Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 set to be first Intel-powered Android slate

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 set to be first Intel-powered Android slate

Intel may be about to muscle its way into the Android tablet market as reports surface that the rumoured Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will sport an Atom processor.

We’ve already seen a handful of Android smartphones pack Intel’s tech under the hood, with the Orange San Diego and Motorola Razr i producing impressive performance from single-core Atom chips.

Once again it’s a benchmark result spotted by the guys over at SamMobile that has piqued our interest, with the GLBenchmark site stating that both the GT-P5200 and GT-P5210 variants (that’s Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G to you) will pack a 1.6GHz dual-core Atom Z2560 processor.

It’s what’s on the inside that counts

In terms of that 10.1-inch display the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 screen is claimed to have a resolution of 1280 x 800 – so no full HD offering, which is a disappointment – plus the results reveal it will come running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

If the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – that’s quite a mouthful – does go from fantasy to fiction than it will line up alongside the already announced Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, plus the rumoured Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 to complete a trio of new tablets for the Korean firm, and with sub-par specs you do really have to wonder how it will fare in the market.

Benchmark results can be easily forged though, so we’re approaching this one with caution and we’d be surprised if Samsung moved away from the ARM based chips its used in all its previous mobile devices.

Forrester predicts no rush to Windows 8

Forrester predicts no rush to Windows 8

IT departments are in no hurry to make Microsoft’s Windows 8 their standard operating system, according to analyst house Forrester Research.

In a report on the prospects for Windows 8, Forrester says that early interest in the business world is only half that of Windows 7 and that a handful of factors are working against it.

Many IT chiefs don’t see Windows 8 as an improvement or a way to save money, they see iOS as the preferred operating system for tablets, and many employees are more interested in iOS and Android devices.

Windows 8 received some favourable reviews on its release last year, but reports suggest that the radical change from earlier systems has turned off a lot of potential buyers. In April analyst firm IDC said disappointment with the operating system had contributed to a worldwide slump in PC sales.

Slow migration

Forrester says that if Windows 8 is to become the standard for business it should be used on about half of company issued PCs by the time the next version of Windows hits the shelves ? as did Windows 7 ? but it doesn’t believe that will happen.

In addition, Forrester says that most companies still using Windows XP are looking to move to Windows 7 before support for the older system is withdrawn in April 2014.

But there is a bright spot in the firm’s Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey for the fourth quarter of 2012, which shows that 38% would prefer to use Windows 8 on their work computers over 37% for Windows 7.

This suggests that companies should make provision for supporting Windows 8 even if it is not their standard.

Microsoft is reported to be planning updates to Windows 8 before the end of the year.

‘X Factor’ Confirms New Judges After Tweet Leaks News



Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland and international pop star Paulina Rubio will join The X Factor judging panel alongside Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato for season three, Fox revealed on the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages Monday night

The announcement came hours after a Missouri concert venue inadvertently leaked half of the news in a tweet warning ticket buyers that Rowland’s tour had been canceled

Due to X-Factor related sched. conflicts, the Kelly Rowland & The-Dream tour has been cancelled. All tix will be refunded at pt of purchase.

— The Midland (@themidland) May 20, 2013

Rowland and Rubio had been heavily rumored to be close to finalizing deals, and Fox couldn’t hold off any longer, as auditions for contestants begin Tuesday Read more…

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