intel logoIntel Corporation in collaboration with Google and Microsoft is working on a new generation of low cost mobile devices that are to appear on the market since the third quarter of this year.

This week, commenting on the quarterly results of Intel, the head of the company, Otellini said that the most low cost devices based on Intel’s solutions and the Google Android operating system can cost about $ 200 or even slightly below the mark. He also noted that there are works on the new budget and devices based on Windows 8.

According to the Taiwanese Digitimes edition, Intel company in cooperation with Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, Acer and Asus conducts development new generation of convertible laptops on the basis of Android. To market these devices must by the end of this summer.

In parallel with this work to create vedetcya 7-inch tablets based on Windows 8 and processor Atom. It is expected that these devices will cost from $ 299. Shortly before has information on the new Surface, became aware of the fact that Microsoft itself has weakened the certification requirements for Windows 8, allowing the OS to work with devices with a lower resolution screen. Analysts say it could lead to the emergence of a new class of low cost and more compact tablets based on the OS. In the market research firm IDC said that until now Windows 8 can be run only on 10-inch devices, whereas the most active market in the tablet market this year will be 8 – inch plate or less. Sales at the 7 – and 8-inch models will have more than 55% of the market in 2013.