At Computex 2012, Texas Instruments is showing off the OMAP5 Development Platform, showing its fast GPU performance vs the iPad3, showing its fast web browser performance, showing 1080p 60fps high bitrate video playback and more.
This is TI showing support for the Wi-Fi Alliance's mirroring technology, for users to beam the content on their phones, tablets and laptops to a screen using WiFi.
TI now also shows Dolby Surround support on the OMAP4 platform.
Seshu Madhavapeddy, General Manager, Mobile Devices Business Unit at Texas Instruments at Computex 2012
Seshu Madhavapeddy talks about how Texas Instruments works on their OMAP4 and OMAP5 processors to be in the Galaxy Nexus and in a whole range of other high-end smartphone and tablet devices.
Bernhard Rosenkränzer who is the Android Toolchain expert at Linaro shows how Linaro's version of Android 4.0.4 runs about twice as fast as stock Android 4.0.4 on the TI OMAP4430 Powered Pandaboard.
Noritsuna Imamura Director of the OESF lets me try some of his latest projects which are the headmounted Android on Pandaboard computer system that has augmented reality application that turns real people into shoot them up characters and that allows for brain activity based robot remote-controlling.
http://smartdevices.com.cn is famous for having made the SmartQ tablets over the past 5-6 years, their early tablets were running some type of Windows CE I think, now their latest tablets run on the Texas Instruments OMAP4460 and OMAP4430 processors.
Metaio shows a demo featuring their latest status for augmented reality on the Texas Instruments OMAP4 platform.
InHand releases their new Hydra-T3 ruggedized 7" Pixel Qi tablet. It runs on the Texas Instruments DaVinci DM3730 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 and 800MHz TMS320C64X+™ DSP, up to 1GB DDR2, up to 16GB eMMc Flash, the Pixel Qi LCD screen is the 7" 1024x600 built using a chemically strengthened resistive touch screen layer (I wonder how readable this resistive Pixel Qi implementation is). Having been tested through the military specs MIL-SPEC, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F it can support extreme temperature, fluid contaminates, solar radiation, fungus, immersion, shock and vibration. It uses a 37WHr redundant 3.7V Lithium Polymer battery for up to 10 hours of battery life. It can run Android 2.3, Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows Embedded Compact 6.
This tablet seems to compete with the Orchard Inc Toughlet which is also a ruggedized 7" Pixel Qi tablet for military and industrial use. The military and the industry must be very eager to use the Pixel Qi screen for tablets outdoor readability, low power consumption as soon as possible.
Only today, the Archos 101 G9 Turbo 1.5Ghz is being sold for $259 at http://sellout.woot.com/
It's basically better than the iPad3 and for half the price! Here are some of the reasons I think it's better than the iPad3:
1.5Ghz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 vs 1Ghz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, Kick-stand, HDMI output, full sized USB-host port for 3G/4G/LTE dongle (for now only 3G is on the market for Europe/Asia), that full sized USB host can also be used for USB Keyboards/Mice/Hubs/Hard Drives etc, second USB-host through Micro-USB with adapter, Samba/Upnp file streaming, full codecs up to MKV 1080p high profile full bitrates with up to DTS audio (meaning any video you download from the Internet just works natively), Android Ics Cream Sandwich runs on it and is open unlike iOS (meaning you can install any app you want through any app store you want and customize the OS as you want), the 1280x800 10.1" capacitive screen is decent although the next generation of 10.1" 1920x1200 screens are coming (obviously for more expensive prices), etc.
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