The first round of Android tablets to feature Intel’s 64-bit quad-core Atom processor is expected to come to market some time in the next quarter. Speaking yesterday on the quarterly earnings conference call, CEO Brian Krzanich talked about the chip’s advantages and why it has taken a while to show up.
Most of the Bay Trail Android tablets really start showing up more in Q2 than in Q1…remember we made a shift, an original program for Bay Trail was all Windows…and so you know our OEM partners as well are targeting more towards Q2.
A 64-bit architecture might not impact the average user over the short haul but gamers and those who process tons of data will benefit. Jumping from 32-bit to 64-bit also enables devices to allow for more than 4GB memory, some thing we might be hitting by the end of the year.