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I have come to realize that most of the component manufacturers we see today wouldn't be in the mobile space if it weren't for Google and Android. Come to think of it; what other mobile platform has support for almost every type of hardware - phone, tablet, set-top, TV, PC - on any architecture, besides Android? Thanks to its rapid development cycle and diversified support, OEMs are easily pumping out better and more efficient hardware without worrying about R&D for the software to run it. Android takes care of it, easy. biggrin.gif

This times 1000!
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I have come to realize that most of the component manufacturers we see today wouldn't be in the mobile space if it weren't for Google and Android. Come to think of it; what other mobile platform has support for almost every type of hardware - phone, tablet, set-top, TV, PC - on any architecture, besides Android? Thanks to its rapid development cycle and diversified support, OEMs are easily pumping out better and more efficient hardware without worrying about R&D for the software to run it. Android takes care of it, easy. biggrin.gif

You are seeing more and more component manufacturers entering the ultra mobile space not because of Android but because the ultra mobile space has fully entered the multimedia age since around 2007, the year the Nokia N95 started selling (was presented still in 2006) and the first iPhone was launched.

Google is part of the movement. It saw that the market had finally reached the multimedia stage, which is what separates a low volume, professional market - the way things were before 2007 - from the high volume, mass market appeal of multimedia devices. That is also the reason why RIM is having a difficult time - it is still stuck in the era and consumer space that made them famous after 9/11.

Microsoft had been in the ultra mobile space before too, with Windows CE and Windows Mobile, and they are in the process of reinventing themselves in this new multimedia age in the ultra mobile market. They have the advantage of being present on the desktop OS scene, and they know a thing or two about multimedia from the desktop, so it will be interesting to see how well they do in the phone and tablet market in the coming years.
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The best news I think is that it'll have an SGX540 inside, and not an Intel HD something.
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The best news I think is that it'll have an SGX540 inside, and not an Intel HD something.

lol'd HARD lachen.gif
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The best news I think is that it'll have an SGX540 inside, and not an Intel HD something.

Haha, it's that bad that Intel decided not to include it even in mobile devices. biggrin.gif
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But x86 is inefficient and ARM is much more power efficient WHY WOULD YOU WANT THAT IN A PHONE!tongue.gif

I assume you're being sarcastic.
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I thought it would take until the 14nm node before intel thrashed ARM so bad they begged for mercy, but it seems intel will be able to acomplish this on the 22nm node.

No one will want a smartphone and tablet with ARM cpu in it by end of next year. Did you guys see the performance per watt figures? It wont even be close with new 22nm node, then you factor in 14nm node in 2015 and there should be no doubt intel is still the king of ALL cpu's. Big ones, medium ones, and now small ones.

If intel takes over tablets and smartphones, they WILL become bigger than IBM.
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I thought it would take until the 14nm node before intel thrashed ARM so bad they begged for mercy, but it seems intel will be able to acomplish this on the 22nm node.
No one will want a smartphone and tablet with ARM cpu in it by end of next year. Did you guys see the performance per watt figures? It wont even be close with new 22nm node, then you factor in 14nm node in 2015 and there should be no doubt intel is still the king of ALL cpu's. Big ones, medium ones, and now small ones.
If intel takes over tablets and smartphones, they WILL become bigger than IBM.

ARM processes will be shrinking as well. It will be interesting to see how the dual-core 22nm atom version stacks up against that A15 though.
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So far, the only beneficiary of this is Android, and later on Windows 8. Now, I wonder how Apple will be able to cope up, given that it's heavily entrenched in ARM with its A series processors. A transition to Intel sometime down the road, perhaps? We may be seeing a repeat event like what happened in the desktop space.
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It begins. I eagerly await for the future with more earnest now.
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