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Yota Devices E Ink and LCD dual-mode Android Phone

Posted by – January 10, 2013

Here's the YotaPhone, the first dual-mode Android phone that works on LCD and E Ink at the same time on each side of the phone. Yota has developed a few customizations and a new SDK to either just send screenshots of anything that's on Android over to E Ink or to also enable interactivity on the E Ink side, such as flipping pages with their swipe gestures at the capacitive bottom that is on each side of the device. Expected delivery is to be between Q2 and Q3 2013, Yota Devices is a Russian company but the market for this dual mode E Ink and LCD phone can be worldwide.

Highlights of 2012 on ARMdevices.net

Posted by – December 31, 2012

See also and compare with my Highlights of 2011.

I posted 767 videos from 17 tradeshows, with 6.8 Million views on my YouTube channel (increasing my total YouTube view count to 21.6 Million), thank you for your 8696 comments, 13826 Likes, thank you for reading my blog, watching my videos, commenting, rating, sending news tips and sharing! Thanks to my 12885 followers on Google+! Since August 2011, I post most of my tech opinions on my Google+. Here are some of my Highlights in ARM Powered devices that I blogged on ARMdevices.net in 2012:

January:
ARM Powered Google TV launching at CES 2012!
ST Ericsson U8500 in Smartphones shipping in China
ST Ericsson U8500 runs Ice Cream Sandwich
Marvell Armada 1500, ARM Powered Google TV
Acer Iconia Tab A700, 1920×1200 10.1″ ICS Tegra3 Tablet
Sharp ICC 4K Technology, 1080p to 4K upscaling on 55″ Sharp 4K TV to be released soon
OLPC XO-3 unveiled at CES 2012
Huawei Ascend P1 and P1 S, OMAP4460 1.5Ghz with 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen
LG 55″ OLED TV shown at CES 2012
CES Monorail Google+ Hangout
LG Spectrum, 4.5″ HD IPS display, 1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM8660 LTE
FXI Technologies Cotton Candy, Samsung Exynos 4210 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with a Mali-400
Eken $108 10.1″ and $75 7″ Ice Cream Sandwich Boxchip AllWinner 1.2Ghz ARM Cortex-A8
Toshiba shows 5.1″, 7.7″ and 13.3″ Tablets at CES 2012
Casio GB-6900 G-Shock, Bluetooth 4.0 watch
Canon HF M52, WiFi uploading to YouTube, to your iOS device and even live streaming to Qik!
Robert Scoble at CES 2012
Samsung 70″ 4K2K Quad-HD TV
Always Innovating OMAP4 HDMI Dongle
Qualcomm S4 MSM8960 Tablet Gaming performance
Geniatech shows Ice Cream Sandwich on Set-top-box using AmLogic ARM Cortex-A9
Motorola Kopin Golden-i at the Verizon booth at CES 2012
Sharp ICC 4K Technology, 1080p to 4K upscaling on 55″ Sharp 4K TV to be released soon
E Ink On Every Smart Surface
CES 2012 Monorail Hangout day3
CES 2012 Monorail Hangout day3
Panasonic HC-X900M
Pixel Qi at CES 2012
Phaeton DVIP $200 Android Watch uses MTK6516 with dual-SIM
Freescale i.MX6 Lite Series launched at CES 2012
ViewLink MyVu VizCom Headmounted Android video-streaming system
Rockchip RK2918 for set-top-boxes
Windows RT on OMAP4470 Texas Instruments 1.5Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet
OMAP5 at CES 2012
Samsung 55″ Super OLED at CES 2012
iRiver Kibot, this robot takes care of children
Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7.5 at CES 2012
Lenovo IdeaTab S2110, Android ICS Qualcomm Krait MSM8960 Tablet with Keyboard Dock
