Back in September, Intel announced the Intel Reference Design for Android (IRDA). This would allow manufacturers to have a list of supported hardware that would guarantee Android updates no later than two weeks after Google makes these updates available for up to two years. German company TrekStor says it will join this initiative with the Xintron I 7.0.
The Xintron I 7.0 is the first tablet to attempt this feat. It’s nothing special, either. We’re looking at a decidedly mid-range tablet, with its Intel Atom Z375G Bay Trail processor and 1GB of RAM. As the name implies, the Xintron is equipped with a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display.
It has a 1.26-megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel camera on the back. While the Xintron only comes with 8GB of storage, it does have a MicroSD card slot to help you pack in a few extra gigabytes if needed (and you will need the space). It also has a standard array of radios, such as 802.11n Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The first IRDA tablet will remain exclusive to Europe, but it’s obvious that Intel has set its eyes on Android and its ever-inflating market share. Even though the Xintron’s specifications aren’t much to speak of, the promise of speedy Android updates is always a strong pull.