I'm at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, where the EETimes/Embedded 2013 survey results we're going to present Wednesday indicate that Android is ascendant. Spoiler alert: It's first among operating systems embedded developers are considering using in the next 12 months.
That's significant, and it gives me an excuse to dive into a discussion of the highest-profile Android application extant. That would be as the OS embedded in smartphones and tablets, particularly those made by Samsung.
My objective -- or, my excuse -- in talking about the market position of Samsung's devices is to show that embedded technology is not an island divorced from real-world forces. Actually, it's more like an iceberg, at least insofar as users are concerned. That's because that can't "see" it, like they think they can with Windows on a PC. And, if they could see it, they wouldn't care, because they're not developers.
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