Orchard Inc Toughlet, Pixel Qi tablet for commercial ruggedized outdoor use
Status of Ubuntu for ARM Laptops and Servers
ARM quarterly profits up 45% year/year
ARM Powered Sony Google TV NSZ-GS7 launched
Teradici PCoIP, optimized remote desktop on TI’s OMAP4460
CES 2012 Highlights
February:
I was on The White House Google+ Hangout yesterday
Mary Lou Jepsen presents at Google X event: Reading images from your brain’s visual memory
Chrome for Android now released
Google Entertainment System (GES)
Google Wallet should use ARM TrustZone for 100% security
MediaTek MT6575 single-core ARM Cortex-A9 launched!
Archos sells more tablets than Asus and Acer, has Europe’s number one sub-400€ tablet market share
Some of my expectations for Mobile World Congress
University of Art and Design in Geneva at Lift 2012
Anaïs Saint-Jude on the 17th century origins of Information Overload, Twitter, Blogging
Adrianne Jeffries and David Birch on BitCoin, digital worldwide currencies at Lift 2012
Mute Watch at Lift 2012
Xavier Dietlin’s innovative displays for luxury watches
Sony Xperia NXT Series launched at Mobile World Congress 2012
HTC design chief Scott Croyle talks about the HTC One Design
Huawei Ascend D Quad, “World’s Fastest Smartphone”
Huawei MWC 2012 Press Conference (31-minute HD video!)
HiSilicon K3V2 Quad-core 40nm ARM Cortex-A9
LG Optimus Vu vs Samsung Galaxy Note vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Texas Instruments OMAP5430
Recon Head-up Android Display for Ski and Snowboard Goggles
Google Booth at MWC 2012, Archos, Tablets and Phones on Display
Noalia augments the sensitive of the capacitive screen in 3D
Neonode Optical IR Touch Screen technology at Mobile World Congress 2012
ARM TrustZone at Mobile World Congress 2012
Build your own Henri Maillardet Drawing Automaton for $70 with rulers, motors and the Arduino
Panasonic Eluga Power, Qualcomm Krait S4 MSM8960, 5″ 720p LCD screen
Dream Chip xBounds mirroring to their OMAP3 HDMI dongle
Eric Schmidt at Mobile World Congress 2012
Rockchip RK30xx ARM Cortex-A9 announced
Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad-core with Adreno 320
Qualcomm Browser/Desktop Optimizations for Krait!
Windows 8 on ARM Consumer Preview Mobile World Congress 2012 keynote presentation highlights
March:
I’m interviewed on DRadio Wissen, German National Radio
ST-Ericson L9540 1.85Ghz ARM Cortex-A9
Renesas MP5232 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with integrated LTE
VisualOn video playback at Mobile World Congress 2012
Oblong g-speak spatial operating environment
Chips&Media CODA9A0 presents 4K2K video decode for ARM Cortex-A15
Telstar shows $119 3.5″ Retina Display on MSM7227A ARM Cortex-A5
Jig.jp Augmented Reality Glasses at Mobile World Congress 2012
Awesome Huawei Horse sculpture at Mobile World Congress 2012, made of phones
28-minute Cyanogenmod unboxing of Sony Xperia S
Valueplus TizzBird Stick N1
Zeiss Cinemizer OLED Heads-up Display
Usmart shows compact Samsung Hummingbird PCB for cheap/compact Smartphones
Pierre Cardin $130 9.7″ IPS Boxchip Tablet
Shenzhen Wabook shows $93 Rockchip RK2918 Laptop
Huawei eSight Mobile, mobile/tablet app for Network Administrators
Woddon Industrial Limited shows iOS/Android remote controlled Helicopters, Airships and more
Joyplus shows Pixel Qi 10.1″ and 7″ tablets at CeBIT 2012
