Category: Android

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.

Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android #3 – Native Android user-space

Posted by – March 7, 2013

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

Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android #2 – Working with the AOSP

Posted by – March 6, 2013

Presented by Karim Yaghmour, CEO of Opersys Inc.

While Android has been created for mobile devices — phones first and now tablets — it can, nonetheless, be used as the basis of any touch-screen system, whether it be mobile or not. Essentially, Android is a custom-built embedded Linux distribution with a very elaborate and rich set of user-space abstractions, APIs, services and virtual machine. This four-part workshop is aimed at embedded developers wanting to build touch-based embedded systems using Android. It will cover Android from the ground up, enabling developers to get a firm hold on the components that make up Android and how they need to be adapted to an embedded system.

Specifically, Karim tarts by introducing Android’s overall architecture and then proceeds to peel Android’s layer one-by-one. First, he covers the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the open source project under which Android’s source code is released. He then digs into the native Android user-space, Android’s power tools, and covers how hardware support is implemented in Android. Given that Android is built on top of Linux, he also goes over some embedded Linux tricks and sees how the kernel is modified to support the Android user-space. In addition, he looks at the System Server, the Android Framework and core Android applications, and how to customize them.

John Stultz and Greg Kroah-Hartman talk Android Kernel Upstreaming to the Linux Kernel

Posted by – March 6, 2013

John Stultz of Linaro and Greg Kroah-Hartman talk about Linaro’s Android Kernel Upstreaming to the Linux Kernel.

Greg Kroah-Hartman at Linaro Connect 2013

Posted by – March 6, 2013

Greg Kroah-Hartman of the Linux Foundation, Maintainer of the Linux Stable releases, talks about what he is doing at Linaro Connect 2013.

Linus Valleij and Peter De Schrijver at Linaro Connect 2013

Posted by – March 6, 2013

Linus Valleij (ST-Ericsson) and Peter De Schrijver (Nvidia) talk about what they are doing at Linaro Connect 2013.

Karim Yaghmour Presents Embedded Android #1 – Android Internals

Posted by – March 4, 2013

Karim Yaghmour – CEO – Opersys inc. http://opersys.com

While Android has been created for mobile devices — phones first and now tablets — it can, nonetheless, be used as the basis of any touch-screen system, whether it be mobile or not. Essentially, Android is a custom-built embedded Linux distribution with a very elaborate and rich set of user-space abstractions, APIs, services and virtual machine. This four-part workshop is aimed at embedded developers wanting to build touch-based embedded systems using Android. It covers Android from the ground up, enabling developers to get a firm hold on the components that make up Android and how they need to be adapted to an embedded system.

Specifically, Karim starts by introducing Android’s overall architecture and then proceeds to peel Android’s layer one-by-one. First, he covers the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the open source project under which Android’s source code is released. He then digs into the native Android user-space, Android’s power tools, and covers how hardware support is implemented in Android. Given that Android is built on top of Linux, he also goes over some embedded Linux tricks and sees how the kernel is modified to support the Android user-space. In addition, he looks at the System Server, the Android Framework and core Android applications, and how to customize them.

Check back for part 2, 3 and 4 to be filmed and posted once a day over the next 3 days, while I am video-blogging here at the Linaro Connect conference.

Fujitsu Arrows X, 4.7″ 1080p 16.3 megapixel camera

Posted by – March 4, 2013

Qualcomm 1.7Ghz Quad-core built-in.