch the first ever 64 bit Android device, it seems like chip maker Intel isn’t far behind either. Talking during the company’s investors meet in Santa Clara, the CEO of Intel Brian Krzanich claimed that Intel Bay Trail based 64 bit Android tablets will be launched in 2014 shortly after Windows 8.1 powered tablets are launched in the first quarter of next year.

Tablets with these chipsets would apparently cost a lot less compared to the Apple iPad, with prices running as low as $150 according to the CEO. This certainly means that Intel is looking to join hands with low end hardware manufacturers as well, which is good news. The company is apparently working on a version of the chipset which is compatible with Android 4.4 KitKat.

While Intel based chipsets have shown promise, the developer support has been very limited from what we’ve seen over the last two years. But if they manage to work their way around apps on Android and gain the developers’ support, then there’s no stopping Intel. We can hope to have the new breed of Bay Trail based Android tablets by the first half of 2014.

Source: PC World

Via: Cult of Android