Will support Android 3.0 Honeycomb in the near future
A majority of PC makers are busy preparing to launch their own Tablet with mostly Android OS running on it. Currently, the number of Intel Atom processor based tablets is countable. British site PC Advisor has learned that Intel will introduce its next generation Atom CPU dubbed Oak Trail based tablets next month. These new Intel Oak Trail tablets will be shown at the Computex 2011 Show in Taipei, Taiwan.
Intel spokeswoman told PC Advisor, Oak Trail tablets are expected to start hitting shelves in May and throughout 2011. At the Computex 2011 show, we can expect to see Intel Oak Trail based tablets from different companies. Intel has designed the single-core Z670 Oak Trail chip with capability of decoding high-definition videos and also accelerate the playback of MPEG files in Windows Media Player.
More companies will show Intel Oak Trail chip based tablets running Windows 7 OS since the operating system won't support Intel's Moorestown chip. Alongside Oak Trail chip, Intel is also working on a new version of MeeGo OS for tablets and notebooks. Apparently, Intel also anticipates that the near future versions of Oak Trail chip based tablets will support Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS.
We'll soon get to see Intel Oak Trail competing with Nvidia Tegra Kal-El SoC later this year. Intel has been away and will certainly strike the tablet scene with a bang later this year. However, Microsoft is secretly working on Tablet centric Windows 8 version which would be available only in late 2012, hopefully.