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Convergence

I don't think you can get away from the fact a device with a physically small screen that you jab with a finger and a physically small battery that you have to conserve will always be a very different creature to a device with a big screen, big battery, separate keyboard and precision pointing device. Especially when people don't want to change their glasses just to answer an incoming phone call.

You may well be able to converge the operating systems - and, indeed, below Android lurks a Linux kernel - but the application layer is inevitably going to look very different for the two very different modes of interaction. Anything that tries to combine the two is going to be very much like those toasters that also warm beans: why would you take up more bench space with a dual-function device when you already have a toaster and a microwave.

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