And misc damage due to dropped devices, and cracked screens, and unrepairable power adapters, shitty sound, no real expansion capabilities, and high cost all mean that these devices are not capable of replacing the desktop.
It is dead except for every other place on the planet besides where these reporters seem to be. OK, report, but analyze first. Cut the diatribe. Why would there be a decline? BECAUSE THE CONSOLES HAVE JUST BEEN RELEASED (and were long anticipated) and people only have so much income to spend on this shit. You can also blame it on EL CHEAPO HP PRODUCTS, AND THE AWFUL WINDOWS 8(.1). Intel hasn't done shit for years. We've seen no true advances in processors, operating systems, etc. And computer repair is better than ever so people are holding onto their units longer.
Decline in a market doesn't mean the market is extinguished. These people really need to pull their heads out of their asses and shut the fuck up. They must be part of the cretin tribe because nothing they said makes sense.
There are record numbers of motherboards being sold by Gigabyte and Asus, the two top manufacturers of motherboards. There are more gaming rigs being sold than any time in history.
The problem is QUALITY!
As bad as this is it wouldn't be too difficult to see the nation's frustration with the actions of the congress and the president.
This is a criminal act, no question about it. I'm glad they managed to nip it right away before it got any worse.
1) if you're in trouble you can try to divert the attention away from your efforts into efforts that you might want. Good tactic to switch the attention off what you are doing bad and what you could do that's bad.
Make no mistake. This is without a doubt a bad thing for them to do.
2) if you are in trouble air everything bad so that when it all settles down there's nothing else that could rise up.
Snowden has been doing a great job with his releasing of information to combat this by not having it all disclosed at the same time, thus extending it and keeping the irritation up and the nation's attention on the NSA.
There was far too much prior art on the concept that had already been disclosed so the patent would not have stood. I believe it isn't even valid in the US any longer.
Very few of American's are terrorists. Any claim otherwise is paranoia. That is not national security. It is national paranoia.
Also, it is illegal. These people are the military. The military should have no oversight of the civilian public.
The NSA is part of the DoD under the Pentagon. That makes them a military entity even if most of those working there are civilians. We have lots of civilians working in all areas of the military. They all are bound by military law and military code of conduct.
These unconstitutional actions need to end.
The low quality screen will likely hinder the acceptance. Because it has a Tegra 3 matters not if others offer comparable units with better screens. I've seen some cheesy screens at that resolution. At least the Nexus 7 has an awesome screen. That entices a lot of people to buy it.
They need to redesign to make better batteries, faster charging batteries, swappable batteries, and batteries that are bigger, even if it means a heavier handset. It is their failure that will keep us from progressing. We aren't complaining about them saying what they say. We are complaining about them not trying to solve the bigger problem and then falling back on a harrumph, we can't do it!!
Nope, there's more than the high end workstation. To take such a stance, that there is the low end and the high end, it will yield a destruction of the middle which is where MOST of the processing is done.
We fought pretty hard over the past 30 years to get computers accepted. We do not need to have those without proper insight making decisions that will kill that which we worked so hard to bring to life. Cell phones are not the end of the food chain.
Redesign is divine. Redesign it and make it work properly at 8 to 16 or even to 96 cores.
Or even, at least, want to plug it into a docking station and have that phone as our desktop computer where we want full power full throttle full speed ahead.
We know not to hobble ourselves out of shortsightedness.
Instead of slimming down a phone as you reduce component size add more battery. And find a way to better manage battery use. And, make use of those battery technologies we hear so much about on Reddit.com. Seriously I hear about so many battery technologies that would overcome their limitations it's sick thinking about them not being available NOW.
It is the fallacy behind the Pi. I have 4 of them and use them for everything. However I'm not interested in taking significantly limited resources and programming against that in an effort to build my skills. I want the power. So a quad core Pi with SATA, Wifi, 2-4 GB of RAM, using just 5 watts of power, and much more, for $20.00 is just fine by me. I'd use that too. So would every other developer. I'm sure current developers hate the limitations of some of the devices out there.
I remember when 2 cores was considered dumb or even 2 cpus with their own dedicated ram. Those were specialty devices. I remember when 12 or 16mhz was fast. Who would need that speed? I remember when 32bit was unheard of, for that matter 16bit. No one would need that much power. And then hyperthreading, and multitasking and multithreading (well maybe we still haven't done much with that).
The fact is that necessity is the mother of invention.
We will also fill the void. I am not impressed with this Qualcomm exec's views. You can't take 4 cores and make a Corvette either, however we still have 4 cores in our phones and desktops. Think of Intel's multi-pentium core processor that beat the pants off anything anyone had produced to date. That had a very large number of cores. It's all in how you design and implement them. I understand the lessening return, however, if we had held that view the whole computer industry would have stagnated and dried up.