Originally Posted by Adam B.
Other than a faster reflash, isn't all of that handled by the operating system?
The OS is orthogonal to the issue. You probably meant to ask: "Isn't all of that done by software on more general purpose hardware?" That's a good question, and IMO that's what should have been done since the first prototypes. After the software is done and tested and devs have figured out which functions they need, and after profiling everything to see what takes most time when it matters most and what consumes most power in which usage scenarios, only then should you optimize your hardware. But epson probably thinks it's more important to create many revisions of those chips (for lots and lots of money, of course) than to help the devs working on them by making things better sooner.