Dell is launching their first HDMI Stick. Dell is to release this sub-$100 Android PC on a stick on the Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, which seems to be quite a big change for Dell if this possibly is the form of the future of the Dell Desktop PCs. Dell markets this for an access device towards Dell’s enterprise and personal cloud software and services.
At Mobile World Congress 2013 the nomobile.ru guys interviewed me showing off my video-blogging setup and my latest gadgets. I wasn’t able to use the Kopin Golden-i 3.8 to live augment my video-blogging at MWC because it was stuck in customs.
See more about how I video on my How I video-blog page.
The newest 5″ 1080p Smartphone from Asus runs on the 1.7Ghz Qualcomm S600 processor and docks into a 1080p 10.1″ Tablet to instantly transform the smartphone into a tablet.
You get the full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience on the 24″ Viewsonic VSD241 1080p display running on a Tegra3 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the 22″ Viewsonic VSD220 1080p display running on the OMAP4430 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9. The price of integrating the ARM SoC with Android is perhaps not much more than selling the touch screen display by itself, and with the HDMI input and USB you can connect any Windows 8 Laptop or Desktop to this screen to thus use the same large touch screen to also use Windows 8.
WildTangent is distributed on around 100 million devices around the world, on PCs and mobile devices. They provide a game store monetization and distribution system for games.
iReadyGo already has the Much i4 on the market with a 5″ 800×480 and Exynos4412 processor, their next generation is to have a 5″ 960×540 and the quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor. They say that they have sold 10 thousand units of the Exynos4412 device at about $250 street price in China.
Marvell shows their new PXA1088 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, here in a reference design smartphone. They also show the dual-core PXA968 with CDMA and with TD-SCDMA both pin-compatible in a 7″ tablet reference design.
You can read more about the PXA1088 here: http://www.marvell.com/communication-processors/pxa1088/assets/Marvell_PXA1088-02_product_brief.pdf
Nvidia is releaing their quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor, here demonstrating their Chimera camcorder and photography engine that enables fast and easy HDR photography and video recording. They have a special sensor and technology that allows one optical system to record enough range to create HDR video at full 1080p 30fps framerate enabling also HDR photography on all upcoming Tegra4 devices without needing to take more than one picture. Tegra4 can playback 4K video, it has a 72-core GPU enabling advanced graphics and GPU Compute and a lot of other features.
Nvidia implements the 4th revision of the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture for Smartphones and Tablets with Nvidia’s new i500 LTE modem built-in on the die, they expect up to 2x more performance over the Tegra3 with even better battery life. Nvidia’s software defined baseband radio means the same hardware supports LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G, carriers can deploy 3G devices that can support LTE and any future baseband radio systems by simply pushing a software update.
Here’s a bit of real gaming on an Nvidia Shield prototype at Mobile World Congress 2013. This is Nvidia entering the console games market with actual console hardware showcasing their new Tegra4 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with their 72-core GPU! Availability is Q2 2013, they haven’t yet announced the pricing.