Category: Qualcomm

Runbo X5, rugged Android smartphone with walkie-talkie and waterproof

Posted by – April 16, 2012

Based on the Qualcomm MSM7227T.

ZIVI shows Smartphone Motherboards

Posted by – April 15, 2012

Ochang.cn Tablets at the Huaqiangbei Shenzhen Electronics Market

Posted by – April 13, 2012

Here’s a look at a booth selling tablets at the Huaqiangbei Shenzhen Electronics Market.

ZTE Tania and ZTE Orbit

Posted by – March 12, 2012

These are probably some of the cheapest Windows Phone devices to be released on the market. They are waiting for the Tango version of the Windows Phone software before releasing these.

Sony Xperia S review by Mike Demuth

Posted by – March 9, 2012

Mike Demuth @aeqx is one of the worlds top Sony fanboys, admin on the top Sony Ericsson forum (now discontinued) of se-world.info. He provides a review of this new latest high-end Sony Android Smartphone the Sony Xperia S at CeBIT 2012 in Hanover.

28-minute Cyanogenmod unboxing of Sony Xperia S

Posted by – March 6, 2012

The most technical and awesome unboxing of the new Sony Xperia S (some blogs seem to say it’s currently one of the best smartphones on the market) is done by Diogo Ferreira, one of the leaders of Cyanogenmod alternative/optimized Android development for improved Android firmwares on the Sony Android platform.

Telstar shows $119 3.5″ Retina Display on MSM7227A ARM Cortex-A5

Posted by – March 6, 2012

Telstar is showing a 3.5″ Retina Display and 4.3″ WVGA to be sold for $119 with a minimum order quantity of 1000 units, using the Qualcomm MSM7227A ARM Cortex-A5 (the 4.3″ may have the MSM7227 ARM11, to be confirmed).


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Windows 8 on ARM Consumer Preview Mobile World Congress 2012 keynote presentation highlights

Posted by – February 29, 2012

Here’s my 21-minute highlights video of the Windows 8 on ARM “Consumer Preview” event keynote at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

After the presentation, I was able to ask a few questions to Steven Synofsky and Michael Anguilo, here are some of those replies that I got:

– Desktop apps on Windows Store and Windows Store for ARM: They’ll clarify it to my email later. Steve Synofsky says it’s clear in the blog post. Windows Store is for Metro apps but there is a “parallel thing” (paraphrasing) for Desktop apps, the whole Third Party Desktop Apps for Windows 8 are not to be previewed on the Consumer Preview release yet.

– Multi-booting other OS when secure boot is in use. Steve Synofsky says that is up to the OEM. Secure Boot is a feature Microsoft provides as an option. The whole point of Secure Boot is that people cannot just “boot stuff from their garage”. But he did not seem to dismiss that OEMs can dual-boot for example Android or Ubuntu on the same device.

He didn’t say if Microsoft plans to do backroom deals with manufacturers to force them only to load Windows 8 and nothing else on devices or not, I guess not, but you never know… Maybe they do not apply “rebates” for OEMs that make things a bit “too open”, does that make any sense?

– Windows 8 remains just TI, Qualcomm, Nvidia business for now on ARM, as with Windows Phone, Microsoft limits the number of ARM Partners that can fully hardware accelerate their software platform for now. I think a lot of the other ARM chip providers are in discussions with Microsoft to see when they can also support their software. My guess is Microsoft wants a very high performance for the first supported ARM SoCs, that is why it only is being demonstrated on TI OMAP4470, Nvidia Tegra3 and Qualcomm Krait MSM8960 for now.

If I do get in contact with someone from Microsoft over email to get clarifications for Windows on ARM, please let me know in the comments what type of questions remain to be answered.

Qualcomm Browser/Desktop Optimizations for Krait!

Posted by – February 29, 2012

Sy Choudhury, Director of Product Management of the Web Technologies at Qualcomm talks about the hardware and software optimizations that Qualcomm is working on to make full desktop sized web browsing and other Desktop style features as smooth on their upcoming Krait platform as on any Intel Atom or other x86 processor platform for ARM Laptops, ARM Desktops, ARM Convertibles and ARM Smartphones and Tablets with Desktop and Laptop Docks! Qualcomm is pushing for the full software optimizations for the full HTML5 support and they are pushing for new HTML5 specs to more rapidly improve the features of ARM Powered Productivity oriented use of devices.

Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad-core with Adreno 320

Posted by – February 29, 2012

Qualcomm shows their newest Quad-core APQ8064 28nm processor with their new Adreno 320 GPU, here they are showing their design for Asynchronous power. They have also announced the MSM8960 Pro with that same Adreno 320 GPU.