Does Intel prepare to announce that they are making an ARM Processor? Did Intel phone Microsoft to ask them to rename Windows 8 on ARM to Windows RT to try to keep consumers away from ARM Powered Windows Desktops/Laptops? Which Desktop apps are going to work on Windows RT and is Intel in any way involved in deciding what gets to run on Windows RT?
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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.
Pixel Qi has a bunch of customers doing tablets and laptops for Military and Industrial use such as the Orchard Inc Toughblet and the InHand Hydra T3 but they are not yet able to announce big orders from some of the major consumer oriented tablet makers. I’m hoping for the Google Nexus Tablet or the next Kindle to use Pixel Qi, but for any eventual announcements on that we’ll have to wait further.
Here’s a tablet with a $8 option to include DVB-T or ISDBT, the ICS Telechips TCC8923 tablet costs $70 in bulk without the digital TV option.
Rovi acquired Sonic Solutions which owned DivX, they are now launching DivX Plus Streaming as a platform for multi-bitrate, multi-resolution, smooth adaptive variable bitrate video streaming for video-on-demand services around the world. DivX Plus Streaming is supported on a range of ARM Processors for example the Freescale i.MX6 supports it.
I’m being interviewed about how I started video-blogging and announcing a new feature for ARMdevices.net
Here’s a 15 minute interview of me filmed by the Novacut guys using multiple high quality DSLR camera angles (you can watch it in 1080p!). I’m showing off some of the latest gadgets that I found in Shenzhen, I talk about why and how I video-blog from all the worlds consumer electronics trade shows since 2004, and I announce my next big feature on ARMdevices.net which is a $20/year Membership system to get access to buy all the best gadgets that I find at the trade shows all over the world, sourcing directly from the factories in Shenzhen and to get access to scans or pictures of the business cards of the people/distributors/suppliers that I video-interview (great for the buyers from around the world watching my videos and interested in having the best contact informations to the companies that I film). Look forward to the $20/year ARMdevices.net Membership system to be launched here in the days to come if I can find enough time to set it up while video-blogging here at Computex until June 10th.
Graham Budd, Chief Operating Officer and Simon Segars, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Processor and Physical IP Division talk about the status of the ARM ecosystem and industry.
Theo Valich talks about his latest leak of Intel’s 2013/2014 Haswell processor specs, yup, Intel’s answer to the ARM threat is to crank up power consumption to 160W and 190 Amps he talks about his opinions on the industry, ARM vs Intel vs AMD etc.
Rob Chandhok, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies talks about the latest ARM Powered software advances
Qualcomm is doing huge work optimizing Linux and Windows on their S3 and S4 processors, trying to get as much performance out of the hardware as possible. Rob Chandhok is in charge of software at Qualcomm and in this video he talks about some of the software challenges that Qualcomm is working on to optimize software on their processors.
This demo of Windows 8 RT on Qualcomm S4 seems to be very smooth. There are a few bugs here or there, but overall, it looks quite smooth to me. I think Windows 8 on ARM is going to be more popular than Windows 8 on x86, yet I think that Android will remain far more popular than all forms of Windows.