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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RE: Comment by shmerl
by vivainio on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 20:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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Android has a much better (i.e. nonzero) selection of touch friendly apps, obviously.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 20:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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First of all, if we are talking about regular desktops / laptops, you don't care about applications being touch friendly. Secondly, you don't need Android as an OS for it (as an OS it's pretty crippled). It's enough to have the runtime built for any particular OS. Not sure why it's not widely implemented, like OpenJDK does. I.e. where is Android runtime for Linux or for Windows?

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by vivainio on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 20:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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Obviously the motivation here is to create consumer interest for touch screen laptops, or hybrids with "real os" when keyboard is connected and casual touch friendly OS when it's not.

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