Android continued to increase its lead in the smartphone operating system market in the first quarter as vendors sold nearly 50 percent more Android smartphones than in the first quarter of 2012, Gartner said.
"There are two clear leaders in the OS market and Android’s dominance in the OS market is unshakable," Gupta said. "With new OSs coming to market such as Tizen, Firefox and Jolla, we expect some market share to be eroded but not enough to question Android’s volume leadership."
Unbelievable short product life cycle. The low price from some vendors and subsidization helps saturating the market. Logically speaking, the leader will be driven by the cost of production. More importantly, what is the next revolutionary product to drive a strong growth?
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.