Anonymous, 12 Jul 2020I remember this. It really was ahead of its time. I thought it would catch on and Samsung an... moreUnfortunately not.
Whilst there was an opportunity for Intel with the Atom x7 (Z8750), as that could have made a Linux Distro or Windows10 Pro... we really saw Intel pull away from the market. As for ARM, it wouldn't really be able to step-up until 2015 (14nm lithography, 64-bit processing, Cortex A73 architecture) to do so. And what about Google? They had a fantastic thing going on in 2011, with the Samsung SII and Note 1 in their ecosystem, and their new Android 4.0.3 Ice-cream Sandwich Operating System. There was very little improvements going to Jelly Bean. And around Kit-Kat, Google officially stopped developing for tablets. That's why the ASUS Transformer Tab became impressive with the original Tegra2 SoC, had its heyday with the Tegra3 SoC, and hit the Tegra4 SoC to retirement. Apple on the other hand, kept trying and trying with the iPad and it shows. Now the iPad ecosystem is going to gobble-up their Mac ecosystem, whereas luxury tablets in the Android sphere has all but disappeared, and Windows10 tablets all require larger sizes/batteries/performance.
And even earlier than any mentioned in article was the HTC HD2, which could run full x86 os's, ok, they ran slow, but if HTC had done as asked by buyers, create an HD3, they could have upgraded ram and cpu..
All you needed was a powered USB hub and you could run anything you wanted, from winmo 6.5, android, or x86, upto xp..
Dometalican, 12 Jul 2020With the tech today, this could actually take off again. Samsung Dex created a ton of apps tha... moreDex is that thing Samsung made to copy the feature previously brought by microsoft phones like Lumia 950 and HP X3 Elite?
Galaxy Fold :
Failed to be phone. Failed to be tablet.
Where the hell does it fit in?
With the tech today, this could actually take off again. Samsung Dex created a ton of apps that could seamlessly work this out. With Linux and Android, this could be pretty good again.
I remember this. It really was ahead of its time. I thought it would catch on and Samsung and Huawei were also working on Android desktops. Maybe we will see laptops powered by Android eventually.