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M$: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em…

“Windows Phone is still dying. Android is the most popular mobile operating system by a wide margin. Microsoft has bought a company that can help its developers easily write apps for Android. And, last but not least, it has partnered … Continue reading

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Shipments of Smartphones Will Slow – Almost Everyone Has One

“According to a recent forecast update from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 2015 is likely to be the last year of double-digit smartphone growth. The 2015 calendar year finished with 1.44 billion smartphone shipments worldwide, … Continue reading

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How Operating Systems May Affect The US Presidential Election 2016

I had a chuckle yesterday. Rand Paul, one of the GOP candidates stated that the polls were “off” because many young people use smartphones… I’ve been thinking of this for hours and it occurred to me that Paul is correct. … Continue reading

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Want Freedom To Choose Your Hardware? Choose GNU/Linux.

“Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support. This enables us to focus on deep integration between Windows and the silicon, while maintaining maximum reliability and compatibility with … Continue reading

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We Are There

Oh my! Look what ARMed processors/SoCs they’re putting into smartphones for 2016: 8 to 10 cores, a variety of clocks from 1gHz or so to 2.5gHz, a variety of cores for different loads: A53, A57, and A72, 14-20nm details, and … Continue reading

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Into The Unknown – Sunday, 2016-01-10

 Share of page-views for many countries by all operating systems, mobile or not. Unknown versus Android/Linux See Top Operating Systems Per Country, 10 Jan 2016For a long time, I’ve puzzled over what “Unknown” means in StatCounter’s reports. I guessed that it … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2016!

I’m so old a new year is becoming tedious but I have plenty of reasons to embrace 2016. I’m not so old I can’t have ambitions and achieve them in a new year. Last year, TLW and I got a … Continue reading

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Linux On Web Clients In 2015

I’m cheating a bit. 2015 isn’t quite done yet, but the web stats are piling up.  See StatCounterGNU/Linux is apparently right back where it started despite a terrible slowdown in shipments of That Other OS on Wintel boxes and huge … Continue reading

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State Of The Desktop PC

“Although worldwide desktop shipments are expected to drop up to 15% on year in 2015, the volume in 2016 is only expected to decline less than 7% in 2016 thanks to increasing demand for high-end gaming, professional workstation and embedded-related … Continue reading

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Smartphones, The New Implanted PCs

“Global smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter will increase to 396.8 million units, leading to 1.326 billion units for 2015 which will rise 10.1% on year.” See Digitimes Research: Over 331 million smartphones shipped globally in 3Q15Wow! M$ used to brag … Continue reading

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We Are (Almost) ARMed And A Danger To Wintel

“FOB Price: US $35 – 50 / Set Ibox6818 Front Hardware Interfaces InformationName StateCPU S5P6818 ARM Cortex A53, 4*1.4Ghz+PMU AXP228Memory THGBMBG6D1KBAIL, 8GB EmmcFlash H5TQ4G83FFR-PBC DDR3 2GB, 1GB OptionalLCD/VGA Interface RGB Output InterfaceMIPI Interface Connect with Mipi Interface LCD DisplayLVDS Interface … Continue reading

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Android/Linux In Europe, Nov 2015

Country Share of Page-views (%) Poland 44.76 Turkey 38.02 Albania 24.94 Spain 24.46 Montenegro 22.45 Ireland 19.4 Finland 19.34 Netherlands 18.75 Macedonia 18.68 Cyprus 18.47 Bulgaria 17.46 Croatia 17.04 Andorra 17.03 Germany 16 Romania 15.81 Italy 15.28 Austria 15.17 Slovakia … Continue reading

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