Intel Software Delay Stalling Development of Windows 8 Tablets, Sources Say

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Intel LogoNot long after Intel CEO Paul Otellini informed employees in Taiwan that Windows 8 could use some fine-tuning prior to its release, an inside source has revealed that a delay on Intel’s end is holding up the development of certain Windows 8 tablets.

Microsoft has yet to approve devices powered by Intel’s next-gen processor, codenamed Clover Trail, and the delay stems from the fact that Intel has yet to finalize its power management software for the new chip. The inside source that provided this information requested to remain anonymous, on account of the fact that “the process is private.”

Intel’s Windows 8 devices, which come from various OEMs including Asustek, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung, will supposedly have weeks of standby time on a single battery charge, and will also be capable of playing HD video for 10 hours, so software intended to preserve battery life is a crucial factor for these tablets.

Source: BusinessWeek

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