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Windows 8 RT on the Qualcomm S4 Snadragon development platform

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2012

This demo of Windows 8 RT on Qualcomm S4 seems to be very smooth. There are a few bugs here or there, but overall, it looks quite smooth to me. I think Windows 8 on ARM is going to be more popular than Windows 8 on x86, yet I think that Android will remain far more popular than all forms of Windows.

Acer Aspire S7, thin/compact Intel Ultrabook

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2012

This new Intel Windows 8 Ultrabook is quite thin and compact and it comes with a touch screen.

Acer Iconia W510, Intel Windows 8 convertible

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2012

Acer shows this Intel powered Windows 8 convertible.

Acer Iconia W700, 11.6″ Intel Windows 8 Tablet with Desktop Dock

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2012

Asus Tablet 600 with Windows 8 RT on ARM Tegra3

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2012

This new Windows 8 RT on ARM device is a bit like the Asus Transformer Prime but Asus does not want to call it a Transformer Book, it's running Windows on ARM only, no dual-boot with Android for now (my guess is maybe they change their mind by the release of this device in October or whenever Windows 8 is released). This is kind of a prototype, although the hardware is pretty much the same as the Asus Transformer Prime with Tegra3, this one has 2GB of RAM.

Asus AiO ARM/Intel Android/Windows 8 18.4″ 1080p all-in-one

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2012

This huge 18.4" Asus capacitive tablet runs on an ARM Processor (yet unannounced) and when docked, it can switch to Windows 8 on Intel Windows 8 and switch back to ARM Android.

Inhon Gigabyte X11 11.6″ Carbon Fiber Ultrabook

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2012

Here's a sub-1KG Intel powered Ultrabook built using carbon fiber.

Asus Transformer Book, Intel/Windows 8 11.6″ Convertible Laptop/Tablet

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2012

It's a bit heavier than an Ultrabook, it may come with a hard drive or SSD and DVD drive in the keyboard dock.

Asus Taichi convertible 11.6″ dual-screen Intel Windows 8 Laptop/Tablet

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2012

This is the big announcement from Asus at this Computex. They add a screen, which significantly reduces the battery life (if both screens are in use at the same time). This announcement sounds to me like a usual type of announcement for Asus, last year it was the Asus PadPhone. I think none are going to be popular. The form factors just seem to be wrong, price too high, power consumption too high, usability non-seamless. Intel/Microsoft are just not the right combination for success anymore.

Up this post with my Linux on ARM videos on Slashdot

Posted by Charbax – June 3, 2012


[Videos] Linaro engineers talk about the status of Linux on ARM
Submitted by Charbax
on Sunday June 03, @07:53PM
Charbax writes
"Some of the worlds best developers work at Linaro optimizing the future of Linux on ARM. In this 4-hour video series several of them describe software solutions for the upcoming ARM big.LITTLE architecture (ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7), demonstrate how Linaro Android 4.0.4 runs twice as fast as stock Android 4.0.4 on the TI OMAP4430 Pandaboard, talk about the future of Android, unify the ARM bootloader, combine multiple ARM SoCs into one Linux Kernel for ARM. Canonical works to support ARM Servers, Mark Shuttleworth talks about the opportunity that ARM constitutes for Ubuntu on Laptops and Servers. The CTO of Linaro talks about the next billions of ARM Powered devices that they are working to optimize Linux for."

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