Here are some of the engineers from the teams from Linaro and ARM in hacking rooms at Linaro Connect in the USA last week, they are solving problems around Android to get it working for 64bit ARMv8 SOCs. The team are quite open to share their experiences in getting Android running on ARMv8 based Juno development platform. The ARM team is working on few advanced problems and submitting the fixes to AOSP. The Linaro team is preparing an AOSP based Android build shared public as part of 14.09 Linaro software distribution.
There were various presentation from Linaro and it's members at Linaro Connect US on Android for ARMv8 (64 bit) SOCs. The links for these are shared below:
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Huawei Ascend Mate7 on Hisilicon Kirin925 Octa Core big.LITTLE with LTE Cat6, probably the world’s fastest smartphone
With a 6" FHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the new Huawei Mate7 supports 300Mbit/s download and 50Mbit/s upload with LTE Cate6 built-in to the new Hisilicon Kirin925 big.LITTLE Octa Core processor running four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores with Mali-T628 GPU. The Hisilicon Kirin925 is quite possibly the most powerful ARM processor in the world. It has a giant 4100mAh battery providing an extremely long battery life in an ultra slim 7.9mm form factor. Available in Moonlight silver, Obsidian black and Amber gold.
- Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review (pocket-lint.com)
- Huawei: Mulan's Kirin 920 'Faster' Than Snapdragon 805 (gizchina.com)
- Chinese Octa-ARM-Core Mobile Processor (electronicsweekly.com)
- Huawei Ascend Mate 7 (Cheaper Version) Available For Pre-Order In China Starting Today (androidheadlines.com)
- IFA 2014: Huawei Ascend Mate7 Is a Bezel-less Premium 6-Inch Phablet - Hands-on Photos (news.softpedia.com)
- Huawei Ascend Mate 7 To Be Available In China Starting September 13th (androidheadlines.com)
- Ascend Mate7 could be a nice acquisition (xamb.com)
- Huawei Ascend Mate 7 hands on (digitaltrends.com)
- The Huawei Ascend Mate 7: The Most Exciting Phone At IFA (forums.pinstack.com)
- Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Review: In Depth (recombu.com)
Official video about the Hisilicon Kirin925:
Acer's first ARM Powered Chromebook, to be released from around October onward, the price starts around $279/279€ for the basic HD 2GB RAM version, $20/20€ more for 4GB instead of 2GB RAM, going up to $379/379€ for the version with FHD display and 4GB RAM.
Toshiba releases their 13.3" FHD Glossy 4GB RAM at $349/349€ and HD Matte 2GB RAM $249/249€ Chromebooks, based on Intel Celeron processors, they are thinner, 200gr lighter, better designed and with a battery life of 9hr for the FHD and 11.5hr for the HD one, where Google says the battery life can be enhanced even further with software update.
Motion Device is a Korean company that works on motion devices solutions. Their main market is China and southeast Asia. They are showing here at Shenzhen Electronics Fair a device that combines hardware robot arms with game software algorithm to provide a great gaming experience. The game software algorithm can be custom attached with the hardware to be able to play any game. The game that is being played at this demo is a car racing game called DIRT 2. The game runs on a Windows desktop PC that has its board built-in on the device. This device can used commercially on entertainment parks and costs around $23,000.
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Philips's new Android ARM powered TVs include OnLive remote cloud x86 gaming. The Philips TV is capable of using most game controllers. OnLive enables the streaming of PC games without having them locally, without the need to install anything, just have an active OnLive subscription at $11.95 per month with the first week trial being free, you can see OnLive's full list of games here: https://games.onlive.com/games
Shenzhen Pu He Tai manufactures Allwinner A33 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Tablets, also has an R&D PCB design department and makes Tablet PCBs which they also sell to other Tablet factories, able to make 20 thousand Tablet PCBs per day. On this tour you get to see Pu He Tai's SMT line, Tablet assembly, packaging, and more.
Lenovo is the first to show off MediaTek's new LTE-enabled MT6595 Octa-core processor, featuring 4 ARM Cortex-A17 cores with 4 ARM Cortex-A7 cores, with 4K H265 video record and playback, with LTE on the main die for the first time for MediaTek, they advertise it having MediaTek CorePilot HMP heterogeneous multiprocessing technology, enabling to run at the full power of all 8 processor cores while also scaling down to lowest power consumption, it may be one of the fastest ARM processors on the market yet. Lenovo introduces with Vibe X2 their new layered design mixing materials by the layer which makes for a new style of smartphone design that is really interesting. Lenovo Vibe X2 retails at $399 in the markets where it gets released.