Sony Xperia S review by Mike Demuth
Gearomat, vending machine based on a web shop application
Appear, Kopin Golden-i Software provider, won 2nd price at CeBIT
ZXD 5″ Smartphone MT6573 $120 (dual-sim, HSPA), MT6575 $130
I’m on the BBC (on YouTube)
ARM Cortex-M0+ announced, to power the Internet of Things
Archos G10 xs, Archos Elements and Arnova 50€ announced
Zenithink ST-Ericsson U8500 3G 7″ 1024×600 Tablet for $150
Grandstream GXP2200, GXP2124, DECT phones announced at CeBIT 2012
April:
Smartphone repair at the Shenzhen Smartphones Market
Huaqiangbei Shenzhen Smartphones Market
Boxchip A13 sub-$55 7″ Capacitive ICS Tablet by www.yooe.com.cn, even cheaper ARM Cortex-A8!
Zopo ZP100 MT6575 4.3″ qHD $174 street price
$63 7″ capacitive Boxchip A10 Tablet
$120 iPad2-clones in Shenzhen China
Tablet Catwalk at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair
$110 7″ Boxchip Laptop (with capacitive screen) by Yones Toptech Co Ltd
$79 Daza Electronics 1024×600 Boxchip Tablet
Hanlin shows unbreakable Flexible E-Ink e-reader!
$60 Apical 5″ capacitive 800×480 Boxchip A10 tablet
smartdevices.com.cn shows OMAP4460 10.1″ and OMAP4430 8″ Tablets at the HKTDC Electronics
Rockchip RK3066 Launched at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
Eken 9.7″ for $130 and 7″ for $64
$49 7″ capacitive Rockchip Rk2906 tablet by Sawink
$85 Boxchip A10 10.1″ Laptop runs ICS now by Sunlike, 4000mAh for $6 more
$142 Galaxy Nexus clone, runs ICS on MT6575, with 4.65″ LCD
$128 RK3066 1280×800 10.1″ ultra-slim and light Dual-Core Cortex-A9 tablet by Alldocube Technology and Science Co Ltd
Dr the Hon Samson Tam Wai-ho, JP, Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council
Hyundai Brilliant H950, 5.2″ MT6575 phone runs Ice Cream Sandwich at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
Video-blogging at the Guangzhou Canton Electronics Fair
Yinlips shows 7″, 5″ and 4.3″ Android game players
$100 10.1″ Boxchip A10 Laptop/Tablet convertible by Kinstone
Pipo shows 10.1″ and 9.7″ RK3066 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 tablets at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
Pixel Qi announces 2048×1536 better-than-iPad3 screen, with 100x lower power consumption
iPhone4-clones on Qualcomm MSM7227 for around $100 in Shenzhen China
Fun things at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair
ICS on 5″ MediaTek MT6575 Dolphin A80 phone
The Shenzhen Speakers Factory
Highlights from my 2 weeks of video-blogging at 4 conferences in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Guangzhou China
May:
Alexander Bard, History, Sociology of Tech at Next Berlin
VIA WonderMedia WM8850, ARM Cortex-A9 in a Tablet
Yuandao Window N90, Rockchip RK3066 Dual-core based
Ramos W17Pro miumiu, AmLogic AML8726-MX Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Mali-400
$55 7″ capacitive Boxchip A13 SMT line, mass producing the Boxchip A13 PCB
$55 AllWinner Boxchip A13 Tablet Factory Tour
Bernhard Rosenkränzer talks Linaro Android Toolchain at Linaro Connect
$74 Boxchip A10 HDMI stick
Paul McKenney of IBM at Linaro Connect
Novacut Video Editor for Ubuntu Linux
David Rusling, Linaro CTO, at Linaro Connect
June:
Linaro improvements to Android 4.0.4 performance on the Pandaboard TI OMAP4430 platform
Android at Linaro, the future, by Zach Pfeffer
Mark Shuttleworth at Linaro Connect
