Re: Intel Dual OS plan
Agreed-- definitely a big shift. Last year at CES, the PC players (including Intel) were all touting Win 8 and convergence. This year, Intel still has a lot of 2-in-1 hybrid tablets on display, but the devices are just a piece of Intel's exhibit space. Wearables, augmented reality, connected cars, etc-- all being given more attention, as far as I can tell.
And among the PC companies at the show, it's largely the same story. Lenovo was showing off its new Horizon mega-tablet, but their reps were much more interested in talking about the proprietary software Lenovo has layered on top of Windows 8.1 than in the OS itself. At the same time, I've seen more people wearing Google Glass around the show than carrying Windows 8 devices. I think Win 8.1 was a noteworthy improvement, as I've written before, but it's clear that Microsoft's next CEO will have to deal with a different and more challenging OEM ecosystem.