As other companies like ARM and NVIDIA aim for the smartphone market, Intel is still trying to compete to protect their PC market share. They see opportunities in the mobile industry but at Computex, Intel announced a more directly related product line: Ultrabooks. The company trademarked the name and expects a huge percentage of the notebook market to be made of these ultra portable, ultra thin devices by the end of 2012.
However, it wasn’t Googles Chrome OS running on an Ultrabook that had everyone excited about Intel’s Computex appearance, it was their showing of their phone and tablet platform that was seen running Honeycomb (Android 3) with promises of products hitting the market in the Q1 of 2012. We don’t have video footage yet, but we can’t wait for Intel to enter the field as they are virtually invisible on the current mobile landscape. Whether or not Ultrabooks will incorporate Android or Chrome OS is anybody’s guess, but we’re happy to see Intel picking up the pace in this phone and tablet war.