Category: Android

$158 A31 9.7″ Retina, $114 A31 8″ 1024×768, $57 iMAPx15 7″ 1024×600 by BoXun

Posted by – March 11, 2013

Here are some very nice valued latest tablets sold on the Shenzhen Huaqiangbei market, featuring the Allwinner A31 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 in 9.7″ Retina IPS for 985rmb ($158), 8″ 1024×768 for 715rmb ($114) and the Infotmic iMAPx15 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 in a 7″ 1024×600 for 360rmb ($57).

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$400 Meizu MX2, 4.4″ 1280×800 Exynos4412

Posted by – March 11, 2013

Here is Meizu’s latest flagship smartphone, running on the Exynos4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and using a new 4.4″ 1280×800 LCD display.

Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android #4 – Using and Customizing the Android Framework

Posted by – March 11, 2013

Here’s the fourth session by Karim Yaghmour on Embedded Android at Linaro Connect 2013. Also watch session 1, session 2 and session 3.

MT6589 E2001 N7300 5.7″ 1280×720 by HL

Posted by – March 11, 2013

Here’s a 5.7″ 720p MT6589 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 phone sold by HL on the Shenzhen Huaqiangbei market for 1150rmb ($185). This may be a “basic” Sharp display, there may be a higher quality IPS LG display phone of the same size available for about 100rmb more on the Huaqiangbei market. Check back in the next few days for more on these phones.

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Letu MT6589 5.5″ 960×540 for $152

Posted by – March 11, 2013

Some of the latest Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 MediaTek MT6589 phones sold in China by Letu.

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Memory Hotplug on Android presented by Zach Pfeffer

Posted by – March 11, 2013

Zach Pfeffer presents the Memory Hotplug on Android at Linaro Connect 2013. Slides are here.

Pipo Max-M9, RK3188 28nm HKMG Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet

Posted by – March 10, 2013

Rockchip RK3188 is arriving on the market! This is the first RK3188 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 28nm HKMG process Tablet that I have yet seen on the Shenzhen Huaqiangbei market. Pipo just released it today on the Chinese Tablet market. You can also watch my RK3188 video interview with Rockchip here. The price thus far is 1200rmb ($193) if you’re in Shenzhen on the Huaqiangbei market there. Pipo plans to release RK3188 with different screen sizes, perhaps 7″, 8″, 9.4″ (first time I see that size) and 9.7″ Retina also.

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Xin Long MT6589 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 4.5″ $151 and 5.3″ $177

Posted by – March 10, 2013

The MediaTek MT6589 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 has arrived! The 4.5″ (I say 4.7″ in the video, but I think it may just be 4.5″, I’ll check again tomorrow) is 940rmb ($151) and the 5.3″ (maybe it’s actually 5.5″) is 1100rmb ($177). Check back in the next days for more details and better videos on all the latest MediaTek MT6589 phones on the Chinese market.

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Zopo Leader Max ZP950H, MediaTek MT6589 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7

Posted by – March 10, 2013

Here is Zopo’s latest flagship smartphone. Sold for 1999rmb ($321) unlocked on the Huaqiangbei Shenzhen electronics market, it features a 5.7″ 1280×720 IPS display, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash, 2500mAh removable battery, dual-sim HSPA+/GSM and MicroSDHC card support. Zopo provides some software support (according to what MediaTek can support), currently running on Android 4.1.2, it also has a community forum (in Chinese) at their website: http://zopomobile.com

I’m currently in Shenzhen filming some videos of the latest devices during these next few days, let me know in the comments if you know of cool devices that I should film here!

iOS and Windows apps to soon run on Android?

Posted by – March 9, 2013

Check out my 41-minute video with Bernhard Rosenkränzer, Android engineer at Linaro, where he explains how iOS, Windows Phone/RT/8 and full Linux apps can soon run on Android. He shows off how GCC/LLVM/Clang now runs on Android, allowing developers to develop and compile code directly on Android. Soon, perhaps as 64bit ARMv8 devices reach the market by next year, developers won’t need an x86 Laptop machine to develop for/on Android. Compile a new Android and reboot into it, all within Android itself. He explains how Google and the open source Android project is using Linaro code to optimize and speed up Android Linux on all ARM devices. Here‘s the video that I filmed last year that got him to win the “Online Superstar” award at Linaro Connect 2013.