Intel Reportedly Battles Atom Clover Trail Drivers

According to a report published by Bloomberg, Intel has not finalized the power management software for Clover Trail yet, causing Microsoft to hold off from approving any of the tablets.

Both Intel and Microsoft declined to comment on the report, but one source familiar with the matter told Tom's Hardware that the issue is not due to a delay of the power management software, but an isolated vendor issue. The source told us that the power management software for Clover Trail is "all good" and there are no anticipated delays in the availability of Clover Trail tablets from Intel's and Microsoft's side.

Of course reports about a problem affecting the availability of Intel hardware for the launch of Windows 8 does not help Intel, and certainly not the vendor base, which is already being tested with the introduction of Windows RT for hardware devices. Earlier, Intel's Paul Otellini was reported raising doubt about the readiness of Windows, which, if it happened, was certainly blown out of proportion that required damage control from Intel.

Neither Intel nor Microsoft can afford Windows 8 / RT to flop and the current lack of enthusiasm for Windows 8 among vendors and consumers is certainly a reason for concern and showing nerves.

 

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  • nforce4max
    Should have gone with AMD instead, at least their crap has working drivers and a decent gpu.
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  • nforce4max
    Should have gone with AMD instead, at least their crap has working drivers and a decent gpu.
  • Anonymous
    nforce, AMD doesn't have an SoC that would fit in a phone. How will they go with AMD? This is for always on type platforms, not the more powerful tablet solutions that are desktop replacements. These are fully mobile hardware solutions with baseband mobility. Why don't you get AMD to get the 'crap' in the first place and then they can show us how great their drivers are.
  • damianrobertjones
    This story is a few weeks old and follows on from tech blogs reporting that Intel stated that, 'Windows 8 was not ready'. Obviously the stupid tech blogs went with the negativity angle and then this story hit.

    "Windows 8 held back due to Intel being slow, not because it's not finished!"