Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Jun 2013 22:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Several Android tablets running on Intel Clover Trail+ Atom processors broke cover at Computex Taiwan. Intel's dual-core, 1.6GHz Atom Z5260 is fueling a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet, as well as Asus's 6-inch Fonepad Note and 10-inch MemoPad FHD10 tablets, while Asus also unveiled a hybrid 11.6-inch Transformer Book Trio, combining an Android slate based on a 2GHz dual-core Atom Z2580 with a keyboard dock running Windows 8 on an Intel Haswell processor."
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RE: Please fail
by vaette on Wed 5th Jun 2013 12:08 UTC in reply to "Please fail"
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I hope they succeed, Intel has a lot better a history of building well documented and often open standards, creating platforms where things like Linux and other independent systems thrive. The ARM vendors for the most part are a mess of proprietary ad-hoc solutions that are seldom at all documented and never at all interoperable.

The PC is a fantastic achievement, it started with IBM blessing us all by being careless with their IP, but has continued under Intels stewardship with more and more standardized, documented and freely available standards for all things from buses to timers to booting procedures. I think it will be a great thing for us all if Intel brings that same approach to the mobile world, in the hopes that the ARM vendors will realize that this is a necessity if they want to compete.

edit: I think my use of the word "open" above is a bit controversial, but I do consider Intels approach with for example USB is a fantastic boon for everyone. It is hardly a matter of proper "Free", but it is still fantastic, and not something the ARM vendors appear to have any interest in.

Edited 2013-06-05 12:23 UTC

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