Category: Android

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Linaro CEO George Grey at Linaro Connect Budapest 2017

Posted by Charbax – April 11, 2017

Linaro CEO George Grey interview on the last day of the Linaro Connect in Budapest 2017, talking about Google joining Linaro as a club member, some of the latest developments at Linaro, the high amount of contributions from Linaro into Linux and open source, IoT, Servers, Mobile, Networking, Kernel, Gateways, Set-top-boxes, Smart TVs, Android, and a lot more. Other new Linaro members are HXT a joint venture between Qualcomm and the CHinese Government, Fujitsu with their new ARM Powered Supercomupter. You can watch George Grey's opening keynote at Linaro Connect Budapest 2017 here.

World’s best device: Samsung Chromebook Plus review after 1 month use

Posted by Charbax – April 9, 2017

My impressions on the coolest ARM Powered Laptop yet, the Samsung Chromebook Plus ($419 top selling 2-in-1 on Amazon.com) that features a Rockchip OP1 dual ARM Cortex-A72 with quad ARM Cortex-A53, ARM Mali-T860MP4 GPU. The performance is great on this device, with the firmware updates from Google also speeding things up regularly, this device is amazingly cool and aweome. But in this video I mention a few things I am hoping Google can improve in the software, mostly to do with improving the Android apps for productivity, I'd like a 4K video editor that works and that is hardware accelerated, I think that Google needs to help PowerDirector and Kinemaster get hardware acceleration and 4K video editing support on this device. Even better perhaps would be if Google could contact the Lumafusion developers and support them to port their 4K60 video editor to Android and optimized for the OP1 processor. Other missing apps in the Google Play store are Microsoft Office, Popcorn time, I don't want to be setting my Chromebook in Developer mode just to sideload apps that may not even be optimized for the Chromebook yet. Photo editors such as GIMP on Android, Adobe Photoshop need to get supported. Few more other productivity apps for developers, creatives, professionals and students I think need to get ported to this Chromebook Android device. Then Google also needs to improve the features of the stylus touch pen on this device, I'd like the stylus shortcuts and gestures allow to do productive work and study such as annotation collaboration, screen region selector saves to JPG to use as thumbnails in YouTube. In terms of the hardware, I am only hoping to be able to prove that USB Type-C SD card adapter to a USB3 Hard drive file transfers are fully fast enough (as fast as on any Intel Windows machine, hopefully), and also I hope to be able to prove that Wi-Fi performance is just as fast and reliable as with any other laptop. Except the missing backlight on the keyboard and the slightly smaller keyboard than full size, otherwise I think this laptop hardware is pretty much near perfect. It is now my main laptop, I just wish that I could do 4K60 video editing in a good Android video editing app, that the Android and the Chrome OS part get better integrated, for example when I save files in Android apps I want to be able to easily get access and upload these files from the Chrome OS Chrome Browser. I'll be posting more videos about my Samsung Chromebook Plus in the weeks and months ahead as I expect that it will get better with Google's full support. Samsung really needs to soon start selling it in Europe!

Lode Matebot and ZERO Robots and UAV Drone SDK

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 8, 2017

Lode Matebot robot is a cat shaped robot designed as a personal assistant that can speak Chinese but it can potentially also run Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. They also have a humanoir robot named ZERO. The matebot robot movements can be controlled using a smartphone. Each of eyes is an individual display. The Matebot Robot can dance and play music. Voice control can be used with any Android voice control system such as Amazon alexa and Google Voice. The robots sells for about $290-500 in China the price can be about 200€. The runs on Allwinner A33. Lode also makes a drone which can be used as an sdk for drone development.

ezTalks Onion 1080p video conferencing

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 8, 2017

ezTalks Onion is a 1080p all-in-one device with hdmi, ethernet, with a 1080p camera with 120° wide angle lens, dual microphone and a loudspeaker. It can be put on the top of any TV or PC monitor, users can quickly start or join a video conference. Selling at about $1299 retail, distributors can contact for discounted prices depending on quantity. The cameras can be remotely controlled for surveillance.

