According to the Executive Director of ARM Dipesh Patel, the price remains the main obstacle holding back the growth in popularity of tablets and smartphones running Android. «Should offer more affordable device,” – says Patel.
“Only five out of the seven billion people living on Earth have cell phones, and only a billion – smartphones,” – said a top manager of a leading developer and licensor of architecture 32-bit RISC-processor. According to him, the bar at $100 for a smartphone will allow many to access the Internet.
As for the tablet, then, believes Patel 100-dollar device can be constructed on the basis of four-core processors, having a 7-inch screen, 512 MB ??RAM and 16 GB of internal memory and support for Wi-Fi.
It should be noted that ARM regularly raises the issue of cheap and productive smartphones and tablets: in 2011, the company CEO, for example, predicted the mass production in 2013.