Onyx showing their new e-readers line called Boox. The new Boox readers come in different screen sizes. One of them has 6.8″ e-ink display with 1440 x 1080 resolution, is powered by Freescale i.MX6 and runs Android 4.0. Another one has a 9.7″ e-ink display with 1200 x 825 resolution that runs Android 4.0.
Onyx International shows the first ARM Cortex-A9 Android 4.0 E Ink e-reader in the world at their Shenzhen R&D Headquarter. Onyx is able to do custom designs for Android based e-readers, engineering new features, designing new devices, enabling E Ink alternatives to Amazon Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Providing the fastest yet Android support on E Ink. Watch in this video filmed at the Onyx Headquarters in Shenzhen China, how the Onyx teams of engineers do their innovative work.
Check me on the Android Central show showing off my samples of some of the latest cheapest Android phones out of China. My range of latest phones include MediaTek MT6572 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 (512MB RAM) phones at $55 4″ (2G iPhone 5S style), $58 4″ 3G, $65 (3G SGS4-Mini style), $72 (3G SGS4 style), Spreadtrum 2G based at $36 4″ (2G Nokia windows phone style), $43 5.3″ (2G Note3 style), my Onyx E43 E Ink Android phone and Onyx Freescale iMX6 Solo Lite Android 4.0 E Ink E-reader.
Anyone else in the Silicon Valley would like to check out these devices? Let me know! I’ll be video-blogging at the ARM Techcon and Linaro Connect at the Santa Clara Convention Center during these next 4 days, then to spend another 6 days in San Francisco. I would like to visit the Twit Cottage next Sunday and I hope someone at Google invites me to their Mountain View headquarters!
Onyx International CEO present their now more finalized ready to ship Android E Ink Phone, the Boox E43, to be shipped to customers before Christmas, Onyx International is also the first to show Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite single-core ARM Cortex-A9 running in an E Ink e-reader. Onyx specializes also in providing Android based E-Book content sources integrated on the e-reader, integrating e-book content stores and more through using Android.
Contact Onyx International (please only for serious buyers/importers worldwide):
Onyx International Inc.
Onyx International is reaching a fully stable Android on E Ink state, here showcasing their latest 6″ capacitive Android e-reader as well as their 4.3″ capacitive Android E Ink phone. The Android E Ink phone’s touch panel is still being finalized, I am borrowing the Android E Ink phone for the next 2-3 days, let me know what I should test and show on it. I’ll try to compare it with other LCD and AMOLED smartphones in direct and indirect sunlight if the weather permits here in Taipei. Onyx’s 6″ E Ink e-reader is quite stable, they still want to improve some of the Android UI for E Ink e-readers, but now it’s already stable. I am also borrowing their Android E-reader for 2-3 days, let me know what I should test on it, I’ll compare it with the Kindle Paperwhite.
6 months ago, I filmed Onyx showing the first Android E Ink e-reader prototype. Now Onyx International shows their new 4.3″ E Ink Android phone with a front light. Onyx also shows their first 6″ Android based E Ink e-reader also with a front light. Onyx is thus now fully focusing on Android on E Ink, for Android E Ink phones and Android E Ink e-readers. Check back soon at http://ARMdevices.net for more news from Onyx on their latest and upcoming Android E Ink devices!
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013
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Onyx releases their new 1024×768 6″ HD E Ink e-reader with their own front light technology. They say it’s better than Nook Glowlight but they haven’t yet been able to compare with the Kindle Paperwhite. It runs Onyx own advanced embedded Linux OS for E In e-readers on the Freescale i.MX508, that Onyx has been developing for years now with multiple generations of touch-screen based e-readers that they have been releasing these past years with advanced features like annotations, highlights, scribbling and more.
This is awesome. Check out this sunlight readable Android phone with a 1-week battery life (not 1-month as said in the video). It’s E Ink! E Ink Android smartphone prototype! As you can see in my half-hour long interview with E Ink at IFA last month, E Ink is preparing their smartphone-sized plastics based unbreakable screens to be used on the back of smartphones. Here’s an awesome-looking sub-100gr (maybe it’s only 70 grams! I’m getting a weight confirmation imminently, check back) E Ink smartphone. Check it out, the UI is usable on this E Ink phone even though the Android UI used is optimized for LCD, it doesn’t take much for Google and others to re-optimize Android for E Ink use! Something to do with requiring the least possible UI refreshes to add/change on-screen info. The battery life is roughly ONE WEEK not one month as is said at the end of the video. I guess it depends how much you refresh infos, load data and make phone calls with it, though the screen basically always stays on, potentially always displaying relevant info all the time. It’s running on an ARM Cortex-A5 processor, maybe the Qualcomm MSM7227A, to be confirmed.