Category: OS

$100 Pipo X7 Intel Mini PC

Posted by – April 18, 2015

Pipo shows their X7 TV Box which they say is getting a lot of traction at the moment, from people who want a cheap Intel x86 based desktop. It uses the Intel Atom Z3736F processor with 2GB RAM runs Windows 8.1. It is selling for about $100 in China as the retail price. The price exported to other countries may be a bit different. Pipo founder Ben Lai tried to do this project 15 years ago, but the hardware was too expensive costing more than $200-$300, now he says that the ecosystem is better for this product to become popular. They are considering to dual-boot Android or perhaps ship it running Chrome OS, as the Windows licence is about $25.

You can read more about it at http://pipo.com.cn/product.php?id=157

$149 Hisense RK3288 Chromebook Hands-on Multi-Tab Web Browsing Test

Posted by – April 15, 2015

Here's some Web browsing and keyboard typing speed/accuracy test, I load a few random websites on the press room wifi featuring some smooth two-finger scrolling and clicking (consider trade show's thousands of people creating a bit of interference affecting the speed maybe a bit). The Hisense RK3288 Chromebook is one of the world's best value laptops at $149 I think, with I think the best mousepad among the $149 RK3288 Chromebooks (requires least/best pressure to click it seems) and the exterior design of the Hisense with some kind of granular texture I think is the nicest to handle and hold. But the Haier has a preferable matte display compared to the glossy display that I have seen on all the other RK3288 Chromebooks. While the idea of 4GB RAM may sound appealing, even if that increases the price by something like $20 (if they make such 4GB options available), maybe one can also consider that RAM usage on this RK3288 Chromebook, and RAM usage on Chrome OS in general, may be something that Google and Rockchip have been tweaking and optimizing alot, and it's something that is always improving with the automatic and regular software updates that we can expect to be sent out by Google to these. Please understand that I do not believe in running certain browser benchmarks to measure the usability/speed and performance of real user web browsing. To do an optimal benchmark, someone with high-speed cameras should measure how long it takes certain novice and advanced users to do a whole range of things on the web. To me the performance seems extremely good and satisfactory. But of course I would like to have one of these and to be able to use them as my main laptop, to see if it feels like the 32bit RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core can power all my web browsing needs! Imagine a smooth enough performance already achieve, how extra smooth the performance may be when Rockchip releases perhaps a next generation Chromebook optimized 64bit processor! Using the newly announced ARM Cortex-A72 perhaps! Check back also for my tests of the RK3288 Chromebooks by Asus and Haier.

Rockchip RK3288 Chromebooks $149 Hisense, Haier and $169 Asus

Posted by – April 15, 2015

Rockchip shows their super cool new $149 Chrome OS Chromebooks on their RK3288 quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 with ARM Mali-T764 GPU. The performance seems very smooth (see my other separate Hands-on Multi-Tab Web Browsing Test videos with each of the Chromebooks). Rockchip has been working for more than the past year with Google's Chrome OS team to optimize and deliver an experience for Chrome OS on their RK3288 platform, stable enough for now launching massive mass productions with Hisense, Haier and Asus through big Laptop factories in Taiwan and China. They would like to see big volumes shipped, possibly more than 10 million units shipped, now available for pre-order the Haier RK3288 Chromebook for $149 at Amazon and the Hisense RK3288 Chromebook for $149 at Walmart

ALi M3733 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with DVB-T2 Tuner shown by UyeSee

Posted by – April 9, 2015

UyeSee shows their new platform based on the ALi M3733 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 SoC with DVB-T2 Tuner. The price will be competitive. Running Android 4.4 for now with a custom UI. UyeSee will be showing their latest Set-top-box devices at the HK Fair.

You can contact UyeSee here:
inquiry@uyesee.com
http://uyesee.com

Intel x3 Sofia platform with ARM Mali400/450/720 GPU

Posted by – April 7, 2015

After spending Billions of dollars in the past year to buy market share in the tablet market, Intel’s mobile division reported an operating loss of $4.21 billion for 2014, Intel subsidized Shenzhen tablet design houses and factories, they probably want to stop that very expensive subsidy by trying to convince the design houses and factories to use Intel's next generation x86 platform which Intel may claim to not be requiring subsidies to buy market share anymore. Previously code-named Sofia, Intel's x3 platform is a two chip 3G solution using ARM Mali-400MP4 GPU in the Intel x3 C3130 dual-core, ARM Mali-450MP4 GPU in the quad-core Intel x3-C3230RK (marketed/designed with Rockchip) and 4G LTE with the ARM Mali-760MP2 GPU in the quad-core Intel x3 C3440. Will Intel manage to price their next generation x86 at MediaTek-like levels and will they really be able to keep design houses and factories interested if they stop subsidizing them, if they stop dumping the price and giving away their CPUs for free, giving factories PCB designs for free (reference design based), PCB and tablet productions subsidized, marketing subsidized, software development subsidized and etc? What is Intel's real potential market share in tablets and smartphones when they stop this subsidy? And why doesn't Intel just make more ARM devices in and out of their Fab like they did the Intel/Rockchip XMM6321 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 that I filmed here: http://armdevices.net/?s=XMM6321

