Category: OS

Tigel MT6582, 8.5mm, 8/2mpix, Broadcom Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9

Posted by – March 9, 2014

5″ 720p IPS OGS touch panels, 8/2mpix cameras, with DVB-T, they also have some low-end 3.5″ and 4″ MT6572 phones, they make about 800K devices per month with about 500 people in the factory.

249€ Wiko Stairway on Quad-core MT6589

Posted by – March 9, 2014

This is the best selling Wiko phone in France for the 2013 Christmas sales season, with 720p screen with gorilla glass, 13mpix/5mpix, expanding to the UK market and further.

Android optimizations for ARM by Linaro Engineers

Posted by – March 7, 2014

Linaro Engineers present a bunch of optimizations they recently did in Android for ARM. These optimizations are in areas like BIONIC for Cortex C string routines, migrating to GCC 4.9, migrating the external projects to their latest versions, optimizing SQLite, optimizing battery life, also they discuss their progress building Android with CLANG, migrating Android to latest versions and how Linaro is planning to release these optimizations to the Android community through Linaro Android releases and upstream them to respective project repositories.

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The Android Linaro team’s presentations are live and available on Linaro.org LCA14 and on youtube at LinaraOnAir channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/LinaroOnAir:
LCA14-205: Optimizing SQLite for Android mobile
LCA14-304: Building Android with CLANG for ARM v7 and v8 platforms

Qualcomm, Mediatek, ZTE, Allwinner and Comcast join Linaro

Posted by – March 7, 2014

George Grey, CEO of Linaro, the not-for-profit engineering organization consolidating and optimizing open source Linux software and tools for the ARM architecture, announces that Qualcomm, Mediatek, ZTE, AllWinner and Comcast are joining Linaro to work together on bringing Linux on ARM forward together. They are joining the existing Linaro member companies who are ARM, HiSilicon, Broadcom, Fujitsu, LG, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, AMD, AppliedMicro, Canonical, Cavium, Cisco, Citrix, Enea, Facebook, Freescale, HP, LSI, Marvell, Montavista, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Red Hat and IBM who all are contributing engineers to all be working together to improve Linux on ARM for Mobile, Enterprise (servers), Networking, and now also for Home (Set-top-box) usage with the Internet of Things potentially also to be supported. Linaro just held its Linaro Connect Asia here in Macau this week and I will be posting many videos from there, interviewing Linaro engineers about some of the latest Linux hacking work they are doing to speed up all ARM Powered devices.

Samsung Exynos 5422 Octa-core and Exynos 5260 Hexa-core

Posted by – March 6, 2014

Samsung releases the Exynos5422, their fastest yet Octa-core ARM Processor, with optimized HMP Heterogeneous Multi-processing support with all 8 cores working simultaneously at up to 2.1Ghz reaching something like 20 thousand on Antutu benchmark (which is a lot). The performance for ARM Chromebooks may be extremely high. The Exynos5422 may have more than double the CPU performance over the Exynos5250 of previous generation Chromebooks (according to some online benchmarks for the dual-core Exynos5250 in Nexus 10 compared with the Antutu number Samsung shows for their Octa core Exynos5422 Antutu result), this should provide for some extremely powerful new Samsung ARM Powered Chromebooks! Samsung also announced the 6-core Exynos5260 with 2 big ARM Cortex-A15 cores and 4 LITTLE ARM Cortex-A7 cores, a design that may feed well for the mid-range market perhaps also better for Android Smartphone usage scenarios while the Exynos5422 may be best on Chromebooks that may need higher burst performance. The Samsung Exynos5422 is going to ship in the newly announced $399 Samsung Chromebook 2 with a 13.3″ FHD display, 4GB RAM, 16GB Flash and an ultra-thin and light form factor for a laptop.

MHL 3.0 does 4K playback, 600mbitps USB Host data channel, HDCP 2.2

Posted by – March 5, 2014

MHL demonstrates the amazing Sony Xperia Z2 with 4K output through MHL 3.0 with HDCP 2.2 content protection (required by Hollywood for 4K playback), then they show a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 reference board with Silicon Image Sil8620 doing MHL 3.0 outputting to a MHL 3.0 Docking Board with the SIlicon Image SiI9394 MHL 3.0-to-HDMI 2.0 bridge IC. What’s also really awesome is they can stream fast data through the USB Host ports on the MHL 3.0 Dock and back through the phone. This is absolutely awesome and I have been waiting for this type of 600mbitps bandwidth on USB Host to be added to MHL, thus potentially using Smartphones as desktops and laptops when docked in desktop docks and laptop docks like the Acer Extend featured in my other MHL 3.0 video about productivity: http://armdevices.net/2014/02/28/mhl-for-productivity-acer-extend-mediatek-mt6592-mhl-optimizations-and-dellroku-mhl-hdmi-sticks/

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, 6.4mm

Posted by – March 5, 2014

1920×1200 10.1″ display, Android 4.4, 2.3 GHz Qualcomm APQ8074+MSM8974AB, 3GB RAM, 8.1mpix back 2.2mpix front camera. Thin at only 6.4mm and 440 grams in weight, Sony claims the Xperia Z2 Tablet to be the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet in a 10.1” package.

thl shows 5″ FHD MT6592 with 13mpix front and back, 2700mAh

Posted by – March 5, 2014

Shenzhen THL shows their latest high-end Smartphone on the MT6592 Octa Core, already in mass production with a 5″ 1080p display with Gorilla Glass, selling 200K per month out of their Shenzhen factory. They also show a 4.5″ and 4.7″ qHD on MT6582M and a 6.6″ FHD MT6592 Octa Core phablet.

Shenzhen Unitone shows 6″, 7″, 7.85″ MT8389 3G tablets

Posted by – March 4, 2014

Unitone sell 3G tablets from $50 to $100 from 6″, 7″ and 7.85″.

350€ Wiko Highway MT6592 Octa Core, 5″ FHD Gorilla Glass, 7.7mm

Posted by – March 4, 2014

Wiko shows their Octa Core Smartphone with a nice 5″ FHD display unscratchable with Gorilla Glass, 16megapixel Sony sensor camera, MT6592 Octa Core, it’s available now for 350€ in France and a few other markets in Europe. Wiko is the third biggest smartphone brand in France and they want to expand to other markets.