Category: Android

TI DLP Pico Projectors at CES 2015, ultra-mobile and immersive computing

Posted by – January 24, 2015

Frank Moizio, manager of the TI DLP Pico business unit, demonstrates new end products incorporating DLP Pico technology which enable a broad range of bright, efficient HD projection display applications from compact form factors, including screenless TV, immersive computing, embedded pico projection and ultra-mobile HD projectors. DLP Pico technology is supported by a robust third party ecosystem to help developers speed time to market. You can visit http://www.ti.com/dlparm to learn more.

Android 5.0 Lollipop on Allwinner A33/A83T/A80, Allwinner A64 ARMv8 64bit at sub-$5

Posted by – January 21, 2015

Allwinner is one of the fastest vendor to support Android 5.0 Lollipop, having an engineering team dedicated to updating to the new version as soon as Google releases it. Allwinner H3 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 for entry-level OTT boxes, Allwinner H8 octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 for higher end Set-top-boxes and Allwinner A80 octa-core big,LITTLE ARM Cortex-A15/A7 is the top high end Allwinner chip for the Set-top-box market. Then Allwinner lauches the Allwinner A64, an entry-level ARMv8 64bit Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with 4K H265 decode, to be available in big bulks soon to device makers at a sub-$5 price point: http://www.allwinnertech.com/plus/view.php?aid=527

superMHL 8K 120fps, USB Type-C, 40W, more bandwidth

Posted by – January 20, 2015

The MHL Consortium has outdone itself with their latest technology mega specification, now perhaps setting the spec at a very future proof level (shall we say at least until 2020?), supporting up to 8K at 120fps, with up to 40W for power charge, delivering higher resolution, faster frame rates, support for the upcoming USB Type-C (dual side reversible) connector for up to 8K 60fps output from a phone (wow wow!). For the first time, MHL also introduces a new superMHL connector for 8K TVs (as in the first 8K TV from Samsung shown at CES). The SuperMHL spec is for mobile devices, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray players, Audio/video recorders, HDMI sticks and other source devices to TVs and monitors, as SuperMHL should be included in most future FHD/4K/8K TVs, PC Monitors, MHL has shipped in over 750 Million devices thus far. The new SuperMHL spec is also offering wider color gamut, deeper colors (to reduce color banding), high dynamic range (HDR) supported through signaling and through higher bandwidth.

YoBox labels: Personal RFID/NFC/QR-code Storage Management

Posted by – January 18, 2015

YoBox labels help organize ones personal storage (now on Kickstarter!). Each YoBox label is uniquely numbered with NFC and QR code. Users take pictures or/and write keywords to describe everything that is stored in each storage box. YoBox labels are color coded to help easily identify each box in the storage room. The idea is to never go through endless boxes to find something in ones personal storage again! This is industrial strength personal storage management on mobile, the YoBox app is compatible with both Android and iOS. Battery free, RFID-enabled YoBox label can be read by NFC reader built into many Android smartphones. For iPhones and other phones not yet equipped with NFC, users can scan the QR code on the YoBox label to retrieve the info.

Read more about it on Kickstarter campaign still going on for 12 more days!

Nvidia shows fastest most accurate ARM Powered speech recognition

Posted by – January 17, 2015

Professor at Carnegie Mellon shows how Nvidia is using the Kepler GPU in Nvidia Tegra K1 to accelerate the offline accelerated voice recognition feature. The use is for faster, smoother speech recognition in the car.

Newest Konka 4K TVs, they make 8 million TVs per year

Posted by – January 14, 2015

Konka shows their newest 4K TVs, glasses free TVs, they have luxury 4K 55" for $1800, they also sell a much cheaper half-priced 4K TV. 65" Curved 4K for $5000. Curved OLED. All of Konka's 4K TVs now ship with HDMI 2.0, using an Mstar processor inside they run Android Smart TV UI.

Archos 50 Diamond Lollipop on Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by – January 13, 2015

At $199/199€ with 5" FHD, runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 which Archos says is about 25% more performance than an Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 smartphone. It has LTE dual-sim, NFC, MicroSD, 2GB RAM, removable 2700mAh battery. Archos also shows their 69€ Windows Phone, 119€ MT6582 Archos 50b Platinum, Archos 101 Oxygen with FHD 10.1" aluminium casing on RK3288 with 7000mAh at 199€. Archos 101 Platinum 10.1" HD and their 7" Windows Intel Tablet at 119€.

Enplug Digital Signage Software

Posted by – January 13, 2015

Enplug, winner of CES's ShowStoppers Startup Competition, is the developer of the first public computing platform. Enplug's software turns any display into a public computer, enabling businesses to seamlessly engage with their audience. Businesses with displays of all sizes use Enplug to show interactive and live social media feeds, news, games, and many other apps developed by third-parties. Enplug wants to partner with display and set-top box makers to have its software pre-loaded for free and revenue-share with the hardware maker. It is looking for other display and set-top box makers to work with you can contact them here by phone: +1-855-536-7584 or email: Hello@enplug.com

Netronix shows 13.3″ flexible E Ink digitizer sub-400gr i.MX6 Solo Lite Android note taker

Posted by – January 8, 2015

The coolest product in the world is back, this time by Netronix, it's their ultimate E Ink device, it has better specs than last year's 13.3" Sony E-reader device as it runs a faster i.MX6 Solo Lite Android platform, and it can be sold significantly cheaper than the $1000 Sony device. Netronix is right now looking for distributors around the world and they are still optimizing the weight and performance just a little bit more before releasing this ultimate note taking and document collaboration device. Hopefully it won't be long and the ultimate Android APK for document notes real-time and deferred collaboration will be available, one that lets groups of lawyers collaborate on annotating a same court document, on that lets several students and teachers easily annotate and read large learning documents, one that easily enables note taking and stylus based creativity on top of text, in a connected way, as a side-kick to Laptop productivity. When this device is sold to mass markets below $500, even massively mass produced and sold below $300, things will change. For that E Ink also needs to drastically lower the price of the display, hopefully some big orders come in from Governments and from massively courageous brands who are ready to bring it to all people!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Smartphone and Tablet Development Platform reference designs

Posted by – January 5, 2015

6" 2K OLED, Octa-core 64bit quad-A57 quad-A53, fingerprint, 13megapixel camera, it's a special development phone for developers to optimize their apps for 64bit big.LITTLE ARM by Qualcomm, with Snapdragon 810 devices to be available soon (check back for more on Snapdragon 810 soon), Qualcomm also has a reference Snapdragon 810 Tablet with a 4K display, with 4 speakers, 9 microphones, ultrasound, HDMI, USB3, dual-3D infrared gesture cam for 3D scanning, first mobile device with DDR4 ultra high speed RAM memory. This is the Snapdragon 810 Mobile Development Platform for $999. You can read more about the 810 Smartphone and Tablet development platform here: https://developer.qualcomm.com/mdp-810-tablet-mdp-810-smartphone