I’m asking Microsoft Germany’s Windows Product Marketing Manager Boris Schneider-Johne some questions about the status of Windows RT, I also ask about the Android competition, RT vs Pro market share, everything on Windows RT is encrypted, Surface RT is his secondary computer (Photoshop/Ligthroom doesn’t run on RT), how often does RT crash? Connected Standby (gets latest info all the time through Connected Standby API), and I even ask questions which he obviously can’t answer, about Microsoft claiming ownership over Android (announcing certain Microsoft Partner Android companies paying Microsoft a licence for Android) Cheaper Windows RT? $299 instead of $599? 13.3″ RT? 7″ RT? 8″ RT? and the idea of making a Metro UI for Android (he says it can’t work).
Linus Valleij (ST-Ericsson) and Peter De Schrijver (Nvidia) talk about what they are doing at Linaro Connect 2013.
You get the full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience on the 24″ Viewsonic VSD241 1080p display running on a Tegra3 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the 22″ Viewsonic VSD220 1080p display running on the OMAP4430 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9. The price of integrating the ARM SoC with Android is perhaps not much more than selling the touch screen display by itself, and with the HDMI input and USB you can connect any Windows 8 Laptop or Desktop to this screen to thus use the same large touch screen to also use Windows 8.
Nvidia is releaing their quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor, here demonstrating their Chimera camcorder and photography engine that enables fast and easy HDR photography and video recording. They have a special sensor and technology that allows one optical system to record enough range to create HDR video at full 1080p 30fps framerate enabling also HDR photography on all upcoming Tegra4 devices without needing to take more than one picture. Tegra4 can playback 4K video, it has a 72-core GPU enabling advanced graphics and GPU Compute and a lot of other features.
Nvidia implements the 4th revision of the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture for Smartphones and Tablets with Nvidia’s new i500 LTE modem built-in on the die, they expect up to 2x more performance over the Tegra3 with even better battery life. Nvidia’s software defined baseband radio means the same hardware supports LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G, carriers can deploy 3G devices that can support LTE and any future baseband radio systems by simply pushing a software update.
Here’s a bit of real gaming on an Nvidia Shield prototype at Mobile World Congress 2013. This is Nvidia entering the console games market with actual console hardware showcasing their new Tegra4 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with their 72-core GPU! Availability is Q2 2013, they haven’t yet announced the pricing.
Nvidia is building customer a GPU server platform that they call the Nvidia Grid for Cloud Gaming, to deliver advanced game streaming over the Internet. They are partnering with carriers and ISPs to install those Nvidia Grid servers on location near the gamers so that the performance of the streamed games is optimized minimizing the lag.
Nvidia launches the new Tegra4, the cloud computing gaming grid and shows how Tegra is used in a couple of cars.
Nvidia is launching their own portable games console based on their new Nvidia Tegra4. (check back in the days to come for the full extended test and interviews of the Nvidia Shield at the Nvidia booth)
Nvidia launches their new Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 with their new “72-core” GPU an their own new modem. (check back for the proper product demo interviews to be filmed at the Nvidia booth in the days to come)