Now certified to run on 70 percent of LTE networks worldwide, the 7160 is expanding to connect a range of products spanning smartphones, tablets, 2 in 1s, Ultrabook™ systems and more. Customers currently shipping or planning to launch devices featuring Intel’s LTE platforms include Acer*, ASUS*, Dell*, Lenovo* and Samsung*, among others.
“We are entering 2014 with a very competitive mobile portfolio spanning application processors and communications platforms that will only get stronger,” said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group, during the press conference. “Our new Atom processors for Android smartphones and tablets offer leading 64-bit performance and battery life, and the new 7260 platform gives the ecosystem a compelling LTE-Advanced experience.”
Securing the Mobile Experience and Expanding Availability of Android Apps on IA
James said Intel is leading the effort to guard today’s mobile devices with unique data and device protection solutions from Intel Security and McAfee. Notably, Intel® Device Protection Technology (Intel DPT) proactively protects consumers against malware and allows enterprise customers to separate personal and corporate data on Intel-based Android devices. Leading mobile device management providers including AirWatch*, Citrix* and McAfee will provide manageability extensions for devices with Intel DPT later this year. Intel expects tablets featuring Intel DPT will begin shipping later this year from leading OEMs including Dell*.
James also revealed the features of the free, full-featured McAfee Mobile Security offering for Android devices now available. It includes enhanced protection features and, for the first time, unlocks security extensions for Intel-based mobile devices, making it the most comprehensive, free mobile solution for consumers on the market. Specifically, the free McAfee Mobile Security includes anti-virus, app protection, web protection, and call/SMS filter, in addition to anti-theft and contact back-up.
In an effort to accelerate development and availability of applications for Intel-based devices, James announced the Intel® Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel INDE), a beta productivity suite for devices running on both Android* and Microsoft Windows*. Intel also introduced the Intel® System Studio 2014 for embedded and systems development and the Intel® XDK developer tool for HTML5-based apps to enable developers to simplify and accelerate time-to-market development of innovative web and hybrid content mobile apps that run faster and better.
Expanded Customer Engagements to Accelerate Availability of Intel-Based Mobile Devices
Signaling the expanding availability of tablets and smartphones powered by Intel Atom processors and connected by Intel communications, James announced three new multiyear agreements with leading device manufacturers for Intel-based mobile devices.
Intel and Lenovo announced plans to introduce new Intel-based mobile devices this year. Both companies will dedicate engineering resources to deliver unique experiences across a variety of smartphone and tablet form factors spanning value to performance market segments. Lenovo also said it plans to incorporate Intel LTE connectivity into some Ultrabook™ and multimode designs.
“We have a strong history of working with Intel to bring compelling, computing experiences to market with products like our K900 smartphone, Yoga line of multimode laptops, MIIX 2 and ThinkPad 8 tablets,” said Peter Hortensius, chief technology officer, Lenovo. “We look forward to an even stronger future together – delivering exciting mobile experiences from stylish smartphones to high-performance tablets with Intel inside.”
Additionally, ASUS announced it will bring a full portfolio of Intel-based smartphones and tablets to market this year. The company recently introduced its ZenFone line of smartphones and the unique PadFone mini, both of which feature Intel processors and communications platforms. At Mobile World Congress, ASUS unveiled the ASUS Fonepad 7 LTE (ME3762CL) featuring an Intel Atom processor and Intel LTE connectivity.
Dell and Intel are expanding the long-standing collaboration between the two companies to include a range of innovative tablets that started with the introduction of the Dell Venue line in fall of last year. Intel-based products from Dell will span Android and Windows solutions.
Finally, Foxconn and Intel are teaming up to drive the broader, global availability of high-quality, affordable Intel-based Android tablets. Intel will provide Intel Atom processors and communications platforms for a range of Foxconn products, beginning with tablets, this year.
Transforming Wireless Networks, Fueling Internet of Things
The explosion of mobile devices and rapid growth in the Internet of Things is driving transformation of the network infrastructure to meet increasing demand for more connectivity and real-time data. Intel is enabling this transformation by delivering standardized hardware and software that apply open standards and high-volume economics to help reduce costs, while accelerating the delivery of new services, capabilities and revenue models for service providers.
In an effort to bring the benefits of a standards-based approach to
communications networks consistent with Intel’s work in data centers and
the cloud, James announced expanded relationships with
to accelerate network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined
network (SDN) technologies. By working to optimize these technologies on
IA, service providers will be offered a faster and more flexible network
that enables them to quickly scale new services.