Intel Moorestown officially debuts with the Z6xx series processor, supports Android and MeeGo

Intel has just announced the availability of its latest Atom processor-based platform, widely known as Intel Moorestown.

The platform includes three components: the 45nm Intel Atom Processor Z6xx Series Family (aka Lincroft), the Intel Platform Controller Hub MP20 (aka Langwell), and a dedicated MSIC (Mixed Signal IC), aka Briertown.

The new platform promises to bring “PC-like” experience to tablets and smartphones: 3D graphics, multitasking, fast Web browsing, full HD (1080p) video, and multi-point video conferencing. All these are delivered with low-power consumption in mind – reportedly, the platform is capable of providing up to 10 days of standby, up to 6 hours of talk-time, up to 2 days of audio playback, up to 5 hours of video playback, or up to 5 hours of Web browsing.

The platform supports Android (yeah, we’ve heard about this before), MeeGo and Moblin, as well as features like 3G, Wi-Fi and even WiMax. It also supports a “range of scalable frequencies, up to 1.5 GHz for high-end smartphones and up to 1.9 GHz for tablets and other handheld designs.”

More technical details can be seen here at Intel (PDF file).

Intel says that the new Moorestown platform is available today. However, devices based on it are not yet on the market, and Intel didn’t mention when they will be (the LG GW990 should have been one of the first Moorestown handsets, but it’s canceled).

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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