Intel will be focusing on smart devices this year which are increasingly playing a bigger role in keeping the world connected, as is evident from this year’s announcements at Intel Developer forum.
“With our diverse product portfolio and developer tools that span key growth segments, operating systems and form factors, Intel offers hardware and software developers new ways to grow as well as design flexibility,” said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO. “If it’s smart and connected, it is best with Intel.”
After Qualcomm Reference design and Google Android One, now Intel will pursue a similar Intel Reference Design Program, where it will help manufacturers speed up manufacturing of Intel tablets by providing the software engineering work, streamlined access to Google Mobile Services, as well as support for direct future Android updates.
Intel also announced Analytics for wearable (A-Wear) developer program which will help developers in development of new Wearable applications for Intel based Wearable devices. Developers for Intel Wearable devices will enjoy free access to this program.
Intel also announced that its XMM 7260 Modem is now shipping in Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone in Europe and other regional markets. Intel’s postage stamp-size computer with built-in wireless – Intel Edison has also started shipping in commercial products.
Intel’s RealSense Snapdshot, which is a photography technology that creates a high-definition depth map to enable measurement, refocus and selective filters with a touch of a finger, will be available in Dell Venue 8 7000 Series.
Besides these, Intel also showcased its next gen 14nm Intel core processor, Intel Wireless Gigabit Docking and its unique Connected Wheelchair Project, a proof of concept designed by Intel interns as part of the Intel Collaborators program.
Other than these announcements and technical sessions, Intel also talked about re-architecture of data centers, tools to help software developers, Intel Edison-powered prototype devices, several upcoming joint product with partners including IBM, AT&T,etc.