Linaro Engineers present a bunch of optimizations they recently did in Android for ARM. These optimizations are in areas like BIONIC for Cortex C string routines, migrating to GCC 4.9, migrating the external projects to their latest versions, optimizing SQLite, optimizing battery life, also they discuss their progress building Android with CLANG, migrating Android to latest versions and how Linaro is planning to release these optimizations to the Android community through Linaro Android releases and upstream them to respective project repositories.
George Grey, CEO of Linaro, the not-for-profit engineering organization consolidating and optimizing open source Linux software and tools for the ARM architecture, announces that Qualcomm, Mediatek, ZTE, AllWinner and Comcast are joining Linaro to work together on bringing Linux on ARM forward together. They are joining the existing Linaro member companies who are ARM, HiSilicon, Broadcom, Fujitsu, LG, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, AMD, AppliedMicro, Canonical, Cavium, Cisco, Citrix, Enea, Facebook, Freescale, HP, LSI, Marvell, Montavista, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Red Hat and IBM who all are contributing engineers to all be working together to improve Linux on ARM for Mobile, Enterprise (servers), Networking, and now also for Home (Set-top-box) usage with the Internet of Things potentially also to be supported. Linaro just held its Linaro Connect Asia here in Macau this week and I will be posting many videos from there, interviewing Linaro engineers about some of the latest Linux hacking work they are doing to speed up all ARM Powered devices.
One of the most interesting aspects of MHL in my opinion is that MHL enables your Smartphone to run your PC/Desktop/Laptop experience. Now Acer is showing their Acer Extend prototype where it’s an “empty” good looking laptop shell as stylish as an Ultrabook, which only contains the display, battery, keyboard, mousepad and basic MHL support electronics, thus potentially being sold at a very cheap price, then you power that Laptop Dock with your Phone, in the similar way to the Motorola LapDock system of a couple of years ago. MediaTek is showing some Android software optimizations that they are doing to run this setup on their Octa Core MT6592 processor, thus switching the Android UI to a more Laptop-friendly orientation and configuration when the MHL connectivity to the Laptop Dock is triggered. Hopefully that Android 5 will feature optimized MHL functionality also, perhaps even enabling to instantly switch to a full Chrome OS like productivity state when the MHL to Laptop Dock is detected. MHL also demonstrates a couple of important HDMI sticks from Dell and from Roku which feature MHL support, making HDMI Sticks easy to use and clutter-free, automatically powered by the TV itself and running the full Productivity Suite or the Entertainment Functions directly on the HDMI Stick. Now with MHL 3.0, MHL supports up to 600mbit/s on the USB Host direction, something that I have been looking forward to since I started video-blogging about MHL in 2011. The potential here is to accelerate the adoption of ARM Devices for powering productivity.
MHL launches MHL 3.0 with 6gbit/s bandwidth to support 4K 2160p30 video output from a phone, simultaneous up to 40mbitps data channel for USB 2.0 host (for example USB hard drives), new RCP commands, HID support for touchscreens, keyboard and mice, now charging with up to 10W of power, HDCP 2.2, 7.1 surround sound with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, connector agnostic (uses as few as five pins), support for simultaneous up to 4 displays on one MHL 3 output while being backward compatible with MHL 1 and MHL 2. Thus far, more than 200 companies have shipped over 300 MHL compatible devices in phones, tablets, TVs, accessories and more, shipped in more than 400 million devices on the market thus far since MHL 1 launched in 2010.
Marvell Video R&D Software Architecture Team Leader Gaurav Arora talks about how Marvell and Google deliver the ARM Powered Google TV, now renamed Android TV on the dual-core Marvell Armada 1500-Plus, how the extremely popular and successful Chromecast runs on the single-core Marvell Armada 1500-Mini. Marvell also shows their new quad-core Marvell Armada 1500 Pro HD to be released in devices Q2 2014 running Android TV. Google is bringing the TV into the mainline ARM Powered Android releases, that is why they now brand it Android TV. The app package included on Android TV is called the Android TV GMS Package, includes apps like YouTube, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix and everything else optimized for the TV. The apps are designed for a 10-foot experience remote control user interface.
Singda makes an adapter for your television that mirrors the display of your device onto the TV using Miracast technology and can be used with airplay or DLNA. The adapter sells for 20 USD for 500 units. Singda also makes a tablet which can be used as an accessory for the miracast device. The tablet itself has a rockchip processor.
Sindar Digital Technology Co., Limited
Add: 5th,Floor, Chaohui Lou Industry City, BaoAn District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Sunchip shows their latest Rockchip RK2928 single-core Miracast DLNA HDMI Stick. Sunchip sells about 30 thousand RK3188 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 HDMI Sticks every month. You can see my previous videos at the Sunchip HDMI Stick heaquarters in Shenzhen (2, 3, 4)
Smallart shows their latest Set-top-box and Realtek MIPS based Miracast and DLNA dongle. Julia and Jane of http://JARTJ.eu conduct this interview. Buy samples of Julia and Jane’s JARTJ multi-chargers on Amazon, contact to import bulk here.
Measy shows their latest HDMI Sticks with their smart TV dongle dock, doing USB Hub extension, SD card slot, external Wi-Fi antenna, building in the camera in the HDMI Stick, these devices are so awesome!
Filmed at Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013
The name Unuiga means great harmony. The presenter shows Unuiga’s future product road map and shows the potential markets for his different products as well as the value of Unuiga products to Unuiga partners. The presenter shows all the different use cases for Unuiga products. The presenter explains how everything became digital and how everything is becoming smart. Unuiga focuses on smart TV boxes and HDMI sticks. Unuiga also produces products for telecoms as well. Unuiga produces platforms based on Rockchip and Armlogic technology and possibly Samsung or MTK. Unuiga products can also work with other protocols like airplay, miracast, or DLNA. Towards the end the presenter shows a remote control with a keyboard.
Company Name: Great Harmony Electronics Industrial Limited
Factory Name: Shenzhen Ulike Technology Co.,Ltd.
Factory Address: 5F, E Building, Dakan Technology Park, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Web : www.unuiga.com