Earlier this year Intel unveiled its Moorestown architecture, branded as the Atom Z600 series for smartphones and handhelds. Moorestown focused on a significant reduction in idle and active power, the former enabled by completely ditching the PCI bus.  While this well for getting Atom into smartphones, the missing PCI bus means that you can't use Moorestown in Windows.

Intel made an alternate version of Moorestown to address this shortcoming. Oak Trail takes the Lincroft SoC (CPU + GPU + memory controller) and pairs it with a new PCH, codenamed Whitney Point. Whitney Point adds PCI support, enabling Windows support.

Just a few minutes ago Intel demonstrated its first Oak Trail platforms, both shipping in 2011. The first was a conventional looking tablet:

But the second was the OCS1 handheld Windows gaming device running Oaktrail. Intel didn't tell us much about the system but it has a sliding keyboard and a pair of d-pads.


 

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  • Corscaria - Sunday, April 24, 2011 - link

    It's an x86 platform. So the answer is:

    Windows -Yes
    Linux - Yes
    BSD - Yes
    Android - Yes
    Chromium - Yes
    AROS - Yes
    OSX - Yes (with some trickery)
    Haiku - Yes

    Hmm... i think i missed some OS's... Needless to say, if it runs on your desktop, it runs on the OCS1. And if it doesn't run on your desktop, chances are theres an emulator for it. The only limit, is they might lock everything down requiring a jailbreak. And... considering the layout, and the embedded web cam. It's likely a cellphone, so there is a VERY high probability that it'll be locked down.
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  • michaelhuy - Friday, November 19, 2010 - link

    It is really very informative. I got to learn a lot from this demo.
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