Category: Samsung

Samsung Booth Tour with my 12-year old cousin

Posted by – January 28, 2015

Samsung Gear VR 360-degree panoramic video with Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, 4K TVs, curved, straight, Samsung washing machines and more.

superMHL 8K 120fps, USB Type-C, 40W, more bandwidth

Posted by – January 20, 2015

The MHL Consortium has outdone itself with their latest technology mega specification, now perhaps setting the spec at a very future proof level (shall we say at least until 2020?), supporting up to 8K at 120fps, with up to 40W for power charge, delivering higher resolution, faster frame rates, support for the upcoming USB Type-C (dual side reversible) connector for up to 8K 60fps output from a phone (wow wow!). For the first time, MHL also introduces a new superMHL connector for 8K TVs (as in the first 8K TV from Samsung shown at CES). The SuperMHL spec is for mobile devices, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray players, Audio/video recorders, HDMI sticks and other source devices to TVs and monitors, as SuperMHL should be included in most future FHD/4K/8K TVs, PC Monitors, MHL has shipped in over 750 Million devices thus far. The new SuperMHL spec is also offering wider color gamut, deeper colors (to reduce color banding), high dynamic range (HDR) supported through signaling and through higher bandwidth.

IoT (Internet of Things) Panel Discussion hosted by IDTechEx

Posted by – January 6, 2015

Interactive panel discussion on the Internet of Things with panelists including Sony, Samsung, AT&T, Ericsson and the IPSO Alliance. Hosted by Dr Harry Zervos of IDTechEx, and given as part of the IDTechEx event Internet of Things Applications held in Santa Clara on November 20 2014.

Charbax on Camel in Marrakech Desert

Posted by – December 10, 2014

I take the Camel across the desert outside of Marrakech Morocco, here are two video samples filmed in 4K using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Powered by MHL 3

4K sample filmed with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 outputting 4K using MHL 3

Posted by – December 4, 2014

This video was filmed using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that records 4K video, this is the built-in 4K encode at 50mbitps, using the built-in microphone. Perhaps there is some good Bluetooth Microphone system that could be used for lapel-microphone and for handheld microphone, perhaps also a good shotgun microphone. Let me know in the comments if you know any good of these that could be used with 4K smartphones to record highest quality audio. I also would like to upgrade my camera on the steadicam to 4K, I like the idea of perhaps trying out the Samsung NX1 that can encode 4K in H265 at 40mbitps, or perhaps I'll wait for some other high performance 4K H265 camera, the idea being for the 4K footage to be compressed well enough in the camera so that the videos can be uploaded to YouTube directly. It seems though that http://youtube.com/editor doesn't support 4K rendering yet (meaning that when someone tries to join/split 4K videos with YouTube editor, it outputs only a 1080p maximum file? Can someone please report this to Google? Otherwise perhaps there would be a camera to offer native 4K H265 in-camera basic join/split editing, perhaps even also with support to automatically add intros, outros, overlay transparent watermark branding (even animated watermark branding). Dual SD card recording for backup (when SD cards break, which has happened too often for me).

650 million MHL devices shipped. MHL 3 delivers 4K to tens of millions of consumers

Posted by – December 1, 2014

More than 650 million MHL products have shipped worldwide since the first MHL products were released in 2011 (as I filmed my first MHL video in 2011). The global MHL ecosystem includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more. A steady stream of MHL 3.0 mobile devices that output 4K Ultra HD video have been released this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3, and ZTE nubia Z7, along with MHL 3.0 4K Ultra HD displays from Samsung and Sony. 4K is rapidly growing in popularity and, with these MHL 3.0 smartphones, consumers can capture brilliant photos and videos and then enjoy them in full 4K Ultra HD quality on their new big screen 4K TV. In part thanks to MHL and thanks to the newest ARM Processors from Qualcomm and others, already now there are tens of millions of consumers with 4K Camcorders and 4K video players directly within their smartphone in their pocket!

Exynos 5260 Hexa Core in Ramos X80 and S97

Posted by – October 19, 2014

Ramos shows the first Exynos5260 Hexa Core (two ARM Cortex-A15 and four ARM Cortex-A7) Tablet Ramos X80 for $160 (in bulk), with more than 10hr battery life on 8" FHD, 3G option, they have blue, yellow and black. 9.7" S97 Exynos5260 Hexa Core to be on the market by the end of November. $170 Ramos K100 is MT6592 10.1" FHD. Ramos sells their brand in China and most of their overseas sales are with OEM brand partners. Ramos works a lot with Intel doing a 7" with 4500mAh, supports Windows or Android sold at $80 (probably with Intel's subsidies). Ramos sells more than 100 thousand tablets per month. Also see my Tour at the Ramos Headquarters and PCB Design House in Shenzhen

You can contact Ramos here (please only contact if you're a potential serious distributor):
Shenzhen Ramos Digital Technology, Co. Ltd.
Shelly Zhao, Over Seas Sales Dept, Senior Sales Manager
shelly@ramos.com.cn
Mobile: +86 13632698278
Phone: +86 755 33331009
http://www.ramos.com.cn

Linaro: User space perf counters, ARMv7 and ARMv8

Posted by – September 20, 2014

Direct access to perf counters for Networking/ODP domain really helps to budgeting lower CPU cycles to Benchmark Data Plane. Demo shows POC about Accessing Perf counters with Perf syscall Vs Direct access of perf counters from Userspace. Implementation has been shown for ArmV7 ( Arndale ) Board and ArmV8 ( Juno ) Board. Yogesh Tillu, Linaro/Cavium Engineer has demoed 1st cut implementation of concept.

Samsung Gear Fit SDK Kit for developers

Posted by – September 11, 2014

Samsung Gear Fit is a fitness band from Samsung. The Gear Fit needs to be connected to a Samsung smartphone to exchange information. This fitness band has tracking capabilities and also a heart rate sensor which can tell whats your current heart rate. It also has GPS capability for tracking location. Gear Fit has a low power and low-end CPU. It runs a Samsung's custom wearable OS which isn't based in Android neither Tizen. Samsung has released the Gear Fit SDK for developers. The SDK comes with an emulator that animates what you can do with the device and emulates your custom built apps.

Ramos Headquarters Tour in Shenzhen

Posted by – July 27, 2014

Tour at the Ramos offices in Shenzhen Hi-Tech Park area. Here they have their engineers, sales, marketing and management departments, while their factory is at another part of Shenzhen (at which I may film later). Ramos shows their Exynos5260 Hexacore based tablet, as well as some MediaTek and Intel based tablets.