Category: Android

Chromecastcast.com Episode 2

Posted by – July 27, 2013

It was broadcast live here:

Tegra4 ARM Cortex-A15 Kalos Tablet by BungBungame

Posted by – July 26, 2013

BungBungame explains new High resolution display Kalos Tegra4 Tablet powered by the Tegra4 ARM Cortex-A15 Quadcore 1.5Ghz. Comparatively high resolution 2560×1600 of NVIDA graphics makes display sharp. Surprisingly it has 8.8mm thickness. It supports Mircast wireless share media technology from NVIDIA gives fabulous gaming experience. 8.5hrs long battery life. BungBungame company is a start up company established 4 years has 40 employees developed more than 100 gaming apps since establishment and works with Nexus and NVIDIA for apps and product development.

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Watch me talk about the $35 Google Chromecast HDMI Stick Chromestick on a Hangout for Chromecastcast.com

Posted by – July 25, 2013

You can watch these 49 minutes of me being interviewed by Paul Terry Walhus in a Hangout On Air for his new blog that’s going to be at http://chromecastcast.com (not yet launched) where I talk about what I think the Google Chromecast is, which ARM Powered hardware I expect it to have (I thought maybe Rockchip but it’s Marvell), how it may be unlocked for a Chromebox mode (Micro-USB Host to Hub/Ethernet/RF), how this Chrome OS device may support the Chrome browser, Android apps and Games natively instead of only being used for streaming video and audio and more.

Google launches $35 ARM Powered Chromecast Chrome OS on a Stick to stream media to HDTV

Posted by – July 24, 2013

I guess Google reads my Google+ feed.. on April 16th I suggested:

$50 Chrome stick would be nice. ARM Cortex-A15 on a HDMI stick running Chrome OS. I’m just saying.

Not sure if the $35 Chromecast Google HDMI Stick has an ARM Cortex-A15 processor in it though, what is the ARM Processor inside of the new Google Chromestick? Is Google using the Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 Rockchip RK3188? Tegra4? Something from Qualcomm?

Which ARM Processor is being used? Can it run a full Chrome OS On ARM also? USB Host (to Ethernet/RF/Hub) supported?

Can the Chromecast Chromestick run a full Chrome OS included for free? Why didn’t Google explain how to “unlock” the Chromestick to display a full ARM Powered Chrome OS on the TV?

I look forward to Chrome OS on ARM Powered HDMI Sticks, let it not just revolutionize Video-on-demand, let the $35 Google stick also be the x86 Wintel desktop killer.

1. My guess is Chromecast has MHL support, can otherwise get charge from MicroUSB, I wonder if a MicroUSB hub can allow for Ethernet connectivity on Chromecast.

2. I wonder how video games and apps are going to run natively on the Chromecast.

3. Does it support Bluetooth 4.0, RF and USB Host for wireless keyboards and mice to use the Chromecast as a Chrome OS desktop without a remote device?

Motorola X8 ARM SoC released, modified MSM8960 Pro with Adreno 320 with new always-on sensors

Posted by – July 24, 2013

Google Motorola with Qualcomm designs modified Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM SoC based on the dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 Pro with quad-core Adreno 320 GPU. Google says they add “natural language” and “contextual computing” cores hinting at dedicated processes for the OK Google Now touchless control features, to me feel like Sensor Fusion type of support within new upcoming smart devices. This means extreme low power sensors that can monitor things all the time, or which can for example “start listening” as long as the phone is touched at some point in the specific amount of time before you do the touchless voice commands. These types of sensor fusion features may bring very impressive new features to smartphones, the phone may learn always more about where it is in the world, where it is around you, about exact touching and other things. Think about sensors that detect taps without needing to even turn on the screen, meaning you could interact while keeping it in your pocket. Sensor fusion processing is so low power, as far as I remember hearing from Freescale, the battery in a phone can run that sensor for something like a year, or several months, where it can constantly monitor all movements of the device, triggering other areas on the SoC to be activated when specific movements are detected. Consider this may replace the need for a power button to be touched each time you power on the screen of your phone. Consider unlocking mechanisms and a whole new range of gestures and behaviors to interact with your phone. Your phone may even detect all types of touches not only on the screen but also on the back and around your phone, perhaps even touches on the table next to your phone. The GPS may be further optimized and super accurate and fast for all types of positioning features, including expanded Google Now functionality, without turning the phone on, from within your pocket, your phone may start saying something like “Hey Roger, you should check out the restaurant to your right, and I think you must be hungry” because your phone can know that you haven’t eaten yet and it knows what types of restaurants you like and it can constantly monitor your positioning to provide smart automatic notifications based on the types of augmented information you would like.

