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Tech News Nokia announces 7.9-inch N1 tablet, an iPad Mini wannabe running Android 5.0 Lollipop and powered by Intel
In a surprise move, the Finnish company Nokia returned to making devices as soon as it sold its Devices and Services Unit to Microsoft. This time, Nokia is pushing into the Android tablet territory, but with a design that resembles that of the Apple iPad Mini. Find out what's the deal with this tablet and Nokia's direction.
Tech News ASUS Memo Pad 8 (ME581CL) and Fonepad 8, 64-bit quad-core tablets available from 10 October
The 8-inch tablet space just got more exciting with the upcoming availability of these two high performance Intel Moorefield quad-core tablets. The newer Memo Pad 8 has upped its capabilities by a great degree, thus becoming the company's premium 8-inch tablet offering. Meanwhile, those on a budget and prefer to have phone call functionality will be served by the Fonepad 8. More details inside!
ASUS today announced the world's lightest 8-inch LTE tablet, the MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) at Computex 2014. It also unveiled two other models, the MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) and MeMO Pad 8 (ME181C). Hit the link to find out more.
Intel has announced the extension of Intel Edison to a family of development boards. The key development is the use of a 22nm Intel Silvermont dual-core Atom SoC to replace the Quark SoC. Initially, Intel said the Edison development board was supposed to be based on the latter.
Intel has launched its Atom-based Minnowboard that is seen as a direct competitor to the Raspberry Pi. This board is jointly developed by the Intel Open Source Technology Center and Circuitco, with the primary aim of introducing the Intel x86 architecture to the embedded systems community.
Intel has revealed additional details for its second generation of Atom C2000 systems on a chip (SoCs). Previously known as Avoton and Rangeley, these 22nm SoCs are part of Intel's broader strategy to build data centers. In turn, these centers will form cloud computing infrastructures of the future.
First announced during CES 2013 in January, and demonstrated during Computex 2013 in June, the Intel Atom SoC powered Thecus N2520 and N4520 NAS models are now finally available to the local market.
Silvermont will be the foundation for a range of innovative products beginning to come to market later this year, and will also be manufactured using the company's 22nm Tri-Gate SoC manufacturing process, which brings significant performance increases and improved energy efficiency.
At Intel's annual developer forum this week, the company highlighted new processors from its Atom series that have made inroads into data center servers and mobile devices. One of the keynote addresses touched on the new standard features of Haswell-based Ultrabooks, complete with gaming demonstrations.