[maemo-users] iPad

From: Gary gary at eyetraxx.net
Date: Fri Jan 29 18:03:37 EET 2010
P.A. Semi was one of the original StrongARM designers. And since Apple  
is an ARM licensee & uses ARM procs in all their iPods & iPhones, I  
find it highly unlikely that the A4 SoC would be anything but ARM.

On Jan 28, 2010, at 7:58 AM, Attila Csipa <maemo at csipa.in.rs> wrote:

> On Thursday 28 January 2010 16:36:16 Mark wrote:
>> The thing is, Maemo is only necessary on small devices with limited  
>> screen
>> real estate and non-X86-compatible processors. In a tablet of the  
>> iPad's
>> size, there's no reason not to use an Atom and full-blown desktop  
>> Linux.
>> Mark
> Finger based keyboardless input. That killed full-blown desktop  
> Linux and apps
> right there. In fact, that is one of , if not the most important  
> reason why
> the original TabletPC was a flop. I don't see any rationale in  
> (current-gen)
> embedded X86 if you want linux on it, either, but that's just me  
> (ARM is
> cheaper, is far more power efficient, allows always-on, and, with A9- 
> MPcores,
> *at least* on par performance-wise).
> Regards,
> Attila
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