I don’t know if Google Motorola with Qualcomm is integrating those new sensors on the die of that Snapdragon/Adreno or if those new type of sensors are outside of the die on the SoC somehow. Does anyone here have any info about how Google Motorola and Qualcomm are doing it? And how are the other ARM SOC vendors going to start shipping all those new Sensor Fusion and advanced Sensor features into devices?

Google Motorola is shipping this new Motorola X8 ARM Processor in their new range of Droid phones (selling exclusively on Verizon in the USA) and it’s probably also in the Moto X phone to be launched next week in New York (I wish Goog was inviting me to any of their events).

Are you looking forward to Moto X?

I think that Moto X needs to be $199 unlocked out of contract, released for pre-paid carriers around the world, even shipping with dual-sim card support. If Google can source enough X8 ARM Processors with Qualcomm, enough screens from whoever provides Motorola with screens and if Google can have suppliers manufacture and assemble those fast enough (including those that are rumored to be assembled in the USA, I guess to supply the US market only), if Google wants to sell Moto X all over the developing world, Google can rapidly expand Motorola’s market share in smartphone sales worldwide. I can’t wait to hear more about the features of the Moto X, how Google integrates those new sensors in Android, how those Sensors expand on the features of ARM Powered devices and to hear more about the range of hardware that Google and Motorola are planning to release. Android merging with Chrome OS and Google TV is just going to be a small part of our future.

3 years ago, I first video-blogged about Freescale’s Contextual Sensor Fusion technology talking about Freescale’s Xtrinsic Sensor technology being launched at the Freescale Technology Forum in June 2010, that may be similar to the technologies now to be included in Motorola’s new range of devices including in the Moto X, this is what I wrote in the description of this video here on this blog in June 2010:

Imagine not needing a power button to turn on your phone, just pick it up. Imagine cheaper warranty as manufacturers will know when devices were damaged because of usage error such as fall or banging. Imagine new user interfaces that are much more relying on sensors as the new Freescale Xtrinsic sensors can measure stuff 2000 times per second (the bandwidth and architecture being better). Imagine also sensors combining their abilities through fusion, again, no need to wake up the main ARM processor of the device to do all kinds of things! Imagine the device knowing exactly how it is touched, how it is moved, how it is held, the touch is not anymore only on the screen! This means better battery usage, months maybe even years of seamless standby. The new Xtrinsic sensor only needs 12 micro amps of power to be turned on all the time!

Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa announced, Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7 big.LITTLE with Six-core ARM Mali-T628 GPU

Posted by – July 23, 2013

Samsung is ready with their upgraded ARM big.LITTLE ARM Cortex-A15/A7 processor, now peaking at perhaps 1.8Ghz in A15 and 1.3Ghz in A7, perhaps peaking at 14.9Gbit/s in memory bandwidth with the ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU.

Samsung may use this in their next high-end products, here’s what we can hope Samsung ships it in:

1. New Samsung ARM Chromebooks, faster performance, longer battery life, better screens and priced still below $250 but some higher-end luxury Chromebook Pixel quality $400-$500 ARM Chromebooks from Samsung I think are probably also welcome. Samsung should push for major sales of $99-$149 ARM big.LITTLE Chromeboxes, to take over most of the Desktop PC market. Make it in a beautiful compact near HDMI Stick sized Chromebox, amaze everyone. Performance good enough for 95% of desktop and laptop computing needs and Chrome OS is perfect for it?

