Intel Encourages Atom-based Android Tablets for Education

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Intel has released a pair of reference designs for tablet intended for students. Naturally, these will use the chip-maker’s processors, and will run Google’s Android operating system.

Intel Education TabletOne of these will have a 10-inch display, and will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on an Atom Z2460. It will come with a snap-on magnification lens for the built-in camera as well a temperature probe for scientific experiments.

The 7-inch version will include Android 4.1 ( Jelly Bean) running on an Atom Z2420 processor.

They will come with educational software developed by Intel.

The chip-maker won’t be producing either of these tablets. It has created the reference design to show other device makers the best ways to use its processors in their products.

The full specs of the 10-inch and 7-inch models can be found on Intel’s website.

It’s no surprise that Intel is recommending that these designs include Google’s operating system rather that Microsoft Windows — Intel has been working hard over the past several years to get more phone- and tablet-makers to employ its products. So far, it has had limited success, however.

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