In a recent interview with IDG, Jonny Shih -the chairman of ASUS- has mentioned that his company is working on a “Secret Weapon” that no one has seen yet, but that the world will soon see as we get closer to the launch date.
He also said that he already knows about some details of the upcoming iPad 2, such as details about the system on a chip (SoC) that the next iPad will run on.
Jonny Shih would not comment on the Secret Weapon, but he believe that only a few OS will survive the current war, and that companies like ASUS will have to find new ways to service customers. Most importantly, he has the wisdom to recognize that the value is in the user interface and that cloud services can take different forms, it doesn’t have to be all web (like Chrome OS) or all native apps (like Windows). Instead, it should use a mix of both to achieve the best results.