2. Galaxy S4 Plus Ultra? The diversity in S4 on Octa for “rest of world” and S4 on Qualcomm S600 for Europe/USA has been kind of confusing. How does a newer Samsung S4 perform with this chip?

3. New Galaxy Note 3?

4. New Galaxy Tabs?

5. Could Samsung possibly supply all other hardware makers with this new Octa also? I think all Laptop/Desktop makers are desperate to get a good big.LITTLE in their Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, I think competitors want big.LITTLE in phonesl, does Samsung want to supply Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Dell, HP, Gigabyte, Quanta, Foxconn, Google Motorola, HTC, Sony, does Samsung want to supply all those companies or should they be left to use Qualcomm, Nvidia and other for their near-term ARM Cortex-A15 demand? I guess this question may have to do with Samsung’s production capacity and their corporate strategy to keep their supply for their own brand with maximized corporate exclusivity in maximizing profit margins.

I look forward to learn more about how Samsung is using the Mali-T628 GPU for this SoC, which are the possibilities for GPGPU, GPU Computing, what are the new Open GL 3.0 possibilities in Android? How can it speed up Chrome OS? What can Ubuntu do with it? What’s Samsung’s yield? When are we seeing more of their big.LITTLE? How big is it going to be?

Read more at http://www.anandtech.com/show/7164/samsung-exynos-5-octa-5420-switches-back-to-arm-gpu

$99 MobileCinema A50P DLP Pico Projector with HDMI & MHL port by Aiptek

Posted by – July 22, 2013

Vincent demonstrating about several projector devices from Aiptek. Aiptek is the world’s famous company in Pico Projector.

1. Mobile Cinema A50P is the perfect gadget for your MHL- or HDMI- enabled mobile device. The compact projector is simply connected via MHL- or micro HDMI- port and projects all your media content on a screen size of up to 150 cm (60″). It doesn’t matter which device you connect – it is immediately ready to start. Whether laptop, games console or digital camera – connect the A50P via HDMI and you have started your own private cinema. The DLP chip, known from great cinema projectors, provides rich colors and bold contrasts. which has 1000:1 contrast ratio, 45 Lumen brightness with 640 x 480 (VGA) Pixel resolution and Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 120 min projection or up to 80% recharge power for your mobile device. Thus, Mobile Cinema A50P is not only an ultra‐compact projector but also a powerful battery pack what makes this gadget unique. Use it in the office, at home or on the road; share your life, your ideas and your passion without compromising quality or brightness.

This device is already released in December 2012 @ 99 USD and one of the most interesting selling product in fly magazines. Available in most of the countries and Amazon. Expecting millions per year sales.

2. PocketCinema V100 is a compact Pico projector and the best solution for business. The DLP chip used, familiar in large cinema projectors, provides rich colors and high contrasts with a brightness of up to 100 lumens. Versatile connection options such as HDMI-in, AV-in, USB or SD‐card slot make the V100 a universal projection machine. Built in speakers, battery 100 minutes backup which is 1800mAh.

3. Wi-Fi Projector is a Compact Pico Projector and best solution for business. you can stream Video for pc and smartphone and project. which is using DLP Chip to get great cinema projection. which has user interface to select the Wi-Fi device and connect and play. Releasing this product in end of July-2013.

4. Wi-Fi Camera is Compact device. you can connect to any tablet or smartphone. By using a pre-installed App you can see the content of the camera which is easy to use App. one can choose capture Video, picture and zoom-in/zoom-out. It has in-built battery. Currently market price would be 119 USD and the price will decrease up to 99 USD when we make huge volume.

5. shoot and share. Full HD Video recorder. which records Full HD video and project on the screen. easy to use device. you can get this at 349 USD.

