We’ve seen a lot of news coming from Intel in the past few months, whether it’s regarding the company’s new Curie module to power wearables or new chips that may power our mobile devices someday. And of course, we’ve heard a lot regarding the Dell Venue 8 7840, which we recently saw at CES 2015. We got the chance to sit down with Chris Walker, General Manager of tablets at Intel, and talk a little bit about where Intel’s plan for 2015 and beyond.
As the tablet market continues to evolve in a variety of different form factors, Intel hopes to use its Atom processor to power tablets of all shapes and sizes. After a huge increase in tablet processor marketshare in Q3 and Q4 of 2014, the company plans to continue growth throughout 2015 by providing quick updates for tablets that use Intel processors. The company’s new RealSense 3D camera software can be found in the new Dell Venue 8 7840 tablet, which makes it apparent that Intel would like to not only focus on processors, but also give users a great overall tablet experience by integrating other unique features.
As for the future of Intel, the company’s goal is to continue to offer a wide variety of open hardware and software partnerships to create a more fluent and enjoyable Android experience, whether that be with tablets or smartphones. Intel will continue in 2015 to branch out of solely making processors to enhancing the Android experience with other unique software features. What do you think, does Intel have a future in mobile devices or are they doomed to be nothing more than a minor player at least for the foreseeable future?