>> Which is?
> I read prediction Android may take it all.
> Remember the '80 with the PC open standard? Now it is the software which
> is standard and pretty sure the Asian manufacturers will jump into, no?
Ah ah! I have a different opinion. I think the humanity, now, cannot produce a reliable and efficient operating system that works on many different platforms while caring about the user. The effort is simply too big. Microsoft knows about it. State-of-the-Art formal verification techniques simply cannot ensure that a driver will not crash your machine. And so, whatever the amount of money poured into it.
By shipping the hardware, Apple is playing on a safe side. So, in my opinion, something like Ipad will rule on some point: a few different platforms, gorgeous interface, regarding the user as an intelligent being.
Alexandre Bergel http://www.bergel.eu