Yes, but it is still interesting to discuss strategic implications down the line. To me ARM is the natural choice today. I said as much over 4 years ago, before this was even made public.

However RISC-V may very well come to dominate the mobile space in the future. There is a lot of interesting developments going on in that space. We are seeing chips for embedded solutions which are having significantly lower watt usage than even ARM CPUs. It this continues to be the case then RISC-V will eventually starts to muscle its way into the space for smart watches, mobile phones, tablets and eventually desktops.

If you get say twice the battery life on your phone with the same performance, by going RISC-V then of course people are going to cease upon that opportunity.

For Android e.g. this could be quite easy to achieve, as their software is JIT based anyway.

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