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There is OMAP SoC's in hundreds of devices, why would they drop out of an every-growing market that they are already so heavily invested and ingrained?

The article states the key reason.
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The most common choice of Smartphone manufacturers has been Qualcomm, while both Samsung and Apple are developing their own products ( Exynos and respectively A6 ). The major disadvantage the pushed Texas Instruments over the line is the fact that OMAP chipsets lack the on-board 3G and respectively 4G modem. The fact that they lack said modem is forcing manufacturers who rely on OMAP chipsets to use additional radio chips, fact which increases battery consumption and overall production costs. Thus, both the user and the manufacturer have something to lose. That is why most manufacturers now prefer the quicker and cheaper approach that Qualcomm’s complete solution is offering.
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I will forever hate Nvidia for trying to do to mobile what they are trying to do to the PC space: Buy developers to have Nvidia-exclusive features that would otherwise work much better on other chipsets.

Fixed. I agree, but you missed an essential point.
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This is disappointing. I wanted to be able to play a little Parsec, Alpiner or Hunt the Wumpus on a smart phone. Guess I'll just have to drag out the old TI 99.
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Did TI have their own fab or did they use Global Foundries? I forgot. They might know something we don't, not sure.

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Did TI have their own fab or did they use Global Foundries? I forgot. They might know something we don't, not sure.
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TI is one of the biggest manufacturers of Electric and Electronic components ( transistors, sensors, etc ). They also build MATLAB, most used projecting software by engineers.
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