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Android Things on TechNexion Pico i.MX7D, i.MX6UL and soon i.MX8M

Posted by Charbax – May 20, 2017

Google Android Things launch partner, TechNexion Pico Pi SoM is an ARM Powered Google Android Things IoT development System on Module, the NXP Pico i.MX7D Dual Core ARM Cortex-A7 with ARM Cortex-M4, NXP Pico i.MX6UL and soon also it will be with 64bit i.MX8M Quad Core ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-M4. These TechNexion Android Things System on Modules can dock into a Raspberry Pi form factor for development and expansion of advanced IoT projects using Android Things, you can read more about Android Things at http://iot.google.com and https://developer.android.com/things/hardware/developer-kits.html

you can see the TechNexion Android Things SoM at the Google I/O keynote about Android Things 19 minutes, 50 seconds into the video here:

Toradex at Microsoft Booth with Azure IoT Hub, Windows 10 IoT Core and Windows Embedded Compact

Posted by Charbax – May 19, 2017

At the Microsoft booth, Toradex demonstrated its multiplatform system connected to the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub – the Cloud Parking demo. Toradex System on Modules (SoMs) were employed in the access control, license plate recognition and the payment system, the communication between them made only through the internet, using only the Azure services. Linux, Windows 10 IoT Core, and Windows Embedded Compact are used as Operating Systems on the modules. Additionally, an interesting Toradex showcase included their new Heterogeneous Multicore Low Power demo featuring the Colibri iMX7D based on the NXP i.MX 7 Dual Core SoC.

Hololens at Microsoft Embedded World Booth Tour and Toradex, Azure Windows 10 IoT Core

Posted by Charbax – May 19, 2017

My first time trying on the Microsoft Hololens headmounted augmented reality system running on an Intel cherrytrail system selling at $3000 on the Microsoft store. In this video I walk around the Microsoft booth at Embedded World, checking out some of Microsoft's partners including Microtronics smart bicvcle running Silicon Labs ARM Cortex-M system through Windows Server. This video features Toradex at 4:13 into the video demonstrating its multiplatform system connected to the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub where Linux, Windows 10 IoT Core, and Windows Embedded Compact are used as Operating Systems on the modules featuring Heterogeneous Multicore Low Power Colibri iMX7D based on the NXP i.MX 7 Dual Core SoC.

Android Things (Brillo) explained by Karim Yaghmour and Chris Simmonds at Embedded World

Posted by Charbax – May 9, 2017

Karim Yaghmour (author of Embedded Android: Porting, Extending, and Customizing) and Chris Simmonds (author of Mastering Embedded Linux Programming) talk about the state of Android and Linux in the Embedded World.

Fairphone2 with Ubuntu Touch ported by UBPorts

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

UBports has ported Ubuntu Touch to the Fairphone 2 smartphone. The Fairphone 2 is designed to be ethical, repairable, upgradeable, and controlled by the user. The Fairphone 2 has a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2mp front camera, 8mp back camera, 5" 1080p display, 32GB of storage, 2gb of ram, MicroSD and Micro-USB.

Sentio Superbook Lapdock using DisplayLink

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

Sentio is the new company name making Andromium OS "Android Continuum" and their SuperBook Lapdock project that has collected $2.9 Million on Kickstarter. This DisplayLink Powered Lapdock is a laptop dock that can connect to any Android phone that has USB OTG, it can connect over USB Type C or Micro USB and offers a desktop experience with trackpad and Keyboard. The lapdock relies on Andromium OS to provide this desktop experience. It is not confirmed yet (as far as I know) how many apps will be supported to run as multi-window, they are not changing the Android firmware, they run Andromium OS as just an app. The display is 11.6" (HD or FullHD) and offers 8 hours of battery life. The Price is to be $100 dollars and up after they start shipping to their backers on Kickstarter.

Kid-sized robots by Transcorp for shopping malls

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

Transcorp robots are advanced voice controlled robots. The Transcorp UU robot is capable of talking, dancing, identifying objects, avoiding obstacles, moving on its wheels and making facial expressions. The UU features D smart scene map generation system, smart deep learning engine, robotic situational awareness system, and smart digital programming.

$229 Vivant Android TV Box With TV Tuner

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 3, 2017

The Vivant makes Android TV box called enigma with a TV Tuner. The TV box runs on an Hisilicon Hi3798CV200 quad core A43 processor. The TV box includes USB, ethernet, Microsd, space for hard drives, HDMI, and SPDIF output. The Android TV Box sells for $229 available now. Eventually a successor enigma 2 box will be made.

$55 S905X MXQ Alexa TV Box Speaker by Shiningworth

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 3, 2017

Shiningworth makes several Android TV boxes with voice activation functions. With the voice activation functions information can be found or the TV can be controlled with your voice. There are several models available such as the HF10 is vertically shaped Android TV box with an AmLogic S905X processor.

Yoostar Android TV Boxes

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 3, 2017

Yoostar has several models of Android TV boxes containing from processors from Amlogic and Montage. The TV boxes support H.265 playback and have features such as TV Tuners. The TV boxes are ODM products and can be re-branded for other companies.