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ARM OP1 Powered Samsung Chromebook Plus shipping on February 12th

Posted by Charbax – February 10, 2017

You can buy the $449 Samsung Chromebook Plus Powered by 64bit ARM OP1 Hexacore RK3399-C dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-T860 GPU shipping out on Sunday at Amazon.com

As Intel's usual tactic when feeling under threat by disruptive ARM Powered technology, Intel is trying to confuse consumers by shipping out their buggy Intel core-m3 Samsung Chromebook Pro version to reviewers here, here, here, here and here.

TheVerge reports that Android apps support on Intel is horrible compared to the ARM Powered OP1 Chromebook:

consider that this ARM processor may do a better job of running most Android apps than the Intel processor on the Chromebook Pro. Those apps need to be translated from ARM code to x86 to run on Intel machines. However, the Android beta on the Chromebook Pro is in such a sorry state that I can't really judge. Google promises that it'll all be fixed by April, when the Pro launches. Right now, the Plus handles Android apps much better than the Pro.

The situation on the Plus is miles better than the situation on the Intel-based Chromebook Pro right now, which is so riddled with bugs and issues that I declined reviewing it in favor of this Plus. I describe in more detail the situation in another article, here.

As I suggested in my article demonstrating how OP1 is a Rockchip RK3399-C:

OP1 is optimized for the Chromebook market, with optimal performance, power consumption and price point. Optimized for smooth performance on high resolution display, dual USB Type-C, reliable Wi-Fi, 4K playback, it uses GPU Compute to optimize the performance of every aspect of the Chrome OS web browsing UI. Fonts, scrolling, displaying images, animations, video, all is optimized, improved and accelerated also by the Mali-T860 GPU. Unlike Intel x86 Chromebooks, I believe that the OP1 platform runs all Android apps natively without emulation, that is especially important for running advanced Android apps optimized for productivity, such as Microsoft Word, Excell, Powerpoint, OfficeSuite, PDF Editor, Free Office, Docs to Go, Google Drive, Polaris Office, Quip, WPS Office and thousands of other productivity apps already available on Android, and thousands of advanced games on Android, all these apps are optimized for ARM, with Native Code in them that just runs better on ARM. I would guess that running any of these thousands of advanced Android apps might consume half the power to run on ARM compared with x86.

Micro:bit CTO and CEO interview

Posted by Charbax – February 10, 2017

Johnny Austin is the CTO of the micro:bit foundation, they have distributed about 1 million units for free to every school kid age 12 in the UK, who use them to learn programming. The retail price is £13 in the UK. Micro:bit Foundation has announced three new Founding partners to join the current six. The British Council, Amazon and Lancaster University will be joining the BBC, Nominet, ARM, IET, Microsoft and Samsung. Zach Shelby is the CEO and he talks about how they are working to make the micro:bit available worldwide to everyone who wants to use it. The micro:bit is now available in 32 countries, with resellers in eleven. The micro:bit Foundation with element 14, the distributor of the BBC micro:bit, announced resellers in six new countries. This means educational organisations, teachers, kids, parents and makers will now also be able to locally purchase the BBC micro:bit in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands and Finland.

EC Technology shows $50 Projector docks with $75 Mini PC, $100 Combo, and S905 TV Box

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 9, 2017

EC Technology has a pico projector for $50. EC Technology has a mini pc for $75 and mini PC/pico projector combo for $100. EC Technology has a Amlogic s905 Android set top box for $100 plus a keyboard with integrated touch pad for an unspecified price. More products planned for the future. Moq for all units is 50 units or more.

