Category: Android

Maliang Learning Robot, Quran Player, and Smart Pens

Posted by – December 17, 2014

Maliang makes the Marbo learning robot which is a toy robot controlled by a android device. The learning robot uses voice control for its operation and responds when you talk to it. Maliang also makes pens that interact with reading books. Maliang also makes a portable device which has contains to Quran on it. Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014

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ADSC 10″ Rockchip Android Laptop

Posted by – December 17, 2014

ADSC makes a 10″ reference tablet with either Rockchip or Intel Baytrail CPUS with either Windows or Android. The reference tablet/laptop convertible features a detachable keyboard.

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Mantis Vision MV4D 3D engine in Google Project Tango

Posted by – December 12, 2014

This is possibly the future of Android. Mantis Vision shows their amazing technology creating 3D from cameras with infrared beam/sensors in real-time using the Nvidia Tegra K1 powered Project Tango based tablet as Google’s development platform. Mantis Vision is changing the way the world creates, uses, and experiences in 3D. Imagine transforming everything you film with your smartphone into a 3D model and adding it all in real-time to a user-generated streetview of the world indoor and outdoor. Mantis Vision provides the 3D sensing platform, consisting of flash projector hardware components and Mantis Vision’s core MV4D technology which includes structured light-based depth sensing algorithms, bringing this amazing technology to the mass market. Through Project Tango, can be used for indoor navigation, augmented reality, indoor position estimation and more.

Charbax on Camel in Marrakech Desert

Posted by – December 10, 2014

I take the Camel across the desert outside of Marrakech Morocco, here are two video samples filmed in 4K using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Powered by MHL 3

64bit AppliedMicro X-C1 Dev Board for 64bit Android and ARM Server Development available now

Posted by – December 4, 2014

World’s first 64bit ARMv8 development board (you can order it here: https://www.apm.com/products/data-center/x-gene-family/x-c1-development-kits/) based on the Octa Core X-Gene 2.4Ghz running in SMP mode available for anyone to buy today. It’s built for Servers, supports 64bit Android development, featured in the HP Moonshot ARM Server product. Designed for cloud computing and next-generation data centers, featuring custom high-performance ARMv8 cores, AppliedMicro X-Gene is the first to couple an advanced 64-bit ARM architecture with unique network and storage offload engines, as well as integrated Ethernet. The highly integrated, purpose-built X-Gene solution delivers the highest performance and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for private cloud, public cloud, and enterprise applications.

4K sample filmed with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 outputting 4K using MHL 3

Posted by – December 4, 2014

This video was filmed using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that records 4K video, this is the built-in 4K encode at 50mbitps, using the built-in microphone. Perhaps there is some good Bluetooth Microphone system that could be used for lapel-microphone and for handheld microphone, perhaps also a good shotgun microphone. Let me know in the comments if you know any good of these that could be used with 4K smartphones to record highest quality audio. I also would like to upgrade my camera on the steadicam to 4K, I like the idea of perhaps trying out the Samsung NX1 that can encode 4K in H265 at 40mbitps, or perhaps I’ll wait for some other high performance 4K H265 camera, the idea being for the 4K footage to be compressed well enough in the camera so that the videos can be uploaded to YouTube directly. It seems though that http://youtube.com/editor doesn’t support 4K rendering yet (meaning that when someone tries to join/split 4K videos with YouTube editor, it outputs only a 1080p maximum file? Can someone please report this to Google? Otherwise perhaps there would be a camera to offer native 4K H265 in-camera basic join/split editing, perhaps even also with support to automatically add intros, outros, overlay transparent watermark branding (even animated watermark branding). Dual SD card recording for backup (when SD cards break, which has happened too often for me).

Android 5.0 Lollipop Android TV UI on Allwinner A80 Octa-core big.LITTLE ARM Cortex-A15/7

Posted by – December 2, 2014

This is a preview release of Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the powerful 8-core A80 TV box showing off some games running on the 64-core PowerVR G6230 GPU, the Android TV Remote Control app controlling the A80 TV box from any Android device, Google Cast casting YouTube video to the screen which means it becomes a Chromecast receiver and the Enhanced Google Voice Search using microphone, which are just some of the advantages of Google’s Android TV UI for Android 5.0 Lollipop. I especially think that the most important thing about Android TV is Google’s support, them pushing for more gamepad controlled games, more TV-centric entertainment apps for streaming more video-on-demand, and an overall improvement of Android for TV usage. Support for Android TV UI on Android 5.0 I think can accelerate the success of the Android Set-top-box market.

Current A80 TV box hardware specs:
8-core ARM A7/A15 CPU
64-core PowerVR Rogue GPU
2GB DDR3
16/32GB EMMC
SPDIF out, CVBS in, HDMI out, DC power in, LAN Ethernet in, SATA (optional)
WiFi Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4

650 million MHL devices shipped. MHL 3 delivers 4K to tens of millions of consumers

Posted by – December 1, 2014

More than 650 million MHL products have shipped worldwide since the first MHL products were released in 2011 (as I filmed my first MHL video in 2011). The global MHL ecosystem includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more. A steady stream of MHL 3.0 mobile devices that output 4K Ultra HD video have been released this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3, and ZTE nubia Z7, along with MHL 3.0 4K Ultra HD displays from Samsung and Sony. 4K is rapidly growing in popularity and, with these MHL 3.0 smartphones, consumers can capture brilliant photos and videos and then enjoy them in full 4K Ultra HD quality on their new big screen 4K TV. In part thanks to MHL and thanks to the newest ARM Processors from Qualcomm and others, already now there are tens of millions of consumers with 4K Camcorders and 4K video players directly within their smartphone in their pocket!

Allwinner A80, A83T and A33 run Android 5.0 Lollipop

Posted by – December 1, 2014

Allwinner is about to release their software updates to Allwinner A80, A83T and A33 Tablets running the new Android 5.0 Lollipop. Android 5 will first be released for Allwinner A33 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Tablets this month, followed by A83T Octa Core ARM Cortex-A7 and A80 Octa Core ARM Cortex-A15/A7. Here’s a video showing Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Allwinner A80 based Onda V989 tablet (2):

$99 MeLE X1000 4K: Realtek 1195 4K Cortex-A7 2.5” HDD Android Media Player

Posted by – November 28, 2014

The first android media player based on ARM SoC from Realtek. It inherits legacy of powerful multimedia decode capability, NFS, SAMBA, and NAS from Realtek’s MIPS based SoC. Both 4K H.264 and H.265 supported, 2.5’’ SATA HDD up to 3TB. It supports most of the popular video and audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS MA 7.1 surrounding sound.

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