Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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Silver Lining
by jburnett on Sat 15th Sep 2012 00:32 UTC
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This could be a really good thing for Android. If the tablets are essentially useless outside of Windows 8, then the enthusiast market won't help drive sales because the hardware is pretty constrained. All those enthusiasts will instead focus on the Android (Nexus, Kindle, etc) devices. Basically, Microsoft will be competitive only with the entrenched iPad while Android tablets expand the way Android smartphones have.

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