Distributors can contact ezTalks here:
sales@eztalks.com
+1 (888) 567-8889

Grandstream SIP VOIP, GXV Android Video Phones, GWN7610 Access Point, GWN7000 Router and more

Posted by Charbax – March 31, 2017

Grandstream Networks has been providing some of the best value SIP Voice-over-IP phone devices since 2002, popular with businesses, call centers and more. Some of the products that Grandstream is showing in this video is their UCM IP PBX, GVC Video Conferencing System. GXV IP Android Video Phones, GXP1600 Basic IP Phones, GXP1700, GXP2100 SIP Phones and their new GWN7610 Wireless Access Point and GWN7000 Enterprise Gigabit Router. You can see some of my previous Grandstream videos that I have posted in 2006, 2007 and 2012

Android Bathroom Smart Mirror by Mues-tec Owatis InnovativTV

Posted by Charbax – March 28, 2017

Mues-tec is showing their Android Smart Touch Screen Mirror for the bathroom, IP rated 65, safe for the bathroom, 1080P Full HD Display, fully mirrored. With a built-in 1080p camera that can be used with facial recognition applications to display customized features depending on who is using the bathroom, built-in speakers, microphone for voice activated applications such as "OK Google", a built-in motion detection sensor activates the Smart Mirror only when entering the room and automatically switches it off when nobody is there. Useful Android Apps can be downloaded from Google Play store such as Weather Apps, Traffic Apps, Weight Monitoring Apps (when connected to a Smart Weight Scale), Baby Monitoring App, Smart Toothbrush App to display tooth brushing statistics for each user.

Distributors can contact Mues-Tec here directly:
v.thur@mues-tec.de
Tel: +49 (0)6648-9167563

96Boards MediaTek X20 Pro development board by ArcherMind

Posted by Charbax – March 25, 2017

ArcherMind presents the MediaTek X20 Pro 96Boards development board featuring the MediaTek X20 10-core heterogeneous processor, Tri-Cluster dual ARM Cortex-A72, octa ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-T880 GPU and MediaTek's multimedia support. The MediaTek X20 Pro development board also features 3G/4G LTE support, 2k LCM or two 1080P LCM,13M+13M dual camera you can read more about it here. This video also features ArcherMind's Mstar Altra enterprise edition 96Boards based on Mstar MSD6A838 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 featuring Mstar 4K M-Genuine Video Engine which supports MEMC, HDR, De-noise, color enhance and etc.

Yang Zhang, Director of 96Boards and Robert Wolff, Host of 96Boards Open Hours

Posted by Charbax – March 25, 2017

Yang Zhang is the Director of Linaro's http://96boards.org with Robert Wolff host of http://96boards.org/openhours talk about the status of the 40+ 96Boards that are in development, the 96Boards standard and latest news, IoT boards, extended boards, Enterprise boards and what may happen in the future.

Qualcomm Snapdragon at Embedded World 2017

Posted by Charbax – March 20, 2017

The Qualcomm Snapdragon platform is originally designed for mobile, but now can be embedded into Interactive kiosks, Digital signage, Robotics, High-tech toys, in flight entertainment, medical imaging and all kinds of ideas for any advanced IoT. Qualcomm positions their Snapdragon processors for Embedded to provide a superior performance, low power consumption and integrated connectivity to make devices more aware, connected, intelligent and interactive. The Snapdragon platform offers development kits, single-board computers and scaling up to customer solutions, integration services and production-ready, customizable System-on-Modules (SOMs). At Embedded World 2017, Qualcomm talks about Snapdragon 410E, Snapdragon 600E and also talks about the upcoming 820 series for embedded all with long term support (at least until 2025) to provide their maximum performance. With many projects to be born out of the Dragonboard 410c and showing off other solutions such as the Geniatech Developer Board 4, the small Geniatech DB4x 410 based module, the Altierre Systems powered embedded vision real-time synchronized multi-camera 130-degree panorama 4K system that is in the Panacast 2, eInfoChips eragon 820, Inforce, Kiteboard Snapdragon 410 board with a LTE sim card slot and more. All these Qualcomm Snapdragon based Embedded products can support multiple operating systems Android, Linux thanks to the availability of the open source Freedreno GPU driver and Windows 10 support also.

NXP i.MX8, ARM Cortex-A72, ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-M4

Posted by Charbax – March 18, 2017

NXP i.MX 8 series of applications processors is a feature and performance scalable multicore platform that includes single-, dual- and quad-core families based on the ARM Cortex-A72, ARM Cortex-A53, ARM Cortex-A35 and ARM Cortex-M4 based solutions with advanced graphics, imaging, machine vision, audio, voice, video and safety critical applications also including its Vivante GC7000LiteXS/VX GPU. NXP i.MX8 supports Android, Linux, FreeRTOS, QNX, Green Hills, Dornerworks XEN and more with 10-year long term support for the chip provided by NXP.