Patrik Klinger Program Manager of the ST-Ericsson Snowball development platform at Linaro Connect
Asus Tablet 600 with Windows 8 RT on ARM Tegra3
Windows 8 RT on the Qualcomm S4 Snadragon development platform
Rob Chandhok, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies talks about the latest ARM Powered software advances
ARM Press Conference at Computex 2012
I’m being interviewed about how I started video-blogging and announcing a new feature for ARMdevices.net
Seshu Madhavapeddy, General Manager, Mobile Devices Business Unit at Texas Instruments at Computex 2012
ARM Servers Keynote: Ian Ferguson and Mark Shuttleworth at Computex 2012
MiTAC GFX ARM Server Launch: Gary Rumney and Ian Ferguson talk about ARM Powered Servers
$44 capacitive Rk2906 ICS tablet by Sawink at Computex 2012
Wexler Flexible E Ink reader
Windows 8 RT on a $68 7″ VIA 8850 ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet by Eken
Texas Instruments shows Wi-Fi Miracast wireless display
OMAP5 demonstrations at Computex 2012
e-Top 3 Technology hacks any R/C Controlled car into a Bluetooth remote car
Nufront at Computex 2012
Geniatech HDMI stick and AmLogic AML8726-MX Dual-core Set-top-box
VIA launches $49 APC, ARM11 computer platform
Ubuntu on Android demonstrated at Computex 2012
Calxeda ARM Powered Server
ARM and AMD partner for TrustZone security and for the future of Heterogeneous Computing
$146 9.7″ Rockchip RK3066 Dual-core from Daza Electronics at Computex 2012
Ice Computer, computer in a module
Geniatech Headquarters in Shenzhen
YF Technology Factory Assembly
YF Technology Factory SMT
Eken Camera Factory Tour
MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC AllWinner A10 HDMI Stick Factory Tour
Entering the JWD Factory
JWD 10.1″ AllWinner Factory Tour
JWD 7″ AllWinner A10 Tablet Factory Tour
Jeff Clavier, Venture Capitalist at LeWeb London 2012
Catmoji.com, Cats on the Internet!!
My Google I/O (June 27-29th) predictions
July:
Neonode to turn OLPC Pixel Qi Laptops into Tablets
FCC does it again, leaks new Archos generation
August:
E Ink buys SiPix Technology
ARM launches Mali-T624, Mali-T628 and Mali-T678 GPU
ARM Mali-T604 in Exynos5 ARM Cortex-A15 reference tablet shown at SIGGRAPH
Archos 101 XS review, Ultrabook-killing machine
Toshiba 4K Video-gaming!
Toshiba 4K Quad-HD 3840×2160 TVs with CEVO Engine upscaling/processing from 55″ to 84″
Panasonic 20″ 4K LCD Monitor at IFA 2012
145″ 8K Plasma by Panasonic shown at IFA 2012
Status of the TV Display industry by Paul Gray, Director of European TV Research for DisplaySearch
September:
E Ink at IFA 2012
$99 3G Allwinner A10 Eken G70 at IFA 2012
$39 AllWinner A13 Tablet (100K bulk) by Hott at IFA 2012
Minix RK3066 HDMI Stick at IFA 2012
LG 84″ 4K UD 3D TV
LG Google TV
Sharp IGZO LCD TFT Technolog
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung ATIV Windows RT Tablet
RFTECH at IFA 2012
Zaidtek at IFA 2012
Sony Xperia Tablet S
Sony 84″ 4K TV KD-84X9005 with 4K X-Reality Pro
ZhongXiang Quad-core Exynos 4412 PCB Design House
HSA Foundation Keynote at IFA 2012
Sony Xperia T
LG L9, OMAP4430 4.7″ Android Phone
Sony PRS-T2 Reader, 6″ with WiFi Evernote/Facebook share
Rockchip’s 28nm HKMG RK31xx processor is sampling
October:
$67 RK3066 7″ $110 10.1″ , $173 9.7″ Retina from Sailing
$145 i.MX6 Quad 10.1″ 1024×600, $155 with 1280×800 from Yamay
$116 13.3″ Allwinner A10 Laptop by Yones Toptech
