Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Dec 2011 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Cheap Android tablets are all over the place, and generally not any good. They often have resistive touch screens instead of capacitive ones, are slow, or have no access to the Android Market. For Ice Cream Sandwich, MIPS Technologies is trotting out its existing Honeycomb tablet - which, you guessed it, uses a MIPS processor - licensed to Ainovo. For some reason, that makes this $99 tablet with capacitive screen kind of interesting.
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RE[3]: Yawn...
by kaiwai on Sat 10th Dec 2011 02:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yawn..."
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From most companies I've had to deal with? Something tells me coincidence is the least likely option here. A flawed architecture (or at least, an implementation of it) seems more likely.

1) Learn the difference between architecture and implementation.

2) MIPS has always played second fiddle in terms of performance and stability because there never has been the sort of investments required in the compiler tool chain and optimisations made to the various GNU components which make up LInux (or any other *NIX like operating system that uses GNU tools such as GCC).

Btw, ARM used to be like this years ago - back when Corel launched the 'NetWinder' running its own version of Linux the performance was appalling, the stability and bugginess of applications was horrific but here we are almost a decade later and things have changed remarkably. The question is whether MIPS and partners are willing to make the necessary investment so that it is a first class citizen in a world dominated by x86 and so far I've seen no indication that MIPS is willing to put the resources into what needs to be done.

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