64-bit Android tablet with Bay Trail chip coming

Intel Corp is developing a 64-bit version of the Android OS for tablet devices to work with its Bay Trail chip.

The 64-bit Android tablet will be rolled out next year after Bay Trail tablets with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 8.1 OS are released in the first quarter of 2014, said Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel. At an investor meeting in California yesterday, he said the Android tablet with Bay Trail chip could be sold at a starting price of $150.

An Android tablet with 64-bit support will have increased system memory and could have Ultra-HD video capability.

Currently tablets using Intel and ARM processors are equipped with the 32-bit version of Android.

Most tablets user ARM processors although Intel has been working with Google Inc. to make Android tablets compatible with Intel chips.

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Nestor E. Arellano
Nestor E. Arellano
Toronto-based journalist specializing in technology and business news. Blogs and tweets on the latest tech trends and gadgets.

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