Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Intel Mobility 2014: What’s In Store For The Philippine Consumers?
Intel Philippines got some good news for local consumers as they had their first Intel Mobility for this year, held yesterday at Bonifacio Global City.
The presentation was led by Intel Philippines Country Manager Calum Chisholm with the help of Intel Philippines Channel Platforms Manager Jason Ty and Intel Philippines Business Development Manager Carlo Subido.
First was the huge increase of Intel-powered devices in Asia. In the Philippines, they have a forecast 40% shipment growth in tablet demand. This was made possible primarily of the available devices in different sizes from 2-in-1 laptops, tablets and ultrabooks. They also showed a list of global and local brands who contributed to that success.
Another was about he Clovertrail and Bay Trail platforms where Bay Trail has the edge because of longer active use and support for both Android and Windows OS.
The exciting part for me is soon-to-be platforms, namely the Merrifield (1st half of 2014) and Moorefield (2nd half of 2014). Merrifield will support a dual core LTE and quad core LTE for Moorefield for future tablets. In addition, the 64-bit adoption for mobile devices.
As Merrifield was tested versus a competing octa-core platform, it has performed 1.3x better in 3D PC games, 2.5x faster in create and edit content and 2x faster in applications.
Sari,an app development company also participated in that event as they had a test run of their Sariload and Sari app. The sari app acts like a hi-tech inventory system as it was powered by a bar scanner connected to a USB-OTG capable Android tablet with Intel chipset. The same goes with the Sari load (inventory for purchasing prepaid loads) except that it doesn’t need a scanner to operate it. This technology is currently operating in 2 branches of a known donut brand.