Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 23:35 UTC
In the News The desktop and laptop world is dominated by x86, the mobile/embedded world by ARM. Conventional wisdom, right? Not really. There's also MIPS - hundreds of millions of embedded devices run on MIPS, and for years now, the architecture has been trying to break into the mobile world dominated so much by ARM. They just a got a boost: MIPS has been acquired by Imagination Tech, most known for its PowerVR graphics chips used in a lot of smartphones and tablets.
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Comment by bolomkxxviii
by bolomkxxviii on Wed 7th Nov 2012 12:12 UTC
bolomkxxviii
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2006-05-19

The big problem? Compatibility! Android has been shown running on MIPS instead of ARM. The problem is many Android programs will not run on MIPS Android. This is nothing new. Back in the days of MS PocketPC Casio came out with a MIPS version. Many programs would not run on the Casiopea. Seems the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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RE: Comment by bolomkxxviii
by henderson101 on Wed 7th Nov 2012 12:20 in reply to "Comment by bolomkxxviii"
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2006-05-30

I have one of these in a drawer... a Siemens branded one (sx45?), but Casseopia is also written on the device. I remember it being pretty simple to compile and run .Net code on it, but that anything native was a PITA. It runs something prior to PocketPC 2003, so it's not really worth bothering with these days.

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