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Asus obtains FCC approval for Intel Moorefield-powered Android tablet

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Asus-FonepadBrace yourselves: the 64-bit Android gadgets are coming. Of course, Android needs to support 64-bit processing first, but that’s now only a matter of time, with KitKat’s L follow-up looming large on the horizon.

Interestingly, Asus seems to be working on a tablet pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KK, yet powered by a 64-bit Intel Moorefield chip, which kind of defeats the whole purpose. But maybe the K007 will be among the first to receive an L update this fall.

Either way, we’re looking at a beast, and one that’s poised to heavily undercut Apple’s iPads cost-wise. Green-lighted by the FCC, the K007, which is either a Fonepad or MemoPad refresh, packs an Intel Atom Z3560 SoC clocked at 1.8 GHz.

Worry not, speed junkies, that should be enough to give 32-bit Snapdragons, even the 800 and 805, a run for their money, plus the seven-inch display looks like the biggest selling point here, sporting 1,920 x 1,200 pixels resolution for a top-notch 323 ppi.

Then you have a solid 5-megapixel camera slapped on the slate’s rear, 16 and 32 GB storage options, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS support. No word on 3G or 4G LTE speeds, but given the overall cutting-edge hardware material, cellular functions seem a near-guarantee. If only Asus could pre-install Android L on the K007, yet still ship it out in time for the holidays.

Via [Phone Arena]

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