Ramos Exynos4412 Quad-core, RK3066 Dual-core Retina 9.7″ and Actions ATM7029 Quad-core
$118 MT6577 5″ WVGA, $90 7″ MT6577 WVGA, $130 MT6577 5.3″ qHD by U-Force
Geniatech ATV120, dual-core HDMI Stick
Malata Smartphones at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
$89 13.3″ Laptop on VIA WM8850 ARM Cortex-A9 single-core by Hivision
Archos Gamepad N64 emulation
Rockchip RK2928 and RK2926 launched at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
Archos Gamepad, gameplay demo including the N64/NES emulator
Archos Arnova Familypad
Archos 80 XS and Archos 97 XS
electronicAsia trade show introduction by managing director Ronald Unterburger
Coby Tablets at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
SCT shows DLP pico-projector in MT6577 dual-core phone
Anole Bluetooth sunglasses and secure encrypted bluetooth USB stick
E Ink Android Phone by Onyx International
Hi-802, i.MX6 Quad HDMI Stick
$59 RK3066 HDMI Stick
i.MX6, Exynos4412 Quad-core tablets shown by Dbetter
Onyx Boox Touch Moon Light (i62), Kindle Paperwhite competitor
Skyworth sold 800 thousand of these Rockchip RK2918 Tablets in Indonesia
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! ARM Powered Chromebook launched by Google with Samsung Exynos 5 ARM Cortex-A15 on board, $249!!!
The bunch of Rockchip RK3066/RK2908 HDMI Sticks
SDC Technology shows RK3066, A10/A13, Tablets, Laptops, Set-top-box, HDMI Sticks and more
XBMC, RF remote, display settings on the Hiapad Hi-802 i.MX6 Quad HDMI Stick
Factory Tour: 9.7″ IPS 3G Allwinner A10 Tablet for $152 being assembled by Jia Chuang Bo
Factory Tour: $61 Allwinner A13 9″ Tablet being assembled at Jia Chuang Bo
Exynos4412 Tablet and Smartphone by Zhengdongxing
$46 7″ VIA 8850 ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet by pyd
PCB Design House: Rockchip RK3066/RK2926 at Shenzhen Inpad Digital Technology
Factory Tour: Allwinner A10 PCB SMT line at the Jia Chuang Bo factory
Become a $20/year Member of ARMdevices.net
$271 Zopo ZP900 5.3″ qHD IPS MT6577, $271 Zopo ZP300+ 4.5″ 1280×720 MT6577
MT6577 phones at Huaqiangbei Shenzhen market
Smartphones repair centers at the Huaqiangbei Smartphone market
$2 Tablet cases at the Shenzhen Tablet Market
HiMedia Q5 Smart TV Box, advanced HiSilicon Android Set-top-box
$82 13.3″ VIA 8850 Laptop (Macbook Air clone) and Allwinner A10S HDMI Stick by Wabook
$240 SmartDevices T30 10.1″ 1280×800 OMAP4470, $300 SmartQ U7, SmartQ U7H 7″ with built-in DLP projector
$64 7″ 1024×600 RK3066, $151 9.7″ IPS RK3066 by Sigo
$70 7″ 1024×600 Rockchip RK3066, $46 7″ 800×480 VIA 8850 by Guobangxingye
$81 Nufront NS115 ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-core 7″ 1024×600 IPS Tablet by Xusit
$25 Allwinner A10 HDMI Stick by Ditter
MT6577 phones (Samsung/HTC/Apple clones) by Huida
Oppo Finder, 6.65mm thin Qualcomm 8260 Android phone
Wabook ARM Powered laptops, $71 10.1″ 1024×600, $51 7″ 800×480
Walking through the Smartphone market in Huaqiangbei Shenzhen China
Overview of the latest/best HDMI Sticks and Set-top-boxe out of Shenzhen China
Overview of the latest/best 7″ Tablets out of Shenzhen China
Calxeda ARM Cortex-A57 64bit Server Processor announced
GLOBALFOUNDRIES at ARM Techcon 2012
ARM Keynote: ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-A57 64bit ARMv8 processors launched
AMD makes ARM Cortex-A57 64bit Server Processor

