Allwinner is showing off some of their latest technologies at their CES 2017 showroom. Allwinner claims to have a leading market share of the all-in-one VR market. They are entering the Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatible Smart Speakers market. Allwinner Double OS is being pushed for the affordable 2-in-1 market changing the UI from Tablet mode to Productivity mode. Allwinner partners with Qualcomm for their affordable LTE enabled Tablet range. A64 is being pushed for the Laptop market. The Allwinner R16 with Tina OS powered sweeping robot is sold on the Xiaomi ecosystem. The end of this video also mentions the roadmap where Allwinner will have over 16 new chipsets in 2017 and they are working to introduce a 16nm solution the end of the year.
Samsung releases the nicest ARM Powered Chromebook in the world ($449 at Amazon.com), the Samsung Chromebook Plus is powered by the OP1 ARM Processor optimized for Chromebooks (Rockchip RK3399) dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 Hexacore 64bit with ARM Mali-T860 GPU. This Chromebook is ultra-thin at 14mm, ultra-light at 1.08kg yet runs 10 hours on the battery even with its amazingly nice and bright 3:2 aspect ratio 12.3" 2400x1600 Quad-HD ultra-bright 400nit LCD Display durable with Gorilla Glass 3.
Lenovo presents their second generation X1 Yoga 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet with an impressive Wave Keyboard system that recesses and locks the keyboard when in Tablet Mode. Runs Windows 10 Pro, comes with 14" WQHD OLED (2560 x 1440) or 14" WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440) or 14" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620, Up to 16 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3, from 128GB SSD SATA up to 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2, Up to 16 hours battery life, 720p Webcam, Dockable and rechargeable stylus pen, dTPM 2.0 Touch fingerprint reader, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C, 3x USB 3.0, HDMI, Native RJ45 (through dongle), MicroSD, MicroSIM (if WWAN card Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A is installed), 17.4mm thickness and 1.36kg for OLED version, 17.05mm and 1.42kg for LCD version, available from $1499 in February.
Lenovo launches their 5th Generation Thinkpad Carbon X1 with 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake processor, with carbon-fiber reinforced chassis, lighter at 1.14kg and thinner at 15.95mm, Windows 10 Pro, dual Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C ports (for charging and dongles), 14" FHD or Quad- HD display. Intel HD Graphics 620, 720p webcam, Up to 16GB 1866MHz LPDDR3, Up to 1TB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2, Up to 15.5 hours battery life, dTPM 2.0 Touch fingerprint reader, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Native RJ45 (through dongle), MicroSD, MicroSIM (if WWAN card Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A is installed), it starts at $1349 available in February in Silver and Black. You can read more at: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/think-x1/?IPromoID=LEN586088
Emdoor shows us here their Android laptop with 11.6” 1366x768-pixel display, MT8173 chipset with 2xCortex-A53 and 2xCortex-A72 cores, PowerVR GX6250 GPU, 1/2GB DDR3 RAM, 16-64GB of NAND storage, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, USB Type-C, HDMI port, a hinge that can swivel 270° and a 6-7hour battery life. The optional Remix OS allows one to run PC apps as well.
The projector shown first is Acer's Predator Z850 model, capable of projecting ultra-wide aspect ratio a 120" screen at 47cm distance. Rated for a brightness of 3000 lumen, the 1080p projector features an Ethernet port, USB port, and dual HDMI inputs, as well as three different modes of projection for particular game scenes. Also on display is Acer's Predator gaming line, including a tablet, a phone, desktops, laptops and monitors (with nVidia's G-Sync technology).
The Acer Chromebook 14 ($274 at Amazon) is a Chrome OS device that comes fully finished in metal for around US$300. Equipped with 14" 768p (1366x768) or 1080p (1920x1080) pixel display, dual or quad-core Intel Celeron processors, 4GB RAM, 16/32GB of Flash storage, 2xUSB 3.1 ports, the Chromebook 14 is meant primarily for web usage and light office applications. Claimed battery life is up to 14 hours for the lower-resolution version.
First View is an ODM partner for companies such as Intel and produces ODM designs for ARM processors as well. First View has tablet and convertible reference designs running on Mediatek and Allwinnner processors. First View designs run Remix OS. 7" designs are available for 40 USD MOQ. The 14" Intel notebook design sells for 94 USD MOQ. First view makes security terminals for education market, multi cam Cameras, and sensors for phones for heart and blood pressures.
Microsoft shows Full Windows 10 on ARM, on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820:
we have an x86 Win32 desktop app running transparently with no changes, thanks to the magical emulation technology we've built into Windows 10 on ARM. This is Adobe Photoshop running great on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, we made zero changes to the app, it runs perfectly.
Microsoft says that they will launch this with the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, due to be released in 2017. But here for this demo, they show their full Windows 10 with x86 apps support running smoothly on the currently shipping Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.
It might be that Microsoft and Qualcomm want to have at least the performance of their next generation 835 to be able to offer a satisfactory x86 apps emulation performance.
The first usage case Microsoft aims for is the ARM Powered Laptop.
I think Microsoft should also try to run full Windows 10 with x86 apps emulation "as an app" on not-too-heavily-modified Android, support Android powered full Windows 10 Continuum concept. They can work with Qualcomm and Google on that. Basically dock your Android phone and it should run a full Windows 10 UI with full x86 apps support on the external Lapdock/desktopdock.
Allwinner has developed Double OS together with the Phoenix OS team, to provide one UI optimized for keyboard/mouse in productivity mode and another stock Android UI for touch-screen use. You can watch my video showcasing the rest of the latest Allwinner powered devices on the market here