Thanks TI for powering my Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I think its a good phone with excellent functionality.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2012Games on iOS and WP don't have much problems because they use same SoC and same graphics chips... moreThis comment is yet more proof (not that we need it) of how incredibly dumb iOS users are.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2012Go read comments on any Gameloft game or EA game. There are too many force closes, freezes, an... moreGo try it urself , not by reading .
Nowsday kid tot they know everything just because they have google .
TI still makes chips used in cell phones, just because they drop their SOC doesn't mean they are out of the game. They make chips for just about everything, you may not see their products, but you'd certainly miss them if they were gone.
amd should buy omap, 26 Sep 2012AMD should buy the omap division of TI! AMD needs to be in this market - and the combined f... moreMain problem for AMD (and Intel, remember XScale?) they don't want to enter ARM chipset game a.k.a smartphone.. (Even do both AMD and INTEL have ARM license)..
If GNex had a qualcomm or snapdrag processor maybe it would have better battery life, since the gnex was awesome however TI OMAP caused it to score low esp in Quadrant benchmarks.
Mobilemaster, 26 Sep 2012How can you compare a chip maker with mobile phone makers???I agree..Texas Instruments should not try to make the mobiles..I feel they cannot compete with Nokia and also iPhone..They should continue to do what they do best...why should they worry about iphone and nokia and also samsung..
They make very good chips and also very cool calculators for the math problems..
TI's biggest problem was time to market. they were too slow and late with bringing the latest technologies. all the delays killed their business so their customets (like toshiba recently) have abandoned them!
bringing a program in time is essential!
that's why they didnt have enough design wins - and that's why they lost the battle!
AMD should buy the omap division of TI!
AMD needs to be in this market - and the combined forces could succeed! they would supplement each other!
ti goes after the footsteps of marvell and freescale (which was spun-off from motorola).
these two were also in the phone business and exit it, and now their status is still not so good. and now TI joins them.
and who knows what would become with STMicro... my guess is that it is similar, and that they would exit the smartphone/tablet business too. pitty.
I am very pessimistic about the future of all of them.
games on any phone looks like crap. i don't know about others but for me cellphone games are just for passing the time while i'm waiting for something. there is nothing inside it to make even a slight chance against consoles or handheld devices.
TI is the third largest manufacturer of semiconductors worldwide.
Who have electronic eduction now that Qualcomm is noting when you compare with TI
Im very sorry for this
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2012Go read comments on any Gameloft game or EA game. There are too many force closes, freezes, an... moreGames on iOS and WP don't have much problems because they use same SoC and same graphics chips. PowerVR SGX GPUs for iphones and Adreno GPUs for WP. I use all three OS, so I know this fact.
Go read comments on any Gameloft game or EA game. There are too many force closes, freezes, and incompatibility issues because of SoC and graphics chips fragmentation on Android.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2012The SoC has nothing to do with Android fragmentation.Yes it does. Games crashes and incompatibility.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2012This is good for Android. It reduces fragmentation by having less SoC.The SoC has nothing to do with Android fragmentation.
But even though TI-83 is a great calculator, I feel that iPhone is acutally better as it acutally smartphone and can do many more things like the 3G, Internet, camera. In fact, even nokia phones have more features like FM radio and bluetooth.
Texas Instuments is good for graphing and maths though.
I am sorry...I thought Texas Instruments only makes calculators, like TI-83. I was thinking like "what.. TI is making mobiles now...what the..?"
Haha..mabye Casio will start making smart phones.