Big systems like my I-7 here are still useful but with the upcoming Windows 8 being another
bust OS (every other OS release from MS has been aweful, anyone forget vista already?)
Android and econo hardware seems to be the next huge market.
Small dual core , and soon quad core, motherboards that can drive a monitor or TV, low power no fan built in WiFi USB and camera etc. seem to be the HOT new commerical nitch
My suggestion Intel is you create a new nitch in this market and instead of slow wifi you add
NAS Server combined with 60Ghz distributed wifi and you might have a huge new market of blinding fast connections with players/controlers. Add on OEM's for TV and stereo systems and you will have a computer house. The fridge connected to the food DB and or recipe network etc. and hopefully all driven with Intel hardware.
>>...Add on OEM's for TV and stereo systems and you will have a computer house...
Don't you remember how Windows XP was introduced in August 2001 as the most "Secure" and "Reliable" operating system? How many Windows XPupdates and patcheswere released? Thousands!
Don't you remember Bill Gates' presentations about a media house solutions about 3 or 4 years ago?
Microsoft was very busy withWindows Vista, a "disaster" for Microsoftas soon as it was released, and after
that with a "recovery" project Windows 7.
But, at the same time Apple, Google, etcwere working in a different direction, that is Tablets, and Microsoft
lost a battle.
Also, Microsoft lost a battleover Mobile Platforms andSmartphones.
Here issome statistics about number of applications developed for the most popularMobile Platforms.
Sorry, I don'trememberall numbersexactly:
Android - more than 300,000 applications developed
iOS - more than 200,000 applications developed
BlackBerry - more than 20,000 applications developed
Windows Mobile\ Phone 7- more than 5,000 applications developed
And, let's addthatMicrosoft lost a battle over Internet Search engines.
I thinksome keys to success could be as follows:
"Go-Smaller", "Go-Green","Go-Portable", "Go-Mobile", "Go-Energy-Efficient".
A message to Intel: Please Don't Repeat Microsoft's mistakes!
PS: I don't want to upgrade my TV, my computer at home, my fridge, my car,etc...
Here is some update on numbers:
iOS - more than 600,000 applications developed
Android -more than 500,000 applications developed
Windows Mobile \ Phone 7 - more than 50,000 applications developed
Windows is very complex OS with millions of line of code.So it is very hard to write 100% secure code.There is always a posibility of programming errors which can be exploted by the skilled researcher/hacker.
Don't you remember how Windows XP was introduced in August 2001 as the most "Secure" and "Reliable" operating system? How many Windows XPupdates and patcheswere released? Thousands
2012 Q1data ( smartphone makers in U.S. ):
It is interesting that Nokia is not on the list...
Quoting Sergey Kostrov
Unfortunately, RIM's share drops to ~1% in the U.S. as of July 2012.Please take a look at an article if interested:
The very few press articles seem to agree that it's late for an Intel Android phone market entry in additional countries, though I'd certainly like to try pulling the SIM card from the RIM even if AT&T support remains as poor as it is for RIM.