Category: Android

Lenovo A1000, 7″ 1024×600, MediaTek dual-core MT8377

Posted by – March 4, 2013

Lenovo releases this cheap MediaTek dual-core based tablet.

ARM Mali-T604 GPU Compute Renderscript and Open GL

Posted by – March 3, 2013

ARM demonstrates GPU Computing on the new ARM Mali-T604 GPU, rendering graphical features, filters, encoding, processing certain things much faster and using much less power by processing those things on the GPU instead of on the CPU.

ARM Mali-T604 Graphics performance beyond 1080p

Posted by – March 3, 2013

ARM runs the Epic Citadel benchmark at 55fps at 2560×1600 (4 megapixels = 2x 1080p) on the Mali-T604 while on Intel’s latest mobile platform, that same benchmark runs 10fps slower at a resolution of only 1280×720 (less than 4x lower resolution?). ARM also shows the improvements when using the Mali-T604 with Open GL ES 3.0 which hopefully is soon going to be added in Android, providing higher quality 3D graphics features.

FXI Technologies, on the history and status of inventing the HDMI Stick

Posted by – March 3, 2013

FXI Technologies invented the HDMI Stick, first having shown their Cotton Candy for the first time in November 2011. Here running on the Samsung Exynos 4 processor. They now have 250 partners working on the device, integrating their ideas, technology and applications, providing and upgrading their own solutions, they have hundreds of developers developing solutions and applications for it. They expect to have the Ubuntu platform ready by the end of March. FXI Tech inspired all other SoC vendors and device makers to integrate all other SoCs into HDMI sticks since then.

Dell Project Ophelia HDMI Stick for Cloud Computing

Posted by – March 3, 2013

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.

My interview on nomobile.ru

Posted by – March 3, 2013

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.

Posted at: nomobile.ru on the nomobile YouTube channel

Asus PadFone Infinity

Posted by – March 3, 2013

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.

Viewsonic VSD241 24″ and VSD220 22″ All-in-one Android Computers

Posted by – March 3, 2013

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 game monetization and distribution

Posted by – March 3, 2013

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 Much i5, Exynos4412 and MT6589 portable gaming console

Posted by – March 3, 2013

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.