It doesn't matter if the phone is low end, it means the gate with a premiere smartphone maker is open. It's up to Intel to expand the product line.
Agree. Anyone who has done the slightest investigation knows this fine was paid years ago, yet the news media spews out a story portraying this as something new either out of complete ignorance or simply to grab headlines using Intel's global brand. Then they repeat the same inaccurate piece a zillion times. Either way, it doesn't say much about the professionalism of the media.
What a ridiculous thing to day. A single design win with either Samsung or Apple has huge implications for the market.
If true, this is a big deal for Intel, especially considering Samsung's resistance to seeing Intel become more influential in mobile. The only way this could happen is for Intel's roadmap to be more compelling than anything else Samsung sees on the horizon. No doubt, Samsung likes a good deal too, but ultimately they know what's important is having the the leading technology for their products going forward.
Giving back $1.5 billion that was spent long ago and didn't belong to them in the first place is not so easy to do. It would have far reaching political & financial repercussions. I would have been far more surprised if the court decided NOT to maintain the status quo. Once money is handed to bureaucrats it never comes back.
This was the same lady who, after the fine was paid, publicly joked how Intel's money was being used to fund EU programs. This was not a court of law. This was a handful of bureaucrats, acting as both judges & jurors looking to extract some free money from a successful American company.
Intel deserves their day in a real court and the outcome will be what it will be.
That's it. I'm done with Android.
Ars Technica reports: "Automatically updating Android apps could get riskier thanks to a change Google developers have made to the way the OS discloses new app permissions, such as the ability to send potentially costly text messages or track a user's precise geographic location...."
"Previously, automatically updated apps displayed explicit details when a new version gained additional privileges.......Under changes implemented through the latest Play store app, neither new privilege is displayed if a user has previously accepted any other permission in the same category as the new permission. In other words, by accepting one permission from a category, users agree that every other permission in that category can be added without notification in future updates."
So essentially Google can give themselves whatever permission they want in an update to take more of your personal data and not only will you not be asked, you won't even be notified of their new self-granted permissions.
This is equivalent to mass surveillance without a warrant.
Call it what you like, but a win is a win - IF Intel gets it. Samsung is not so financially desperate that NRE incentives are going to make it do what it wouldn't have done otherwise.
I really welcome the new 4K monitors but they display the same information as four 1080p displays on one panel. A 10 pt font on a 28" 4K monitor looks like a 2pt font. A 23.6" 4K monitor should come equipped with a magnifying glass. Yes, one can scale desktop fonts but there many professional apps with fixed size icons and fonts that won't adjust. This isn't an issue if one is using the monitor as a dedicated secondary display for graphics, video editing or probably gaming.
But before you run out buy a 4K panel you should see it running the apps that are important to you, otherwise you could find yourself making a return trip to the store.
This is why I said earlier that Google's Nexus no longer had the same influence in the industry as it did even last December. Leading up to the holidays several friends asked which tablets they should consider and I generally recommended the Nexus at a sale price. At the time I knew new Windows tablets were on the way from Asus and Dell, but they weren't on store shelves at the time.
This year, though the Nexus wouldn't even be on my short list of products to consider. All the top picks would be Windows based and if the user intends to use the device for work then it would have to be a Windows 2-1.
A lot has changed since last December.
An entire range of Intel-based phones would be extraordinary and would signal the end of ARM's domination at Samsung, but first Samsung has to overcome their hurdle of using Intel's present SoC lineup for any new model phone that's marketed worldwide. Everything doesn't have to happen at once. Incremental success will do just fine.
It will be quite remarkable if Samsung uses Intel in a smartphone. Samsung management is paranoid about Intel's influence in the industry and only uses Intel when they have no other acceptable choice. Even Intel's investment and support of Tizen hasn't overcome Samsung's objection to using Intel.
If Samsung uses Intel now it's because they know what's ahead in Intel's roadmap and they see no way to keep up with their preferred mobile solution using ARM. If this happens, it will be a milestone for Intel.
In the past the Google Nexus stood out in the Android tablet space because there weren't that many quality products marketed at a competitive price. This is very different today. This year consumers can buy very affordable Windows 2-1s, Windows tablets, 32 & 64 bit Intel based Android tablets. It would be great for Intel to have the Google design win but in reality with all the new high quality product coming on the market the Nexus just isn't as important in the marketplace as it used to be.
Good observation. OEMs have to be looking at the trajectory for product competitiveness over the next 6-18 months and this is looking very uncertain for ARM, whereas the competitiveness trajectory for Intel tablets is looking stellar.
There is a possibility of Google having a gap filler product for the holidays but it would be a "me too" device that does nothing to address the larger changes taking place in the industry.
The Core-M is a major achievement in power efficiency for the Core architecture. The scalability of this processor family is unmatched by anything in the industry and going forward Intel can continue to draw on the vast pool of technology and intellectual property this processor family already has.
It will be exciting to see all the new products made possible by Core-M.
I'll miss those "The Missing Bay Trail Android Tablet" pieces that used to appear so regularly :-)
The Akasa cases have been a good option for those that wanted an i5 class NUC in a completely silent fanless case. I'd think waterproof would find a fit for many industrial or outdoor applications where one wants resistance to the elements (humidity, mold, insects...) and high reliability. If I were advising Akasa I'd recommend they investigate the effort to make their waterproof case show evidence of physical tampering. If they do that the case could become very attractive to the security market.
There is very good reason to question Putin's sincerity. Russian State owned media continues to flame extreme nationalistic sentiment at home while blaming all of Ukraine's unrest and violence on clandestine meddlesome provocations by the west.
Poroshenko also says he wants Crimea back. Does Putin think Poroshenko has the "right approach" to that?
And where do the Pro-Russian separatist keep getting these sophisticated surface-to-air weapons? These aren't things the average civic minded protester has access to.
The rhetoric Putin is delivering to the international audience is much different than the message being fed to Russian citizens. Question is, "which one represents the real agenda"?