Maysun shows off their latest tablets and smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. They have an Actions ATM7029 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, Allwinner A31 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 in tablets and the latest MediaTek quad-core and dual-core in smartphones.
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Huawei claims this to be the worlds fastest smartphone, using Huawei's own HiSilicon 1.5Ghz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, with CAT4 capable 150mbitps LTE modem, super slim and light design with a 2400mAh battery, new power management technologies that Huawei says provides 30% longer battery life. It runs Huawei's Emotion UI.
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ST-Ericsson to showcase 3Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 smartphone with superfast up-clocked 600Mhz SGX544 GPU and integrated 150mbitps LTE on a single processor using STMicroelectronics’ 28nm FD-SOI process technology at MWC.
Read more at: http://www.stericsson.com/press_releases/L8580_demo.jsp
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Mobino is launching their new mobile payments system. Here showing off their Android app, it also works on any mobile phone, feature phone. They take a 0% fee from users and a 1% fee from merchants. See in this video how their mobile payments system looks like paying for a drink at a bar on Android. Just type in a 6-number payment ID generated by the bar and type your 4-number password, and the payment is done from your smartphone over the data network.
Giulia D’Amico, Vice President of Business Development at One Laptop per Child Association (OLPCA) launches the OLPC XO Learning System, a user interface optimized for Children's learning on Android Tablets. Vivitar is licencing XO Learning to launch their first OLPC XO Tablet in all WalMart stores in the USA by the end of Spring 2013. The initial Vivitar OLPC XO tablet features a 1.6Ghz dual-core (my guess Rockchip RK3066), 1024x600 screen, and the price is going to be very competitive (perhaps $99?), the target for WalMart is to reach all the Children in the USA in the next few months with this OLPC XO Tablet.
Every child has dreams and XO Learning directs the child's passion, creativity and energy for these dreams into a new user interface that has 12 dreams. Such dreams include “I want to be” an artist, a musician and a scientist. Each dream features a rich learning experience and applications, books, games and videos that allow children ages 3 to 12 to naturally explore their dreams and learn at the same time.
“The challenge in computing and education is to use the technology to develop new ways for children to learn. The rich content of the dreams allows the child's natural passion to be directed into learning experiences,” said Giulia D'Amico, the lead designer of XO Learning. OLPCA teamed with the legendary designer Yves Behar of Fuse Project and his team to create the XO Learning user interface and cover.
The content in XO Learning has been curated and selected for age-appropriateness and learning value by OLPCA, in collaboration with Common Sense Media, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents and teachers make informed decisions about media. Common Sense Media offers more than 18,000 media ratings and reviews based on both robust educational research and child development guidelines. XO Learning also offers a full range of parental controls and user IDs for up to three children, a dashboard where the child or the parent can review usage, types of content and the skills the child is developing. Press a single icon and XO Learning switches from English to Spanish with all new content depending on the language. Additional languages will be available in future releases.
Giulia D'Amico, OLPC Vice President of Business Development, unboxes and talks about the all-new XO-4 Touch One Laptop Per Child laptop, featuring the new Marvell Armada PXA2128 dual-core 1.2Ghz 40nm processor, Marvell 8787 WiFi chip and the Neonode IR Touch touchscreen technology. The OLPC XO-4 Touch now also features a HDMI output. Currently still running Fedora Linux based Sugar OS, the OLPC is thinking to port Sugar to Android to use on all OLPC Laptop/Tablet devices during 2013. Thus far, OLPC has shipped over 2.8 Million Laptops to children in schools worldwide. Australia is going to be the first country to deploy over 55 thousand OLPC XO-4 Touch laptop/tablets in the months to come.
Check out the $99 (retail MSRP) http://www.wime.tw NanoPhone that can be used as the NanoWatch wrist watch. It connects to your Smartphone using Bluetooth and it can also use its own built-in GPRS SIM card modem. The Wime NanoWatch does not run Android, but its embedded Linux OS synchronizes with Android: "Smart advisor that will remind you the new SMS, miss call, Gmail of your android smart phone". They gave me a review sample, I'll try to post a video review in the days/weeks to come. I'll try to figure out exactly what kind of features work yet in sychronization with my Bluetooth Android devices. Let me know in the comments what I should try to test on it.
The MHL Consortium (Mobile High-Definition Link) shows some of the latest uses for the MHL connector, using Micro-USB to output to HDMI and charge at the same time. Providing up to 7.1 audio and 1080p video. HDMI sticks like the Roku Streaming Stick can charge through the MHL connector.
MOQ 1000 is $148 with a 1280x800 screen, they show 11.6" prototype, $140 Remote controlled quad-copter drone with camera and self balancing (similar to Parrot) with support for WiFi and Bluetooth Android and iOS remote control, $122 9.7" RK3066, $102 10.1" 1280x800 VIA8850, $76 7" 1024x600 IPS RK3066, A31 9.7" and more. Eken sells about 150 thousand tablets per month. They also sell 600-700 thousand tablet PCBs per month to other small to medium sized Chinese tablet manufacturers.