Epudo Tablet Factory Tour

Posted by – April 7, 2015

Tour at the Epudo Tablet Factory in Dongguan China, with 300 workers making Tablets with Allwinner A33 and A83T in different sizes but mostly making Mp4 players on the day I was there.

You can contact Epudo here:
Epudo(DongGuan)Digtal Technology Co.,Ltd.
Tel:+86-755-23957462 23957383
Tel:+86-769-82085660 82085220 82085669
Sales@epudo.com
http://epudo.com

Epudo Latest Allwinner Tablets

Posted by – April 7, 2015

Epudo shows their latest Allwinner based tablets in 7", 9" with A83T Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7, 9" A33, where Allwinner A33 Tablets are only $1 more than the dual-core A23 which makes the A33 the most popular Allwinner Tablet SoC at the moment.

You can contact Epudo here:
Epudo(DongGuan)Digtal Technology Co.,Ltd.
Tel:+86-755-23957462 23957383
Tel:+86-769-82085660 82085220 82085669
Sales@epudo.com
http://epudo.com

$45 UyeSee Hisilicon 3798M S1000 4K QuadCore Android TV Box

Posted by – April 7, 2015

UyeSee's HiSilicon 3798M Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 based entry-level 4K capable Android Set-top-box with advanced multimedia playback. The price for mass orders can be delivered at below $45.

Specs:
- QuadCore ARM Cortex A7, 1.5GHz.
- QuadCore GPU Mali450,OpenGL ES2.0/1.1/1.0/ Open VG1.1, EGL
- USB3.0
- SECURE BOOT
- Video:
- H.265 MainProfile@L5.0 High-Tie
- H.264 BP/MP/HP@Level 5.0
- Full HD 3D MVC ,navigation
- MPEG1/MPEG2 SP@ML,MP@HL/MPEG4 SP@L0-3,ASP@L0-5,GMC/MPEG4 SHORT
- AVS@6.0,AVS-P16(AVS+)
- VP6/8
- 4K/2K Decoding
- HD AUDIO:DOLBY DTS

You can contact UyeSee here:
inquiry@uyesee.com
http://uyesee.com

Flyshark POS mobile for payments, with Magnetic, IC Credit Card Reader and NFC

Posted by – April 6, 2015

For the payments processing market, for small stores, guest houses, restaurants, any merchants receiving payments can use this POS phone. Flyshark Fleet Technology Co.,LTD has developed a POS smartphone, they claim that this is the first mobile POS phone model with PCI Security Standard, suitable for super market cashier; delivery courier; traveler; financial services, can support Magnetic Card Reader; IC Card Reader; Contactless Card Reader, supports Security standards PBOC/EMVL1&L2; PCI Standard; POS terminal security certificate. The phone features 5" display running on the MediaTek MT6582, 2GB RAM and 16GB Flash, 5.0M front/13.0M rear camera, android 4.4. The secure payments part runs on a Freescale K21 Kinetis ARM Cortex-M4 supporting Magnetic card reader: Integrated triple track (track 1, 2, 3), Contactless EMV, Dual PSAMs card and IC card reader: EMV L1 & L2.

You can contact Flyshark here:
Ms Mary, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 13714507573
Phone: +86 755 89485250
Email: sales@flyshark.mobi; manager@flyshark.mobi
WhatsApp: +86 13714507573
Facebook: Flyshark.ilepo@gmail.com
http://www.flyshark.mobi

HDMI 1080p Recording on UyeSee Mstar9180 T4000 4K Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9 Android TV Box

Posted by – April 1, 2015

UyeSee shows their new Mstar9180 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 based Android Set-top-box with 1080p Video recording function from any HDMI source. It can playback H265 in 4K at 30fps and all other codecs also including BDISO.

Specs:
- QuadCore A9 Cortex A9 1.5GHz.
- Mali450 4P 3D GPU
- HEVC
-4K@30FPS.
- Great performance for video and audio decoding
- HD audio Support
- HDMI in Recording in 1080p resolution with different resolution
- TimeShift 
-Scheduled Recording 
-USB3.0/5G WIFI/BLUETOOTH 4.0 
- BDISO, Navigation Menu.

To know more: http://www.uyesee.com
Business inquiry: inquiry@uyesee.com