Like many technology writers, I spend my days switching between three different devices — a phone, a tablet, and a mostly desk-bound computer — but as VentureBeat’s resident 5G expert, I get to learn a lot about what’s coming next. As the , we may be on the cusp of device convergence, with the lines dividing phones, tablets, and computers fading away and one (more accessorized) device handling every task.
Chip technology is at a stage where convergence is no longer just theoretical. As of 2019, the same ARM chip could power anything from a phone to a tablet or laptop, regardless of whether you’re using Android and Windows gear or iOS and Mac hardware. Some Windows laptops and tablets are already running on the as