Category: Android

Angry Birds Bluetooth catapult with ARM Cortex-M3 and sensors

Posted by – November 2, 2012

ARM has created this real life catapult to remotely control a game of Angry Birds using Bluetooth and an ARM Cortex-M3 board with sensors.

HardKernel Odroid-X2, Exynos4412 1.7Ghz 2GB RAM development board

Posted by – November 1, 2012

HardKernel presents their latest update to the ODROID-X Exynos4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 development board. This new ODROID-X2 ships with the 1.7Ghz (1.8Ghz over-clockable) Exynos4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, with 2GB RAM, and a higher clocked 533Mhz Mali-400 quad-core GPU. The price is $149, the 16GB eMMC memory (4x to 5x faster than booting/running from SD Card) is $39 extra, the $9 power adapter is recommended also, then also add about $30 for shipping. Here is Ubuntu running, with support for doing things like compiling the Linux kernel on this ARM powered device supposedly with a performance superior to the first generation Intel Core i3 processor. Mali-400 hardware acceleration for Ubuntu should be coming soon, it’s already there for Android of course. The ODROID-X2 should start shipping from http://hardkernel.com by the end of November.

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THL W1 4.3″ qHD MT6577, THL W3 4.5″ 720p MT6577

Posted by – October 29, 2012

THL shows a couple interesting MediaTek MT6577 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based smartphones with decent 4.3″ qHD and 4.5″ 720p screens.

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Overview of the latest/best 7″ Tablets out of Shenzhen China

Posted by – October 29, 2012

Here’s my overview video showing some of the latest best value 7″ Android tablets that I have found in Shenzhen on this trip. At least the samples that I was able to buy. $40 A13 800×480, $65 RK3066 1024×600, $80 NS115 1024×600 IPS, and there’s also the sub-$50 VIA 8850 (which can run a Windows RT clone UI on top of Android), and I compare these with the $199 Kindle Fire HD.

Overview of the latest/best HDMI Sticks and Set-top-boxe out of Shenzhen China

Posted by – October 29, 2012

Here’s my overview video of the latest ARM Powered HDMI Sticks that I have found in Shenzhen China, including the $30 Allwinner A10 single-core ARM Cortex-A8, $40 Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, $89 Freescale i.MX6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 and the $150 HiMedia Q5 HiSilicon Hi3716C single-core ARM Cortex-A9 Set-top-box running the interesting HiControl Android application for remote controlling, mouse and mirroring support from any Android tablet and phone to your HiMedia set-top-box.

Walking through the Smartphone market in Huaqiangbei Shenzhen China

Posted by – October 29, 2012

Traveling shot through a part of the huge smartphones and tablet markets at the Huaqiangbei consumer electronics market street in Shenzhen China. These are parts of my favorite areas that I have yet found on the Shenzhen Huaqiangbei electronics market street.

Wabook ARM Powered laptops, $71 10.1″ 1024×600, $51 7″ 800×480

Posted by – October 29, 2012

These ARM Powered laptops are really cool, you get a single-core ARM Cortex-A9 VIA 8850 processor with Mali-400 GPU, the form factor is the basic open mold for these types of laptops, now let’s just get Chrome OS on ARM to run on these, as well as Ubuntu on Android and perhaps even Windows RT eventually.

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Oppo Finder, 6.65mm thin Qualcomm 8260 Android phone

Posted by – October 29, 2012

This is one of the thinnest smartphones on the market.

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MT6577 phones (Samsung/HTC/Apple clones) by Huida

Posted by – October 29, 2012

Here’s another look at the latest range of MediaTek MT6577 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 phones on the Shenzhen market. Some Samsung copies, some HTC and there’s an iPhone5 clone on MT6575 too.

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$25 Allwinner A10 HDMI Stick by Ditter

Posted by – October 29, 2012

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