Being rhetorical, right?
Of which I never said otherwise. Of course it uses the active digitizer to get the pressure sensitivity, etc. But the screen is ultimately still capacitive.
All of that is easy to accomplish when you can simply exclude huge swaths of kids.
Slashdot is about whatever the owners/editors think it's about.
Then I stand corrected.
The screen is going to work just like the N900 did. So, yes, there is touch but not multitouch.
Just to clarify my ultimate point, being able to draw does not require a resistive screen. A capacitive screen with an active digitizer is plenty to get the job done.
It doesn't. It has a Wacom stylus -- something older than even resistive screens.
Umm, yes it does. Just because the screen had a Wacom digitizer layer doesn't change the fact that the screen itself is capacitive.
Yes, and? You either have dementia or you weren't around back then because the AC shitposting is a tiny fraction of what it used to be in the early days of Slashdot. I suggest you go back through the story archives to refresh your memory just a bit.
Try to do that with a normal capacitive screen - it's like trying to draw in boxing gloves.
Never heard of this thing called a "Surface Pro". It has a capacitive screen and people draw stuff on it all the time.
They are only making a couple hundred. So it would be impossible for it to take any significant market share regardless of the fit and finish.
Will your followup also be about how you don't own a television and you shake your fists at clouds while reminiscing about wearing onions on your belt?
To most dev firms I'm going to look like a bit of a dinosaur, 40 odd years old, knows little of OO coding OR modern languages and aproaches to projects. I can write other languages and, with a bit of practice I'll pick them up pretty quickly. I really don't know where to start. What's hot, what's worth learning, I'm self-taught so have no CS degree, just 15 years of dev and sys admin experience. I've got a bit of team and project management experience too it's quite a worry going up against young whipper snappers that know all the buzz words and modern tech!
Am I better off trying to get a junior job to start so I can catch up with some tech? Would I be better off trawling the thousands of job sites or finding a bonafide IT specialist recruitment firm? Should I take the brutally honest approach to my CV/interviews or just wing it and hope I don't bite off more than I can chew? What kind of learning curve could I expect if I took on a new language I have no experience with? Are there any qualififcations that I NEED to have before firms would be willing to take me on? I've been sitting here at this desk for 10 years typing away and only now do I realise that I've stagnated to the point where I may well be obsolete!
But this article and the original comment are about the ZenFone 2, which is specifically running Lollipop. So it has the ART runtime, and JIT is not happening on it, and the OP was asking about things being compiled for this non-ARM architecture.
Which is why I stated multiple times that the vast majority apps are not compiled for ARM at all. They are just pure Java. So whether or not they go through Dalvik's JIT or ART's AOT makes no difference.