Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 11:40 UTC
Intel One name was conspicuously absent from the list of companies backing Google's WebM project and the VP8 codec. Despite other chip makers and designers being on the list, like AMD, NVIDIA, ARM, and Qualcomm, Intel didn't make an appearance. Yesterday, the company made its first careful commitment to the WebM project.
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kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

http://distrowatch.com/6095

mobile linux without the empty talk.


I am talking about it being on actual devices. My point still stands; many promises but no products on the shelf that I can purchase. Until I see the netbook preloaded onto the device with integration/compatibility issues sorted out (reliable suspend and resume, reliable wireless etc), it is another pie in the sky project. Same goes for ARM devices that are promises each year and never delivered to the marketplace.

One can promise and post things up on the internet but if they don't appear in the store on a device then quite frankly they might as well not exist at all.

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smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

I am talking about it being on actual devices. My point still stands; many promises but no products on the shelf that I can purchase. Until I see the netbook preloaded onto the device with integration/compatibility issues sorted out (reliable suspend and resume, reliable wireless etc), it is another pie in the sky project. Same goes for ARM devices that are promises each year and never delivered to the marketplace.

One can promise and post things up on the internet but if they don't appear in the store on a device then quite frankly they might as well not exist at all.

This will probably come out later this year, or at least next. Hopefully they'll have worked out all the problems the current prototype seems to have.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/05/android-tablet-prototyp...

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chris_l Member since:
2010-02-14

[q]http://distrowatch.com/6095

mobile linux without the empty talk.


[q]I am talking about it being on actual devices. My point still stands; many promises but no products on the shelf that I can purchase. Until I see the netbook preloaded onto the device with integration/compatibility issues sorted out (reliable suspend and resume, reliable wireless etc), it is another pie in the sky project. Same goes for ARM devices that are promises each year and never delivered to the marketplace.
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Who actually cares about these devices or in fact the people who are dumb enough to use them?

So what if Apple won't support WebM? It's not like the people who use WebM care that much about Apple or their users that much to begin with.

Don't like WebM? Don't use it and just go away. It's not like as if anyone actually cares about you.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

If it's a specific distribution or device your after then rumours abound about stuff in development.

In terms of Meego though, the Maemo side of it's parent forks has had products available for years with the latest being the N900. Granted, they're not the letter sized tablets currently trendy in industry news. Meego is far from vapourware though with a build coming to N900 and a image file available for download. If I had an ia32 based device, I'd give it a go for a look; even with some of the attributes they chose not to inherit from Maemo. (rpm instead of deb based; WTF?)

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

http://maemo-freak.com/index.php/miscellaneous/1412-meego-v10-for-n...

This popped up in my reading today. You can already choose between the N900 and MSI hardware.

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