Joyplus demonstrated a digital pen and novel, quick change 3G datacard. Joyplus offers a variety of tablet products. Some include original software created by Joyplus, such as digital pen support. Over the past five years they have focused on the consumer market, but they are increasingly addressing other markets such as education and communication. Joyplus recently introduced a novel, quick change 3G datacard for their tablet incorporating mobile broadband technology from Huawei. They have also developed a digital pen for onscreen handwriting. No pricing information was provided, but their monthly manufacturing capacity is around 200,000 units.
Huawei claims this to be the worlds fastest smartphone, using Huawei’s own HiSilicon 1.5Ghz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, with CAT4 capable 150mbitps LTE modem, super slim and light design with a 2400mAh battery, new power management technologies that Huawei says provides 30% longer battery life. It runs Huawei’s Emotion UI.
Here’s my overview video of the latest ARM Powered HDMI Sticks that I have found in Shenzhen China, including the $30 Allwinner A10 single-core ARM Cortex-A8, $40 Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, $89 Freescale i.MX6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 and the $150 HiMedia Q5 HiSilicon Hi3716C single-core ARM Cortex-A9 Set-top-box running the interesting HiControl Android application for remote controlling, mouse and mirroring support from any Android tablet and phone to your HiMedia set-top-box.
HiMedia makes some really cool set-top-boxes, until last year they were doing realtek mips based boxes that are quite popular in China and Hong Kong markets, now they are releasing ARM Powered Android set-top-boxes, here launching the HiMedia Q5 based on the HiSilicon Hi3716C ARM Cortex-A9 solution, it’s a single-core 1Ghz with full video codecs support. This box has an awesome range of features including a very impressive HiControl application, similar to wifi mirroring, it lets you use any Android device to remote control your Q5 set-top-box while seeing a real-time screengrab on your Android device while you remote control it. I’ll post a further video-review of this product during the next couple of days, check back.
Here are some of the specs:
- HiSilicon Hi3716C 1GHZ ARM Cortex A9 single-core (Set-top-box optimized SoC)
- 1GB DDR RAM
- 4GB Flash
- Android 4.0.3 ICS
- 33 second bootup time
- own launcher UI with virtual-mouse support on IR remote
- full video playback compatibility claimed (“even better than last year’s Realtek 1185-based media players”), including DTS-HDMA, Dolby TUREHD 7.1 Passthrough, BDMV, BDISO with BD-Lite Navigation menu, Samba, NFS, HLS/HTML5 for IPTV STB mode.
- HiControl App for Android by HiMedia, use any Android smartphone or/and tablet as Touch-screen for the set-top-box and as a Remote-controller. Thus mouse, remote control, and mirrorring-like support of full Android UI. Accelerometer can also be used for games that use it.
- Hishare App for Android by HiMedia, similar to DLNA (or actually using DLNA protocol), stream your pictures, video, audio from your Android phone or tablet to your Himedia Q5 set-top-box over WiFi.
- Apple Airplay compatible, for streaming pictures, video and audio from iPhone/iPad.
According to this benchmark (which I don’t really know how it was measured and what it really means in terms of real Android usage performance):
Huawei K3V2 processor managed to beat NVIDIA Tegra 3, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660, Samsung Exynos, TI OMAP4 right off the bat. At 1280×720 resolution (HD Ready), the HiSilicon K3V2 and its GPU managed to achieve 25 frames per second, with the closest follower being Qualcomm Snapdragon and its Adreno 220 GPU with 18 fps. In the same benchmark, NVIDIA Tegra 3 with its ULP GeForce GPU only managed to reach 12 frames per second.
One of the most impressive sights at the Mobile World Congress was for sure the insanely awesome Huawei Horse, made of hundreds, maybe thousands of real Huawei smartphones (my guess, probably just some bad yields thus recycled for art). The statement I think is that Huawei is now ready to take over the market. They mean business. They are serious about it. They claim to have the fastest Smartphone and Tablet on the market, and they also cover all ranges all the way down to the cheapest lowest end most affordable Smartphone. My take is we all need to pay attention to Huawei. In any ways, this Huawei Horse is awesome. It was an awesome sight during the nights of the MWC, imagine an awesome DJ up high in front of the columns, the castle at the top of the mountain, awesome house music, acrobats, and cool lights lighting up this Huawei Horse, mobile industry insiders networking in front of that. This is awesome.