Moore’s law works for everyone except Wintel these days. While users of ARMed CPUs get ever-lowering prices, Wintel is competing in a token manner at the low end while pushing ever more expensive “ultra” models… M$ keeps trying to “get value” by charging high per-unit licensing fees to OEMs. They’ve just barely begun to compete on price.
“Datawindâ€™s three new UbiSlate tablets are based on the Aakash 2 educational tablet that shipped in India in early 2012, as well as an upcoming Aakash 3 model. The Aakash 2 was hailed as the worldâ€™s cheapest tablet, at about $40, and was available to schoolchildren at lower prices thanks to subsidization by the Indian school system. In India, sales of the Aakash 2 overtook the iPad according to U.K.-based Datawind.”
Those small cheap tablets designed for the Indian market are now selling in USA… At the same time that Google and Android/Linux are winning the hearts and minds of computer-users, RedHat and GNU/Linux are moving to support ARMed CPUs by shipping Fedora with support for ARM. What could RedHat be thinking? 😉