Sugar and GTK updates

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue Aug 16 12:44:26 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Ed McNierney <ed at> wrote:
> That is indeed correct, but it was also to reduce cost.

Exactly what Ed and cjb say.

- Early on, raw NAND was cheaper, and FTLs in SD/microSD were
unusable. This drove XO-1 decisions.

- SD/microSD prices dipped below raw NAND, and some passable FTLs
appeared in market (thanks to cameras, phones). This drove XO-1.5

- microSD prices went up, quality and reliabiliy down -- eMMC offers
parts stability and is competitively priced, so that's what we do for
XO-1.75: eMMC.

A changing industry...

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