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Intel Planning Tizen Tablets Alongside Windows 8 and Android ICS

It seems like US based semiconductor giant Intel Corp wants to leave no stones unturned in strengthening its stake in the booming tablet market. As a part of this effort, the company is planning to deliver a new Tizen powered tablet, Tizen being its proprietary Intel OS platform based on Linux.

The company had previously announced it was coming up with tablet devices powered by the more popular Windows 8 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS platforms.

"In our tablet business, we made a commitment to move a lot faster. We have a lot of room to make up," Mark Miller, director of marketing for Intel's netbook and tablet segments, said, PC Mag reports.

Alongside that announcement, the company also unveiled a brand new Lenovo Tablet powered by Android, and running on its new Medfield Atom Z2460 chipset. The Lenovo tablet is a pretty slim (9mm thick) device with the ability to run for up to 8 hours straight on one charge. It is scheduled to hit the market in the middle of the year, Miller revealed.

"We have our eye on some very top-tier OEMs ... I'd say it's heavily weighted to some of our traditional customers who are looking to take advantage of Clover Trail," he added.