Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 19:44 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The PC industry isn't doing so well. Sales have dramatically slumped, despite the industry's efforts to tempt consumers with Windows 8 tablets and transforming touchscreen laptops. But next week, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas may be the launching pad for a new push - a new brand of computer that runs both Windows and Android.

Sources close to the matter tell The Verge that Intel is behind the idea, and that the chipmaker is working with PC manufacturers on a number of new devices that could be announced at the show. Internally known as "Dual OS," Intel's idea is that Android would run inside of Windows using virtualization techniques, so you could have Android and Windows apps side by side without rebooting your machine.

I'm going to make a very daring prediction, that is sure to send ripples across the entire industry: this is not going to turn the tide for the PC.

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Devices are the key
by Wodenhelm on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 22:48 UTC
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I think once Android, Kindle, and iOS can work with devices such as a wireless dvd burner, printer, mouse, etc... then the PC will be done.

At least in my case, as a consumer (who does not produce content), that's about all I need my laptop for. Then of course, multi-tasking.

The PC still has its place, by all means... just expect it to be relegated to office use, content production (media, programming, etc).

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