While Intel’s Bay Trail has introduced it to the handheld market, the company still has a long way to go before it can pose any challenge to the likes of Qualcomm and even MediaTek. Today, Intel announced the successor to Bay Trail in the form of Braswell. The 14nm chipset will replace Bay Trail-D and BayTrail M. In the tablet space, Cherry Trail will be replacing BayTrail.
Braswell will feature in all sorts of devices including 2-in-1s, laptops and even desktops. The chipset will finally allow for fanless PCs and laptops to ship into the market. It will be more powerful than BayTrail, while consuming less power at the same time. Intel is expecting to hit as low as 10W TDP with the newest chipset, much lower than what AMD can achieve right now. Although, before launching the new Braswell chips, Intel would be refreshing Bay Trail, so we might see the next gen chips in 2015.
Intel also showed of its 64-bit Android 4.4 KitKat architecture for Android. The company has a fresh 64-bit Kernel that should give it advantage over other competitors. Although, we expect most of the x64 chips to come in Windows 8.x devices.