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Gigabyte Gsmart MT6589 and Qualcomm 400 based Android phones

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2013

Gigabyte releases a range of 4.5" to 5" from qHD to Full HD, using MediaTek MT6589 to MT6589 Turbo to Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, providing a mid-range of smartphones with quality screens and original designs, running smooth vanilla Android, dual-sim card slots, with dual-sim dual-active modems on the Qualcomm S400 device, even supporting to host a voice conference call through the phone.

ARM Cortex-A12 launched at Computex 2013

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2013

ARM Cortex-A12 is designed to be a follow-on for the ARM Cortex-A9, providing 40% more performance over ARM Cortex-A9 at the sub-$300 price point. Compatible with ARM Cortex-A15, large physical addressing over 4GB of memory, virtualization, big.LITTLE with ARM Cortex-A7. This is ARM providing an in-between solution above ARM Cortex-A9 but still below ARM Cortex-A15, to reach the market by the second half of 2014. Here at Computex 2013, James Bruce, ARM's Mobile Strategist, provides an overview of the new ARM Cortex-A12, explaining how the mid-range ARM Powered device market is designed, expecting above 400 million mid-range ARM Powered smartphones to be shipped each year in 2014, thus providing performance above ARM Cortex-A7 and above ARM Cortex-A9 but still below the cost of implementing an ARM Cortex-A15 or ARM Cortex-A57 solution at that point.

ARM Mali-T622 GPU enables mid-range GPU Compute, Renderscript and Open GL3

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2013

ARM launches the Mali-T622 GPU for ARM Cortex-A12 devices to be released to the market starting in 2014, enabling advanced GPU features for the next mid-range smartphones, including GPU Compute, Renderscript, Open CL, Open GL3 and more. ARM Mali-T622 is 1-2 cores, while Mali-T624 is 1-4 cores and Mali-T628 is 1-8 cores, positioning it for mid-range devices of next year.

ARM Mali-V500 mid-range HD video decode/encode launched

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2013

ARM is launching the ARM Mali-V500 video encode/decode IP solution for the new ARM Cortex-A12 with Mali-T622 targetted at the mid-range smartphones reaching the market by the end of 2014. The performance is upwards 120fps 4K video encode and decode. HEVC/VP9 may be available already when combining the GPU compute capabilities of the Mali-T622 or other latest Mali graphics cores that support GPU compute.

Cynoware Electronics POS ARM Powered point-of-sale, Android, Linux, i.MX535 and i.MX6

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2013

ARM is taking over the whole Point-of-sale market, providing systems for touch screen based point-of-sale.

Ployer $80 7″ 1280×800 IPS ATM7029, $99 7.85″ IPS A31S, $165 13.3″ 1280×800 A31S

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2013

Ployer shows some of their latest tablets here at Computex. You can also show my previous Ployer video here.

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$30 A13 7″ by Forzen Electronics at Computex

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2013

Forzen shows their whole range of latest tablets at Computex.

Onyx International Android E Ink, stable e-reader and E430 4.3″ Android E Ink Phone

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2013

Onyx International is reaching a fully stable Android on E Ink state, here showcasing their latest 6" capacitive Android e-reader as well as their 4.3" capacitive Android E Ink phone. The Android E Ink phone's touch panel is still being finalized, I am borrowing the Android E Ink phone for the next 2-3 days, let me know what I should test and show on it. I'll try to compare it with other LCD and AMOLED smartphones in direct and indirect sunlight if the weather permits here in Taipei. Onyx's 6" E Ink e-reader is quite stable, they still want to improve some of the Android UI for E Ink e-readers, but now it's already stable. I am also borrowing their Android E-reader for 2-3 days, let me know what I should test on it, I'll compare it with the Kindle Paperwhite.

Rockchip RK3168 SZTHZY TianheZhiyuan PCB Design House

Posted by Charbax – June 3, 2013

TianheZhiyuan makes Rockchip PCB Designs, here showing off their newest RK3168 based 7" and 9" tablet PCB designs, showing around their PCB Design house with some of the staffs that are working there on a Saturday.

Kinect-style regular Webcam Gameplay on Sunchip’s RK3188 HDMI Stick

Posted by Charbax – June 3, 2013

Check me dancing to Michael Jackson's Bad in a Camera-recognition game dancing game running on Sunchip's RK3188 HDMI Stick. The Kinect style body recognitions aren't as precise as a Kinect because a regular webcam obviously doesn't have that many sensors.

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