I'll update this post to add my lists of highlights for November-December 2012 in the next couple of days.

Thanks for watching my videos of 2012, Happy New Year!

What Google’s Motorola R&D may be working on…

Posted by – December 22, 2012

The Wall Street Journal has an article out talking about the Google X Phone project and its technical challenges. I think that Google Motorola has a lot of work to do. Here are some of the projects that I expect Google to be investing in at Motorola to move Android forward in terms of R&D hardware spending, how Google may be trying to control and influence worldwide components supply for the next months and years of mobile devices development:

1. Dominate worldwide sub-$100 phone market. Target the sub-$200 Android phone market too. Target all world countries, not just rich countries. This is how Motorola "easily" can get to scale and thus get to control smartphones components supply.

2. Design devices that merge Android with Chrome OS and Google TV. That means re-engineer and re-think Motorola's Laptop Dock, Desktop Dock, Entertainment Dock, when you dock Android 5 thus switches to Chrome OS or Google TV depending on what you want on the external display.

3. Design flexible phones using rubber-like and leather-like materials. As soon as flexible screen suppliers are ready (not just Samsung's flexible AMOLED), have designs ready to use the new form factors.

4. E Ink phones, be it like the Motorola Fone released in 2006 with an E Ink display, the new E Ink phones use Android. Can be E Ink only Android phones and Android phones where just the backside is an E Ink display.

5. Integrate DLP pico projector technologies in new phone concepts that project something like a 20" touch-screen display onto any table. Thus design kick-stands, mirrors, lenses that facilitate that.

6. Google Glass, headmounted computing is going to be the new normal next year. Optimize the Motorola headmounted computer to fit every usage, design it so everyone wants to use them.

7. Wearable computing. Android Bluetooth wrist watches, Bluetooth headsets that merge into clothing for voice calls. Make every user feel like they are James Bond.

8. Mass market White Spaces modems and routers, small and low power enough to be included in every new Android smartphone and tablet. Cheap enough so that every ADSL/Cable/Fiber connection install a White Spaces router to quickly cover the whole world with free wireless broadband for everyone.

9. Mass producing Pixel Qi LCD based smartphones, tablets and laptops, for sunlight readablility and to extend battery life significantly.

10. New $100 ARM Powered Tablets for productivity. New $100 ARM Powered Laptops for productivity. Google and Motorola can take over some of the role of the One Laptop Per Child. These new devices are for the worlds children to use to make the world a better place.

Google Wildfire social media marketing at LeWeb 2012

Posted by – December 7, 2012

Google acquired Wildfire a few months ago. Wildfire is one of the leaders in social media marketing for all the worlds big and small brands. 30 of the world's top-50 brands use wildfire for their social media marketing campaigns. For example when Coca-cola does something on Facebook, there is a good chance that they are using Wildfire's software and solutions.

Archos Gamepad $149/149€ being released now in Europe

Posted by – December 5, 2012

This is the coolest Android tablet for gaming, Archos releases it imminently in Europe for 149€, US availability to be confirmed. Here I'm demonstrating some of the latest advanced Android games called Dead Trigger, Rip Tide and a couple other.

Archos 80 XS, now launched for $199

Posted by – December 5, 2012

Archos launches this new cool 8" 1024x768 Tablet on Rockchip RK3066, super slim and light design, for $199 without the $49 Keyboard Coverboard dock.

Best LeWeb keynotes: Ben Gomes, Google Vice President in charge of the future of Search

Posted by – December 5, 2012

Ben Gomes talks about Google's launch of the Knowledge Graph, implementing artificial intelligence, clever algorithms to analyse the worlds information to display facts on the right side of a growing number of search queries, including voice search used in Google Now.

$149/149€ Archos 80 Cobalt

Posted by – December 4, 2012

Here's Archos new cheaper 8" Rockchip RK3066 1024x768 4:3 tablet with smooth Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, thus being released by Archos in January for $149/149€. Consider that european prices always include about 20% VAT taxes which are never included in US dollar prices thus $1 = 1€.

$299/299€ Arnova FamilyPad launched

Posted by – December 4, 2012

Archos releases the worlds largest tablet at an affordable $299/299€ price. Right now available in Europe for 299€ with the Allwinner A10 processor and with a 1280x800 wide view capacitive screen.

Android 4.1 firmware on Archos 101 XS

Posted by – December 4, 2012

Archos updates the firmware (in the next few days) on their latest high-end $299/299€ Archos 101 XS Tablet to 4.1 Jelly Bean, fully using hardware acceleration, integrating Google's Project Butter, now with Google Now support, Archos also has upgraded some of the web-based meta-data functionalities in their Video Player application, it automatically detects videos that need meta data, posters and fan arts loaded in so that you can have a more interesting way to browse through your movies and tv shows library. This video also features the $49 Keyboard Coverboard Dock and the new $149/149€ dual-25W stereo Archos Speaker Dock.