Category: Android

Nvidia Tegra4 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 with HDR video and photo engine

Posted by – March 2, 2013

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 Tegra 4i Quad-core 2.3Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 with i500 baseband

Posted by – March 2, 2013

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.

Nvidia Shield with Tegra4 hands-on

Posted by – March 2, 2013

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.

Moimstone Android and WiFi SIP and DECT VOIP home phones

Posted by – March 2, 2013

Moistone of South Korea shows their new MWP1100A Dual Band Wi-Fi Phone for SIP VOIP usage in the home on WiFi and their DMP5000 Dual Mode Phone with Wi-Fi and DECT on Android support in the home VOIP SIP phone.

Yota Devices at Mobile World Congress 2013

Posted by – February 28, 2013

This is a tour of the Yota Devices booth at Mobile World Congress 2013, including overviews of their upcoming E Ink LCD dual-mode YotaPhone and their LTE modems and routers, they are releasing several new products including one LTE router with a large capacity battery that lasts up to 21 hours and can connect 8 devices to that LTE connection at the same time.

$169 HP Slate 7 Android tablet

Posted by – February 28, 2013

HP seems to have given up making the Palm OS and now is back in the Android tablet market with this affordable 7" Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core tablet to be sold for $169.

Allwinner A31S quad-core for Phablets, A20 dual-core pin-compatible with A10

Posted by – February 28, 2013

Allwinner released the Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with SGX544MP2 back in December, and tablets have been shipping with it since January. Now at Mobile World Congress 2013, Allwinner announces the Allwinner A31S for use in Phablets, to support the modem module from ZTE and be optimized for Phablet use, Phablets are described as 3G/LTE phone devices between 5" and 7" in screen size. Allwinner also talks about the Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 that is pin-compatible with Allwinner A10 tablet designs, thus the A20 is expected to replace all Allwinner A10 tablet designs from March onwards.

299€ GoClever Hybrid, Rockchip RK3066 Tablet with Keyboard Dock

Posted by – February 28, 2013

Check out this GoClever Hybrid tablet with keyboard dock. It's similar to the Asus Transformer but for about half the price, selling at 299€ in 15 European countries. This device runs on the Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 and they plan to also release one featuring the Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 400, 600 and 800 at Mobile World Congress 2013

Posted by – February 28, 2013

Qualcomm talks about their release of the Snapdragon 600 in devices unveiled at Mobile World Congress that are the Asus Transformer Infinity, LG Optimus G Pro and HTC One. At MWC 2013, Qualcomm also detailed more about their upcoming Snapdragon 200 and 400 series and they are also talking about the upcoming Snapdragon 800 series that increases GPU performance by 50%, supports 4K video encode and decode and many other new advanced features for the fastest smartphones and tablets to come later this year.

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD

Posted by – February 27, 2013

5" 720p screen on the MediaTek MT6577, can be dual-sim 42mbitps modem.