As Rockchip is ramping up the output of their new RK3288 processor, this is the official presentation video for the Rockchip RK3288 processor. Some of the advantages highlighted are 10-second boot time, Fast app loading, Multi-window UI, Fast Web browsing, up to 2560×1600 display, H265 4K playback, 4K HDMI2.0 at 60fps, Turstzone PlayReady HDCP Widevine DRM, Dolby audio, 13 Megapixel back camera and some of the Mali-T764 GPU features such as Transaction Elimination, Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression, ARM Frame Buffer Compression, Stereoscopic 3D Game Driver and the POP-Star Searching Entertainment Engine. You can read more about it at http://www.rock-chips.com/a/en/products/RK32_Series/2014/0504/484.html and you can watch all the RK3288 videos that I posted thus far at http://armdevices.net/?s=RK3288
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Rockchip shows Android 5.0 Lollipop running on their RK3288 Quad core ARM Cortex-A17 with Mali-T764, here’s Rockchip’s press release about Android 5.0 on RK3288 (English version using Google translate). This may be an early test version of the new Android 5.0 on RK3288, I do not know how long it may take before Rockchip will be ready to update Lollipop to RK3288 devices on the market. I also expect that the work to update to Android 5 may be somewhat different on the Tablet and on the Set-top-box bringing real Android TV 5.0 to the RK3288 Android Set-top-box market!
- Rockchip To Offer Android 5.0 To Partners (mikecanex.wordpress.com)
Potentially released as soon as next month by Lenovo, Digitimes reports that Lenovo and Asus are preparing to release $149 Chromebooks based on the Rockchip RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 with Mali-T764. The rumored screen size is 11.6″ according to Digitimes.
To be seen if those include 2GB or 4GB RAM. I think 4GB RAM would be nice, even if that adds a few $ to BOM cost. Perhaps they can just let consumers choose to double RAM to 4GB if they just pay $10 or $20 more. I think it would also be nice if they also provide a larger $169 13.3″ skew. Both with 1366×768 matte displays would be good I think. At least one, or multiple SD card slots for storage, HDMI output, at least 2 USB3 would be nice.
I think if the performance is smooth, if the keyboard/mousepad/display qualities are great, if the designs by Lenovo and Asus are classy “like a Macbook Air” and not purposefully cheap looking, the RK3288 Chromebooks may become more popular than RK3288 in Android Tablets, and Chrome OS on RK3288 Set-top-boxes may also be more popular than RK3288 Android Set-top-boxes. If priced right, and if mass produced at absolute maximum capacity by brands like Lenovo and Asus, I think this could potentially become one of the most popular laptops in the world, potentially overtaking Wintel laptops faster than anyone can imagine.
- Asustek and Lenovo prep $149 Chromebooks – report (kitguru.net)
- Expect Lenovo & ASUS to launch $149 Chromebooks early in 2015 (HEXUS.net)
- Brace yourselves: $149 Chromebooks are coming (techreport.com)
- Asus and Lenovo Set to Release $149 Chromebooks: Report (techpp.com)
Weibu is a PCB Design House, usually they mostly worked on designing x86 dektop motherboards using Intel x86 and AMD x86, but now with Intel making ARM in the Rockchip XMM6321, Weibu now also works on this ARM PCB design, to be used in very cheap 7″ 3-G connected Android tablets to be sold around the world. Take a tour here in their design house.
Intel is making their first Dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 processor with Rockchip called the Rockchip XMM6321 highly integrated 2-chip with baseband/RF/analog/GPS/WiFi/Bluetooth in the second chip, with an ARM Mali-400 GPU, targetted at sub-$40 3G-enabled Phablets, manufactured at TSMC (because the Intel Fab doesn’t manufacture 28nm anymore) and designed by the team coming from Intel’s Infineon ARM baseband group, here the Rockchip XMM6321 is being launched at the Skyth-Tek PCB Design House in Shenzhen China. Where they are now launching mass production of these Intel/Rockchip $40 ARM Phablets together with the ODM Firstview. You can read the press release about XMM6321 here.
I have been predicting that this moment would happen for years. The next step is for Intel to also manufacture some high-end ARM Processors for Rockchip in their own 14nm Fab.
The Android Phablet market is growing very rapidly, the extremely affordable Phablet may become the first or main device that a Billion people use to access the Internet, as the potential market growth for the low-cost Android Phablet is so huge, especially in developing countries, it’s only normal that Intel must try to be a part of that market by letting their Infineon baseband division release this ARM Processor and to do it in partnership with Rockchip, as Rockchip has experience over the past 3-4 years of the explosive Tablet market growth in powering millions of affordable ARM Powered devices for the international mass market.
You can contact the Skyth-Tek PCB Design House here:
Shenzhen TianheZhiyuan Science and Technology Co,. Ltd.
Xiaolei Pan, Executive Vice President
Mobile: +86 13331161930
Mobile: +86 13811171762
Phone: +86 755 26076961
Phone: +86 755 26073311
Phone: +86 755 26073322
Sunchip presents their latest Rockchip RK3288 HDMI Stick, Allwinner A80 Set-top-box, AmLogic S812 Set-top-box and more. Minimum orders are 500. Android 5.0 Lollipop and Chrome OS are going to be supported on most of these boxes too.
You can contact Sunchip here:
Shenzhen Sunchip Technology Co., Ltd
Kobe Chen, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 13751103656
Phone: +86 755 26733959
Holawin shows some of their cheapest tablets on sale, with the Rockchip RK2926 single-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Mali400 and 1080p video playback selling at only $25.5 for 10K orders, and the MediaTek MT8127 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 3G tablet with Mali450 selling at $33 for 1K order. Holawin also shows a special car charger, smartwatches and fitness bands. Holawin can produce 90 thousand tablets per month in their factory.
You can contact Holawin here:
Holawin Technology (HK) Limited
Shenzhen Holawin Technology Co,.Ltd
Lynn Cui, Sales Director
Mobile: +86 13632728865
Phone: +86 755 23948062 Ext: 802
ACT is one of the first factories to be starting mass production of the new $30 Smartphone on Dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 with 3G Infineon baseband made by Rockchip and Intel at TSMC. ACT Industrial makes about 10 thousand tablets per day, they can ramp that up as they plan to start the Rockchip XMM6321 entry-level Smartphone production here in the next week.
You can contact ACT here (please only contact them if you’re a distributor):
Shenzhen ACT Industrial Co, Ltd.
Zhao Jing, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 13798379551
Phone: +86 755 25552808 ext: 8633
Mobile: +86 13502857439
Phone: +86 755 25552808 ext: 8111
Pipo shows their latest RK3288 tablets including the new Pipo P1+ with thinner lighter Retina iPad Air display and more compact form factor with 9,800mAh battery and MHL for 4K output and UltraStick for optional 3G/4G support. Pipo also shows their new 11.6″ FHD Tablet. Pipo also shows their new glasses free 3D Tablet with a quite amazing system that follows your eyes using the front facing camera to adjust the glasses free 3D effect to however far one person is looking at it when it’s displaying 3D content. They also have 4G LTE on 10.1″ MediaTek MT6592+MT6290 dual chip LTE. Pipo also shows some Marvell PXA1L88 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 LTE Phablets at 7″ and 6″ size. Then Pipo does Intel 7″, 8″, 8.9″ and 10.1″ running Windows 8.
- The “Air” Version: Pipo P1+ Announced (mikecanex.wordpress.com)