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.NET developer working for Jet Reports. Windows Phone user and fan.
5 days ago
if WP gains a significant market share, that’s bad for Google’s mobile ad revenues.
I disagree with this. I’ve been saying for a while that it would be better for both MS and Google to just get along. Google doesn’t make money off of selling Android phones; they make money off of services with ads. They would make more money if they tried to get their services to be ubiquitous, first class experiences on all platforms rather than treating Android as king, iOS as queen, and everyone else as dirt. Why fight Microsoft when Google makes 80%+ of their revenue off of Windows users using their services?
Conversely, Microsoft needs to stop taking a swipe at Google every chance it gets (scroogled, Gmail man, etc.) and recognize that users of Microsoft operating systems want to use Google services.
The ultimate end result would be Microsoft spinning off Bing as a separate company and Google spinning off Android as a separate company. Then both Microsoft and Google could actually focus on the things that make them money and be good partners. This is all pie in the sky and it won’t happen as long as the current management is in place at both companies, but I think that would be best for both.
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6 days ago
I think the 928 actually LOOKS the best of the 3. I’m just talking physical appearance here, not specs, etc. However, I think that the 920 and 925 will feel nicer in your hand since they have rounded edges rather than the sharp ones on the 928. Given the 925 is lighter and has rounded edges, it’s probably the nicest to use of the 3, but also the ugliest imo.
I’m guessing the answer to your “if I understand the technology” here is that you do not.
First, the 32MB ESRAM is based on a leak that may or may not be accurate. Even if it is, the projector could have its own lower end GPU to render the scenes. Given that it is probably going to be a fairly cheap projector outputting 1024 × 768 or similar, it wouldn’t need a lot of horsepower to render the surrounding scene.
If they did use the Xbox GPU, basically they could just modify a 60 FPS game to run at 30 FPS and use every other frame to render the surrounding image for the projector. Using this approach, even if the projector were 1080p like the TV, it would work fine.
My main point is that I don’t think they’ll ever render the entire scene (including projected content) at television resolution. That would be silly because they’d be rendering like 8k and then outputting it at a much lower resolution. I have no idea how they will achieve this technically, but I’m pretty sure there are ways to do it that would work fine.