By Chuong Nguyen | June 5, 2010 10:18 AM
Intel’s Oak Trail processor is an evolution of its Atom processor line and is the successor of the Moorestown chip. The new Oak Trail design has been updated to now support a plethora of platforms, including full-fledged Windows 7, MeeGo, and Android–the original Moorestown design lacked support for Windows 7. The Oak Trail chips will be available in 2011.
According to Intel, the Oak Trail processor will be capable of 1080p HD video support with long-lasting battery life–a 50% reduction in power consumption over previous generations.
Since having exited the mobile chip market by selling its ARM-based Xscale CPU line, Intel’s hoping that its Atom-based Oak Trail design can be used in a variety of devices including smartphones, tablets, and netbooks, giving manufacturers the option to customize their offerings with various operating systems.