Over in Barcelona at MWC, companies are staying mighty busy this week. Intel, staying relevant in the mobile processor game, detailed the upcoming quad-core 64-bit Atom Moorefield line of chips, made specifically to power Android devices. According to Intel, the Moorefield line should launch in the second half of 2014, and OEM partners include Lenovo and ASUS.
Moorefield, based on the new Merrifield processor feature set, brings two additional architecture cores for up to 2.3GHz of computing performance, an enhanced GPU, and support for faster memory read and write.
In a statement, an Intel rep spoke on Intel’s move to mobile 64-bit computing.
64 bit computing is moving from the desktop to the mobile device. Intel knows 64-bit computing, and we’re the only company shipping 64-bit processors for mobile devices today capable of supporting both Android and Microsoft Windows.
We have only seen a handful of Android devices launch with Intel chips, none of them quite noteworthy, but Intel has a strong heritage in computing, so we shall remain hopeful that Moorefield is a beast.