Category: Android

Qualcomm releases quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 in MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q

Posted by – October 2, 2012

Qualcomm announces their new entry-level 45nm ARM SoC for entry-level smartphones, it features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 design, with Adreno 203 GPU, DDR2 support, up to 1280×720 resolution smartphone screens support. It’s sampling in Q4 2012 and is to be shipped in entry-level smartphones starting in Q1 2013, the MSM8225Q is for HSDPA and the MSM8625Q is for CDMA.

Source: qualcomm.com
Found via: xbitlabs.com

Rockchip’s 28nm HKMG RK31xx processor is sampling

Posted by – September 25, 2012

EEtimes published this Interview with Rockchip’s vice president Feng Chen about the status of the Chinese ARM Processor industry:

Here are some quotes:

By volume, the Android tablet sector has grown to an estimated 80 million units, outpacing the 75 million iPads sold by Apple thus far, according to estimates by Rockchip vice president Feng Chen.

At the beginning of 2012, the target price of a 7-inch capacitive screen media tablet featuring Cortex-A8 was $99. That price has since dropped to around $65, due largely to Allwinner

“now, as end-product cycles get shorter, we do everything from designing a chip to developing a board and software that goes around the hardware — literally within a couple of months,” he explained. In March, for example, Rockchip started to design its RK3066, a dual-core Cortex A9 chip with a quad-core Mali-400 GPU. By April, it hustled to showcase sample tablets based on the chip at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair. By May, the company began shipping the new apps processor to its customers.

RF31xx is a dual core Cortex A9 product designed for tablets and smartphones. Using Globalfoundries’ high-k 28-nm process, “we can reduce cost, gain performance, but most importantly, we will reduce power consumption for tablets,” said Chen. “This gives us a better chance for competing against MediaTek,” which uses TSMC’s more conservative process node.

Read the whole article at http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4397038/China-fabless–Worldwide-table-war-rocks-Rockchip-

PocketBook SURFpad at IFA 2012

Posted by – September 11, 2012

7″ ICS based tablet from PocketBook for 89€.

LG L9, OMAP4430 4.7″ Android Phone

Posted by – September 5, 2012

LG L9 with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 OMAP4430 with SGX540 GPU, with a nice large 4.7″ qHD display and a retail price at $299/299€.

HTC Desire X, 4″ MSM8225 Android 4

Posted by – September 5, 2012

4″ WVGA with Qualcomm MSM8225 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 processor, runs Android 4.0.4 to be upgraded to Android 4.1, to be prices at $299/299€.

Sony Xperia T

Posted by – September 5, 2012

The new $549/549€ high-end 4.6″ HD LCD “Reality Display”, Qualcomm S4 dual-core, 13 megapixel camera, NFC and plenty more.

The full specs are:
4.6″ HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor sharp clarity
13MP fast capture camera that goes from sleep mode to snap in just over a second
Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities and a 720p HD front camera for the highest quality content
Easy connectivity with ‘One-touch’ function enabled by NFC
PlayStation™ Certified
Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch.
MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
Use Xperia TV Dock with MHL to HDMI converter and charging connector to enjoy photos and videos on an HDMI enabled TV
16GB of internal memory
3.5 mm audio jack
Micro USB
Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
Support: microSD, up to 32GB
In some markets Xperia T will be known as Xperia TX
Talk time: Up to 7 hrs
Standby time: Up to 450 hrs
Battery: 1850mAh (embedded)
Available in Black, Silver and White colors

Sony Xperia V

Posted by – September 5, 2012

4.3″ otherwise same specs as the Xperia T with LTE.

Here are the full specs:
4.3″ HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for razor sharp clarity
13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording.
Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
LTE for the fastest data download speeds (in markets where technology is available)
Easy connectivity with One-touch ‘One-touch’ enabled by NFC
Clear audio+ for the highest level of sound quality
3.5 mm audio jack
Micro USB
8GB of storage
Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB
PlayStation™ Certified
Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch.
Highest levels of dust and water resistance in a smartphone (IP55/57+) ensure protection from the effects of immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes
MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
Talk time: Up to 7 hrs
Standby time: Up to 300 hrs
Battery: 1750mAh
Available in Black, Pink and White colors

Sony Xperia J

Posted by – September 5, 2012

Cheap $240/240€ new Sony Xperia phone with a 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A ARM Cortex-A5 processor, a 4″ FWVGA screen, this phone is basic and affordable.

Here are the full specs:
9.2mm slim stylish design
Size: 124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2
Weight: 124 grams
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A
Large 4.0″ FWVGA Display (480 x 854 pixels)
3.5 mm audio jack
Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
4GB internal storage
MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB)
Social media updates with illumination
5MP AF camera
Front VGA chat camera
Talk time: Up to 5hrs 36mins
Standby time: Up to 607 hrs
Battery 1750mAh
Available in Black, Gold, White and Pink colors

Sony Xperia sola

Posted by – September 4, 2012

New Sony FWVGA phone with floating touch display, which means that you don’t have to touch the display to interact with the phone. It can work with gloves or it works by just moving above the display at about within a 1cm distance from the display.

Here are the full specs for this device:
Screen
- 854×480 pixels
- 3.7″ 16,000,000 colour TFT
Memory
- RAM: 512MB
- 8 GB (up to 5 GB user-accessible memory)
- Memory card slot: microSD™, up to 32GB
- EDGE
- Quad EDGE/GSM/GPRS
850/900/1800/1900
W-CDMA Band I, II, V and VIII
Available colours
- Black – White – Red
- 116.0 x 59.0 x 9.9 mm
- 4.6 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches
Weight
- 107.0 gr
- 3.8 oz

Sony Xperia miro

Posted by – September 4, 2012

Basic $250/250€ 3.5″ Sony Android phone based on the Qualcomm MSM7227A ARM Cortex-A5 processor.

Here are the full specs of this device:
110 g
3.8 ounces
113 x 59.4 x 9.9 mm
4.4 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches
Talk time (up to) 5 hours
Standby time (up to) 470 hours
Music listening time: 36 hours and 30 minutes
3.5 inch anti-reflection coating on mineral glass TFT touchscreen
16 million colours / 320×480 pixels
Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A
5 megapixel camera with auto focus
4x digital zoom, LED flash