The one valid argument Wintel has is that desktops/notebooks with “Intel Inside” and that other OS can do bigger tasks, as if most consumers actually had stuff to do…
Check out these specs:“Galaxy J runs Android 4.3 and features a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB RAM, 150Mbps Xi LTE support, 13 megapixel main camera and 2 megapixel front-facing camera.”
That’s for a new smartphone, people. Yes, you can carry it around in pocket or purse without starting fires. It’s power rivals my Beast which is a more than adequate ATX box for doing all kinds of stuff. Beast cost me ~$1000 for the box back in the day and ~$200 for display, keyboard and mouse and it will never be portable except in a truck.
Of course, Samsung’s new toy is expensive but with stuff like this coming down the pipeline it won’t be more than a few years when everyone on the planet will be able to afford stuff like it, with FLOSS. Intel and M$ are in for a ton of pain/reality. Even the ~$100 tablets and smartphones are adequate for ~80% of users of IT.
“worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1.0 billion units in 2013, representing 39.3% growth over 2012. Despite a number of mature markets nearing smartphone saturation, the demand for low-cost computing in emerging markets continues to drive the smartphone market forward. By 2017, total smartphone shipments are expected to approach 1.7 billion units, resulting in a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.4% from 2013 to 2017.”
“Google’s Android operating system reached a new milestone during the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. With a total base of 211.6 million smartphone units shipped during the quarter, Android accounted for 81.0% of all smartphone shipments”
see Android Pushes Past 80% Market Share While Windows Phone Shipments Leap 156.0% Year Over Year in the Third Quarter, According to IDC