Category: Android

Hi-802, i.MX6 Quad HDMI Stick ($89 incl worldwide shipping on ARMdevices.net Members Store)

Posted by – October 16, 2012

Here’s possibly the worlds most powerful HDMI Stick yet. It’s got a Freescale i.MX6 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor inside with 1GB RAM, Bluetooth and more. Here’s a first demonstration of what it can do. Software is being optimized while manufacturing is starting, it should be released by the end of this month. Members of ARMdevices.net will be able to buy it for $89 with free worldwide shipping in the ARMdevices.net Members Store.

Archos Gamepad N64 emulation

Posted by – October 16, 2012

The Nintendo games are the best in the world. That is why I’m most excited about playing those on the Archos Gamepad and it’s awesome that most games seem smooth. Although I think the N64 game emulation on Android is still a work in progress. Here I show a bit of Super Mario 64, Wave Race, Wipeout 64, Diddy Kong Racing and also showing that Archos’s button mapping works fine for Angry Birds.

SCT shows DLP pico-projector in MT6577 dual-core phone

Posted by – October 15, 2012

Texas Instrument’s pico projector technology is about to reach into my and more smartphones and tablets, here demonstrated by SCT integrated into an MT6577 smartphone. The price of the DLP pico projector module ads about $50 to 60 to the bill of materials of the smartphone. Battery consumption can possibly be decent depending on the brightness of the lumen output, perhaps not using much more power than the backlight of the same phone.

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Coby Tablets at the HKTDC Electronics Fair

Posted by – October 15, 2012

Coby shows some of their latest tablet designs, including Tegra3 and Exynos4412 Quad-core, Rockchip RK3066 Dual-core and more.

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SGW integrates Allwinner A10 in the Webcam for HDTV video-conferencing

Posted by – October 15, 2012

Here’s how you can include the ARM Powered computer/set-top-box right inside the webcam and sell it for $80 all inclusive. Thus this include Skype HD video-calls, Video-chat, if bandwidth is sufficient this device may support smooth 720p 2-way video-conferencing, and it can process all other smart TV and desktop functionality.

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$60 5″ WVGA Allwinner A13 with 3G by Ampeq

Posted by – October 15, 2012

They are showing some really cheap Allwinner A10/A13 based tablets and some Rockchip RK2906.

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Dinys at the HKTDC Electronics Fair

Posted by – October 15, 2012

Dinys shows some of their new Rockchip Rk3066 tablets at the HKTDC Electronics Fair.

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Archos Gamepad, gameplay demo including the N64/NES emulator

Posted by – October 14, 2012

Playing videogames is the top activity that consumers do on tablets. So Archos is releasing this awesome thin, light and very well prices $149 Archos Gamepad. It’s got a 7″ 1024×600 capacitive touch screen but more importantly for gaming, it’s got game controller buttons on each side of the screen. This device runs on the Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with the quad-core Mali-400MP4 GPU. Thus gameplay support is quite decent, especially considering the $149 retail price of this device. Archos software engineers implement a very innovative mapping software layer solution on top of Android, to map the hardware controls to touch-screen input. Thus a large portion of existing touch-screen optimized games are thus very well playable like this. As a transition until all Android games become fully optimized for normal gamepad input. Not only as portable Android gameplayers come with buttons, but for the Android home consoles, HDMI sticks, Set-top-boxes, Google TV and more, all suggesting that Android is about to become by far the biggest video games platform in the world. In this video, I showcase one N64 emulator that I could find on the Google Play Store, though N64 and Dreamcast emulation is still a work in progress, as many more consumers start getting access to these types of Android gaming devices, hopefully it’ll encourage more game developers to improve emulators and new games support on the platform. There isn’t specifically need for game developers to specifically target the RK3066 and this device, since as I understand a lot of the hardware acceleration happens through standards based Open GL ES 2.0, but for sure as more gamers and developers start using these devices, the optimization level of gaming can reach perfection, or at least a very satisfactory and impressive level at that price.

Archos 80 XS and Archos 97 XS

Posted by – October 13, 2012

Archos is launching two more sizes for their Generation 10 Android Tablet series, including the $199 Archos 80 XS and the $299 Archos 97 XS, each with the optional $49 Archos Coverboard Keyboard Dock. I’ve been using my Archos 101 XS every day during these past 45 days, replacing my broken $1000 Intel Ultrabook for all of my on-the-go productivity and 10.1″ Tablet usage. It’s much thinner and lighter than an Intel laptop, the thin and light keyboard dock ads productivity to the already very awesome OMAP4470 tablet. The same priced $299 Archos 97 XS runs on the same OMAP4470 and the $199 Archos 80 XS runs on the Rockchip RK3066 processor to achieve thus a Nexus7-like price point with its own awesome thin and light magnetic Keyboard dock.

Archos Arnova Familypad

Posted by – October 13, 2012

13.1″ 1280×800 Allwinner A10 Tablet from Archos, probably to be released at an attractive price.