360 video: Shuoying 4K 360 camera Interview (first take)

Posted by Charbax – February 6, 2017

For best experience watch this video in your VR headset. This is the first take of the Interview with Shuoying (due to sound problem on the 4K camera, the second take was published here) about their upcoming 4K 360 camera and their two new stick style 1080p 360 cameras, one that plugs to the back of Android and iphone, and the other that is just a handheld stick style camera. You can watch all the 360 videos that I have yet filmed using Shuoying's 1080p 360 camera and published in this YouTube playlist here. You can watch all my Shuoying videos including the factory tour video here: http://armdevices.net/category/companies/shuoying/

Shuoying 4K dual-lens 360 camera, 360 camera to plug on the back of Android or iOS phone

Posted by Charbax – February 6, 2017

Shuoying is presenting their latest 360 cameras, including the upcoming 4K 360 dual lens camera with dual 16megapixel camera using dual Sony imx206 sensors, samples to be available by April, with mass production aimed at for Q2. Earlier in the video is also demonstrated two other 360 dual-lens style cameras, one to plug to the back of Android and iOS smartphones, the other handheld stick style with built-in recording. The dual-lens video merge happens within the camera enabling a one-click share of the 360 video directly to YouTube 360 or Facebook 360. You can watch all my Shuoying videos including the factory tour video here: http://armdevices.net/category/companies/shuoying/

Distributors can contact Shuoying here:
Candice Liu
Marketing Director, Sales Manager
Candice@shuoying.com.cn (please let them know you watched the video)
http://www.shuoying.com
Phone: +86-755-28177777 Ext: 8043
Skype: candice.lcl

Emdoor Allwinner+Qualcomm LTE Phablets, 7″, 8″ using Snapdragon 435, 210 and more

Posted by Charbax – February 6, 2017

Emdoor ships over 9 Million PCBs and finished products combined every year. Here showing their latest partnership with Allwinner which has partnered with Qualcomm to bring more LTE Phablets to the market using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210 and now also Snapdragon 435, developing and bringing those to the design houses and factories in Shenzhen to create new volume. Here presenting $70 (for 1000+ orders) design on Snapdragon 210 with a great looking 6.98" narrow bezel display. Emdoor also shows some of their advanced tablet for logistics ruggedized. Their 8" QHD narrow bezel on Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940 LTE Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53.

Kocaso shows Allwinner 2-in-1, Double OS, Phoenix OS, Tablets and more

Posted by Charbax – February 6, 2017

Kocaso sells a lot of Allwinner based products in the USA, north america and Latin America. The products run Allwinner A64 and Allwinner A83T. The slim Kocaso tablet on Allwinner A64 with Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed. They have sold millions of Tablets over the past few years, now also selling All-in-one VR.

$149 MyGica ATV1960 with AmLogic S912 Octa-core, 3GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet

Posted by Charbax – February 5, 2017

Geniatech presents the MyGica booth, MyGica is Geniatech's consumer facing brand, here presenting the products that MyGica has for sale in the US market. MyGica ATV1960 will be for sale in the USA at $149. MyGica eyetv netstream connects a DVB ATSC/T2/etc free FHD over the air digital TV that can then be streamed to any device within the home.

Geniatech ARM PC MultiMedia Gateway APC1295 and APC1966 with 3x HDMI inputs

Posted by Charbax – February 3, 2017

Geniatech ARM PC APC1295 is a Multimedia Home Gateway with WAN port, Gigabit Ethernet Port, HDMI in and HDMI out, it's a router with 2x2 Mimo, Wi-Fi AC, Android 6.0 based, PVR, Access-point, Home Cloud storage, Media streamer, NAS and more functions are inside. It also allows for Geniatech's eye TV functionality inside re-broadcasting the HDMI signal to any device in the home. Geniatech is also showing the APC1966 with industrial grade design, 3x HDMI inputs for inputting 3 HDTV or 4K HDMI sources into the box and being able to re-distribute it anywhere in the house, it also has a digital TV tuner such as ATSC/T2/Cable etc. HDCP compliant, local DRM support. Geniatech also shows their Android TV Box and Gateway with 4G LTE modem integrated.

Distributors can contact Geniatech here:
http://www.geniatech.com
sales@geniatech.com

Graalphone 7″ mini PC with sliding keyboard, insertable mini Phone, Tablet 3-in-1

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 3, 2017

Graalphone is a sliding keyboard 7" FHD Windows tablet with stylus. The Graalphone has both an Intel Atom and ARM Processor. The graalphone has an Android phone which attaches to it. There are dual cameras for 3d recording functionality. The device is a concept and the target price is about $700.