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Intel hauled out its firstAndroidtablet running on "Medfield," an upcoming Atom chip for smartphones and tablets, while two executives also chatted about their relationship with Google at the company's developer conference today.
The Medfield Atom chip is one of Intel's most power-efficient chip designs--a strict requirement for tablets and smartphones. It contains a single processing core--as opposed to more power-hungry dual-core Atom chips used in Netbooks--and will be available in devices in the first half of 2012.
The tablet that Intel showed today (see photo below) is a so-called reference design that the company will supply to tablet makers that would use it as a template for their own product.