Wabook shows their newest products, a 13.3″ Macbook Air clone running on the VIA 8850 ARM Cortex-A9 processor to be sold for $82 in bulk and one of the first $32 Allwinner A10S HDMI Sticks I’ve seen shown at a trade show, the A10S is the new customized A10 processor by Allwinner specifically optimized for HDMI Sticks, thus consuming less power and enabling further lowering of the cost.
HiMedia makes some really cool set-top-boxes, until last year they were doing realtek mips based boxes that are quite popular in China and Hong Kong markets, now they are releasing ARM Powered Android set-top-boxes, here launching the HiMedia Q5 based on the HiSilicon Hi3716C ARM Cortex-A9 solution, it’s a single-core 1Ghz with full video codecs support. This box has an awesome range of features including a very impressive HiControl application, similar to wifi mirroring, it lets you use any Android device to remote control your Q5 set-top-box while seeing a real-time screengrab on your Android device while you remote control it. I’ll post a further video-review of this product during the next couple of days, check back.
Here are some of the specs:
– HiSilicon Hi3716C 1GHZ ARM Cortex A9 single-core (Set-top-box optimized SoC)
– 1GB DDR RAM
– 4GB Flash
– Android 4.0.3 ICS
– 33 second bootup time
– own launcher UI with virtual-mouse support on IR remote
– full video playback compatibility claimed (“even better than last year’s Realtek 1185-based media players”), including DTS-HDMA, Dolby TUREHD 7.1 Passthrough, BDMV, BDISO with BD-Lite Navigation menu, Samba, NFS, HLS/HTML5 for IPTV STB mode.
– HiControl App for Android by HiMedia, use any Android smartphone or/and tablet as Touch-screen for the set-top-box and as a Remote-controller. Thus mouse, remote control, and mirrorring-like support of full Android UI. Accelerometer can also be used for games that use it.
– Hishare App for Android by HiMedia, similar to DLNA (or actually using DLNA protocol), stream your pictures, video, audio from your Android phone or tablet to your Himedia Q5 set-top-box over WiFi.
– Apple Airplay compatible, for streaming pictures, video and audio from iPhone/iPad.
Check out these cool looking Android phones based on the pretty powerful MediaTek MT6577 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor being sold on the Shenzhen Huaqiangbei market. Some look like Samsung Galaxy S3, other like the HTC One X, some have original sizes like a 6″ qHD device, you can also get a 7″ MT6575 Tablet for $122.
Oregon Scientific shows their newest Bluetooth wrist watch that connects to Android, iPhones, iPads over bluetooth to send and receive information, this one sounds optimized for sports, fitness and play applications. This video was filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair.
6 months ago, I bought the $174 Zopo ZP100, at that time one of the first MT6575 single-core ARM Cortex-A9 phone on the market. Since then, it got updated to Android 4.0 ICS, here are some of Zopo’s latest MT6577 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 phones now being sold on the Chinese market and worldwide wherever Zopo gets exported.