1.Reference Link:
http://www.aiptek.com.tw/c0_1.php?bid=18&pid=63
http://www.aiptek.eu/index.php/en/products/pico-projectors/mobilecinema-a50p
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009G3PLCO

2.Reference Link:
http://www.aiptek.com.tw/c0_1.php?bid=18&pid=65
http://www.aiptek.eu/index.php/en/products/pico-projectors/pocketcinema-v100
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aiptek-430029-PocketCinema-V100-Projector/dp/B007TLCBP0

HDMI input/output Android set-top-box Geniatech ATV1610

Posted by – July 21, 2013

This is the first non-GoogleTV ARM Powered Android set-top-box with HDMI input/throughput that I have yet seen. This couls allow for many of the Google TV features here on this AmLogic based Android set-top-box. Thomas from Geniatech is showing the new Geniatech ATV1610 Android TV set-top-box on the dual-core AmLogic AML8726-MX ARM Cortex-A9 processor and the 1G DD3 RAM you are able to multitask throughout the Android Box with Mali-400 3D processing. The android TV box also includes a built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n module and together with the 3G USB Dongle support this makes it possible to have internet everywhere. You can download all the android apps that are available on Google play or customize the android box to any specific wants or needs. It is time to make your TV smart again!

specifications:
-AmLogic AML8726-MX dual-core ARM Cortex™-A9*4 CPU
-2.4G Wireless QWERTY Remote Control
-Build in 802.11b/g/n dual-band (long strong range) Wi-Fi Module
-Support SATA HDD Mass Storage
-Support 3G USB Dongle
-Support USB Webcam for Video Call
-Support USB Webcam for Video Call
-High Capability 1G DDR3 RAM
-Embedded Open GL 3D GPU

Smart Features:
HDMI input support
Dual Band module built-in
ARM CORTEX A9 x 2, frequency is 1.5GHz,RAM is 1G,built in 2G-32G flash memory
Powered by Android 4.1
Built-in Google Chrome Browser and support virtual private network access
Built in 802.11b/g/n WIFI module, wireless Internet access
USB interface, support mobile HDD, support mouse and keyboard operation
RJ45 10/100M Ethernet interface
Support 1080P video playback
HDMI video output, connect to HDTV for HD video playback
Support weather, calendar, and desktop clock gadgets
Support USB mouse and keyboard operation
Support 2.4G wireless motion (also called air or sky) remote control
Support Flash Player 10.2 for hardware decoding, Flash 11.1 for software decoding ,play back online video
Support music player, picture player and more family entertainment
Support SD card, 3 USB ports and Google Chrome browser
AppInstaller for application installation from USB/SD card

Reference Link:
http://www.geniatech.com/pa/atv1610.asp

$179 Smartwatch by Sonostar

Posted by – July 21, 2013

Mary Liu from Sonostar describes Flexible E Ink smart watch to be launching end of this year. Compatible with Android and iOS phones, connects via Bluetooth 4.0 you just go to Apple store or Google play to download the Sonostar app onto your smartphone.it has features like Eink paper display, highest resolution, sunlight readable. and has long lasting battery back up maximum up to 572 days for typical users. It can be recharged for reuse.1.73″ grey e paper screen display 320X240 pixel gives clear view even under the sun. To be avialable in White & Black colors.

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Mobile Mirror by Shenzhen Feifantai Technology Co.,Ltd (faytech) and Xplace

Posted by – July 20, 2013

Here is an Innovative multi channel product “Mobile Mirror” steering PC device has Magic Mirror App to steer PC without touching the screen. You can take picture and share it instantly. It uses Hassel 60 Camera technology for better viewing and control. Integrated with touch PC system, software design by Fraunhofer Institute. It uses camera and finger for PC interaction. Already in use in some clothes stores in Germany.

Reference Link:
http://xplace.de/138.html?&L=1

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Company website: http://www.faytech.com