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'on a computer'.
Arranging LEDs in a circle is a relatively minor feat of engineering, certainly. Smashing 50 odd years of hegemony that suggest screens are rectangular is a source of innovation on the software side.
The utility of such a device will not be displaying the conventional clock face, pie chart, speedometer or compass but how developers rise to the challenge and 'innovate' in adapting general purpose user interfaces to small, round, screens.
(Okay, so a Star Wars style (ep4) portable holographic projector watch would truly be innovative.)
The more "PC" like my mobile devices get, the happier I am.
I take it you never used a Pocket PC device then?
Windows 10 on phones doesn't attempt to run desktop software. Rather, MS' approach now is to develop a universal app that shares the same codebase but is completely reskinned appropriately for different form factors. The interface is appropriate for each device, which was the main criticism of 8.x on desktops.
The (wireless) docking station could make a comeback though. Dock your phone and it instantly transforms into a Windows 10 workstation with mouse, keyboard and 4K screen. All your apps seamlessly then transform into their desktop counterparts.
I think there's a lot of promise in Windows 10 but cramming a desktop UI onto a phone didn't work with Pocket PC/WinCE and neither did upscaling a phone UI onto a desktop work with Windows 8.
Watches/phones with circular screens displaying analog clockfaces were all the rage at the Barcelona show, e.g. the Runcible phone and the Huawei watch.
Steampunk hipsters are willing to fork over for tech that bears a passing resemblance to their great great grandfathers'.
Linux with Wine is more likely to run that 19 1/2 year old binary for Win95 - MS had to add an 'XP mode' to Windows 7.
Rusty Crowe is bloody scary, have you seen him as Maximus in Gladiator?
Though these days he tries to pass himself off as New South Welsh, having lost his kiwi accent.
Nice rant but the poster mentioned nothing about intel graphics.
motherboards with intel CPUs do take nVidia graphics cards?
Strategically, it locks AMD out of the $100 Windows tablet market.
An admission Intel's graphics are too big/thirsty/costly for a phone SoC.
From this I speculate that PowerVR will soon be acquired by Apple, since their Ax chips powering iOS are the main licensee now.
I found DS9 to be unwatchable nonsense, Sisko as a predestined mystic saviour of the Bajorans. I mean come on.
1080 is ridiculous as-is nobody is ever going to benefit from or notice any difference.
1080 is the Full HD video format that these phones can now record.
Displaying the video you just shot makes sense - at the same pixel count without scaling.
I wonder what the power drain is on these things - GPU wise.
I'm mean if the inbuilt camera shoots video at 1080 and the screen is 1440, then the system is upscaling during playback.
Porting the android userland, if that's your thing, ought to be simple enough, given Firefox 2.1 is Kitkat underneath.