Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn
Can I hack the crap out of this? Does this AIO support external monitors?
Looks like a counter to Chromebooks, but I honestly can't see people buying a 9" laptop. Make it free for 13" and under and I can see some use. Tablets? They're more of a trend than anything, at least from some numbers I've seen.
EDIT: Wait, no. Phones and tablets only. No laptops or ultrabooks or netbooks or notebooks mentioned.
Even netbooks come with a 10" screen at minimum. This is targeted at low-cost, low-margin devices.
There are some 8" tablets with HDMI output for external support that run full Windows 8.1, but they're somewhat rare. Hopefully they'll become more common as time goes on. The Toshiba Satellite Encore is one.
Originally Posted by BigMack70
If they had done this 5 years ago, they might actually have had some life in the mobile & tablet sphere. As it is, it's a nice move but I'm guessing too little too late.
The Dell Venue 8 Pro has been rather successful, and this move would only make devices like the Venue 8 Pro cheaper.
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
I've never looked into it...any one know if phone manufactures have to pay for Android? I mean I know its open source, but I don't know if they have to pay any licensing or fees to get an OS made for their hardware that they are allowed to sell. Though, I'd be highly surprised if any one was forced to pay anything. There are custom ROMs everywhere for android phones.
Apple wouldn't pay anything extra for the iOS since they own it
So only a Windows phone would have had a fee just for the OS.
I believe Android is free for OEMs.