Samsung turning to Intel for Galaxy Tab 3?

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Intel’s re-emergence on the smartphone scene has been a weird little story so far. The company seems to have realized the big mistake it made by not capitalizing on the smartphone market from the get-go, and is now trying to get its chips into new hardware. Problem is, despite being such a huge player in the CPU game, smartphone manufacturers haven’t exactly been running in droves to sign up for Intel chips. Now, Windows 8 devices are one story, but when it comes to Android, the chip maker’s been struggling to get its foot in the door. Motorola’s shown its interest, and ASUS might pick up an Intel chip at some point, but the very biggest names haven’t been biting. That could soon be changing, with word arriving that Samsung could place an Intel SoC in an upcoming Android tablet.

Supposedly, Samsung is interested in an Intel Clover Trail+ component for the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. We’ve heard general rumors about a dual-core SoC for that tablet, which would fit with the notion of a Clover Trail+ chip.

For the moment, we’re wondering if there might be other hardware configurations of the Tab 3 10.1 that would use Samsung or even Qualcomm chips, as this report only claims that “at least one version” of the tablet would have Intel’s silicon inside.

Source: Reuters

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!