ARM launches the Mali-T622 GPU for ARM Cortex-A12 devices to be released to the market starting in 2014, enabling advanced GPU features for the next mid-range smartphones, including GPU Compute, Renderscript, Open CL, Open GL3 and more. ARM Mali-T622 is 1-2 cores, while Mali-T624 is 1-4 cores and Mali-T628 is 1-8 cores, positioning it for mid-range devices of next year.
ARM is launching the ARM Mali-V500 video encode/decode IP solution for the new ARM Cortex-A12 with Mali-T622 targetted at the mid-range smartphones reaching the market by the end of 2014. The performance is upwards 120fps 4K video encode and decode. HEVC/VP9 may be available already when combining the GPU compute capabilities of the Mali-T622 or other latest Mali graphics cores that support GPU compute.
ARM is taking over the whole Point-of-sale market, providing systems for touch screen based point-of-sale.
Forzen shows their whole range of latest tablets at Computex.
Onyx International is reaching a fully stable Android on E Ink state, here showcasing their latest 6″ capacitive Android e-reader as well as their 4.3″ capacitive Android E Ink phone. The Android E Ink phone’s touch panel is still being finalized, I am borrowing the Android E Ink phone for the next 2-3 days, let me know what I should test and show on it. I’ll try to compare it with other LCD and AMOLED smartphones in direct and indirect sunlight if the weather permits here in Taipei. Onyx’s 6″ E Ink e-reader is quite stable, they still want to improve some of the Android UI for E Ink e-readers, but now it’s already stable. I am also borrowing their Android E-reader for 2-3 days, let me know what I should test on it, I’ll compare it with the Kindle Paperwhite.
TianheZhiyuan makes Rockchip PCB Designs, here showing off their newest RK3168 based 7″ and 9″ tablet PCB designs, showing around their PCB Design house with some of the staffs that are working there on a Saturday.
Check me dancing to Michael Jackson’s Bad in a Camera-recognition game dancing game running on Sunchip’s RK3188 HDMI Stick. The Kinect style body recognitions aren’t as precise as a Kinect because a regular webcam obviously doesn’t have that many sensors.