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Platform Trends: x86, ARM and RISC-V


As someone who's spent more than a decade in mobile device management, I've witnessed the fascinating evolution of operating systems in the mobile world. The legacy x86 compute platforms that once dominated the landscape, are rapidly being replaced with purpose-built devices utilizing ARM-based platforms. In this blog post, we'll delve into the history of x86 operating systems, the rising popularity of ARM-focused versions, and why Android stands as the market leader in both GMS and non-GMS variants. We'll also explore the rapidly developing RISC-V ecosystem and it's protential impact on the edge compute industry in the near future.

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