In the spam from Walmart, I found some “New Tech”. Interestingly of the 88 items, 15 are reported to have an operating system:
- Google Android (14)
- Windows OS (1)
What’s on your shopping list today?
Refining the list to 5 laptops we find all of them use that other OS. I guess Walmart doesn’t even think it classes as an operating system… Chuckle.
Anyway, Walmart continues to buy and sell Android/Linux tablets by the truckload. The best-seller of the Android tablets is the Google Nexus. I guess the brand recognition is paying off at $250. The next best-seller is Visual Land Prestige 7L Android 4.0 Internet Tablet 7″ Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen 8GB Memory, Assorted Colors at $100.
You know */Linux has made it when the other items viewed by people who viewed the Nexus, were other Android/Linux tablets. There is competition and a thriving ecosystem of a choice of products for consumers. They even have a choice of colours.
I don’t think it will be long before one of Canonical’s salesmen get through to Walmart that FLOSS sells even on retail shelves.