BARCELONA--Google’s Android Booth at MWC 2012 is one of the major hotspots at the mobile show this year.
Taking up a significant portion of Hall 8, the booth attracts tens of thousands of visitors daily, most on the lookout for Google’s signature Android pins.
Boasting a slide, smoothie bar, music lounge, device carousel, demos, interactive wall and much more besides, Google has transformed its corner of MWC into a veritable fairground, and attendees can’t seem to get enough.
Indeed, many have been asking whether the success could spur Google into building its own similarly themed Android stores –like competitors Apple and Microsoft.
Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think:
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.