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Microsoft has reportedly asked a handful of chip makers to each work with just a single computer maker apiece if they want to be in tablets running the software giant's next version of Windows.

The proposal was made to Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources.

enforcing a one-chipmaker-per-tablet-maker rule...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386345,00.asp
Woah, trying to dictate who gets the privilege to use the almighty Microsoft Windows and prevent competition...
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Damn...

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Basically already works that way.

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Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but I don't mind this at all.

I think it'll put a lot more into R&D if each chipmaker chooses a different manufacturer.


Team Qualcomm/Samsung or Team Intel/HP

In theory, I think this will keep competition heated.
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Android market is flooded with similar tablets, driving the prices down because there's no difference between them.

Everyone will hate because they didn't read anything but the title.
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I see this as good and bad. I think 1 tablet per chip maker every 6 months would be much more lenient. Puts plenty of time for R&D to put their ideas at work, yet doesn't flood the market with the same stuff.
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Android market is flooded with similar tablets, driving the prices down because there's no difference between them.
I'm confused on why that's a bad thing. Should PCs only be allowed to use one chip-maker so you don't have to worry about deciding which computer is better for your money? Want an AMD DELL or HP? Tough. Your choices are Intel and Intel.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 6/2/11 at 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by johonm333 View Post
Android market is flooded with similar tablets, driving the prices down because there's no difference between them.

Everyone will hate because they didn't read anything but the title.
+1
There are three main OSes in use:
Mac OSes
Linux Oses
Windows Oses

Previously Mac OSes were the only 'really' locked down system, Windows was fairly open, and ran on/ ran the widest variety of software and hardware, now Windows is just scoping down slightly, not a big deal, IMO. I hope to see more capable devices by better engineering teams at large OEMS.
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I kinda liked the variety that Android OS enabled tablets were around, I guess that is a bad thing because they are too alike?

So can I assume that having only one dedicated person(company) manufacturing the tablet for windows, will allow higher revenue? If so, that kinda sucks... why? Because then it seems that the future will just be locked down slowly into closed platforms.

Unless I am totally wrong
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Basically already works that way.

Motorola - TI
HTC - Qualcomm
Samsung - Samsung
LG - nVidia
ASUS - Intel
Acer - AMD
Sony - Hacked before they can release anything
LOL, come on... no one else...
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