Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Apr 2013 21:56 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "According to new research from Strategy Analytics, global Android tablet shipments have increased 177 percent annually to 17.6 million units. The total number of tablets shipped in Q1 of 2013 was 40.6 million. Since 17.6 million of those 40 million tablets where powered by Android then it means that Android has a 43 percent global share. The other two big operating systems (and their respective eco-systems) in the global tablet market are Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows 8 RT. Apple still leads the race with a 48 percent market share, while Microsoft has managed to go from nothing (since Windows 8 RT is its first real tablet OS) to a 7.5 percent market share by selling some 3 million Windows based tablets." If these figures are even remotely accurate, we're going to see Android dominate the tablet (in market share) too. Not good. The Windows RT figures are a shimmer of hope, though.
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RE[4]: Comment by satan666
by lemur2 on Sat 27th Apr 2013 14:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by satan666"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Yeah, but the drivers for most handsets are binary blobs.


http://blog.emmanueldeloget.com/index.php?post/2013/03/08/The-SoC-G...

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RE[5]: Comment by satan666
by lucas_maximus on Sat 27th Apr 2013 16:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by satan666"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So it doesn't exist today?

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RE[6]: Comment by satan666
by lemur2 on Sun 28th Apr 2013 14:28 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by satan666"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

So it doesn't exist today?


It exists, but it isn't quite yet ready for primetime. Not too far off for some SoCs.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia_tegra_3d&...

This is a big milestone in general for a new Linux graphics driver beginning to receive 3D support, but making it even more exciting is that this is an open-source ARM graphics driver that has the blessing of NVIDIA Corp. It will likely be a number of months before the Gallium3D driver is in a nice state, but hopefully the Tegra DRM changes will be ready for merging into the Linux 3.10 kernel.


Edited 2013-04-28 14:32 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by satan666
by moondevil on Sat 27th Apr 2013 20:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by satan666"
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2005-07-08

Let me know when they are usable to do any real 3D work, instead of proof of concepts.

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