Category: OS

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

Posted by – February 29, 2012

New cheap Samsung smartphone.

LG Optimus 4X HD, Tegra3 phone

Posted by – February 29, 2012

This is the new high-end quad-core LG smartphone.

Lightbox, app for photography enthusiasts

Posted by – February 29, 2012

Lightbox is an app and a website for communities of photography enthusiasts.

LG Optimus L7

Posted by – February 29, 2012

LG Optimus L7 may become a very very popular phone if priced right. This one has a 4.3″ WVGA screen, and runs on the new Qualcomm MSM7227A ARM Cortex-A5 processor at 1Ghz. The performance is above that of an ARM Cortex-A8 yet the power consumption and price is lower! My guess is LG may suggest a $199 retail price on this one with no contracts required!

LG Optimus L5

Posted by – February 29, 2012

Possibly a new $149 (this price is my guess) super affordable yet stylish phone with a 4″ HVGA screen and the low cost high performance Qualcomm MSM7225A processor.

LG Optimus L3

Posted by – February 29, 2012

Likely a sub-$99 Android phone from LG based on the new low cost high-performance Qualcomm MSM7225A ARM Cortex-A5 processor.

LG Optimus 3D Max

Posted by – February 29, 2012

The new 3D phone from LG.

Fujitsu Quad-core Tegra3 phone

Posted by – February 29, 2012

Fujitsu is showing some of their latest Android smartphone designs, here’s their new Quad-core Tegra3 based smartphone.

Live from the Windows 8 on ARM Preview event!

Posted by – February 29, 2012

I’m at the Windows 8 Preview event here in Barcelona. It’s probably live streaming somewhere at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/preview

I’m going to try to ask them about third party Desktop Apps for ARM, let me know which questions you would like me to try to ask Microsoft representatives about Windows 8.

Here are some answers:

- Desktop apps on Windows Store and Windows Store for ARM: They’ll clarify it to my email later. Steve Synofsky says it’s clear in the blog post. Windows Store is for Metro apps but there is a “parallel thing” (paraphrasing) for Desktop apps, the whole Third Party Desktop Apps for Windows 8 are not to be previewed on the Consumer Preview release yet.

- Multi-booting other OS when secure boot is in use. Steve Synofsky says that is up to the OEM. Secure Boot is a feature Microsoft provides as an option. The whole point of Secure Boot is that people cannot just “boot stuff from their garage”. But he did not seem to dismiss that OEMs can dual-boot for example Android or Ubuntu on the same device.

He didn’t say if Microsoft plans to do backroom deals with manufacturers to force them only to load Windows 8 and nothing else on devices or not, I guess not, but you never know… Maybe they do not apply “rebates” for OEMs that make things a bit “too open”, does that make any sense?

- Windows 8 remains just TI, Qualcomm, Nvidia business for now on ARM, as with Windows Phone, Microsoft limits the number of ARM Partners that can fully hardware accelerate their software platform for now. I think a lot of the other ARM chip providers are in discussions with Microsoft to see when they can also support their software. My guess is Microsoft wants a very high performance for the first supported ARM SoCs, that is why it only is being demonstrated on TI OMAP4470, Nvidia Tegra3 and Qualcomm Krait MSM8960 for now.

If I do get in contact with someone from Microsoft over email to get clarifications for Windows on ARM, please let me know in the comments what type of questions remain to be answered.

I filmed about 15 minutes of the highlights of the keynote and I will upload that video in a couple hours so check back.

Panasonic Eluga, 4.3″ qHD, OMAP4430 Dual-core 1Ghz

Posted by – February 29, 2012

Panasonic releases this beautiful new thin, stylish, awesome 4.3″ qHD OLED screen, Texas Instruments OMAP4430 1Ghz Dual-core, Android Ice Cream Sandwich phone. To be released worldwide in April, it’s waterproof and dust-proof, the price may even be competitive!