Category: OS

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.

Huawei MediaPad X1, 7″ FHD, 7.8mm thin LTE tablet

Posted by – March 3, 2014

Huawei shows what they claim is the world’s thinnest tablet running on the new HiSilicon Kirin 910 LTE-enabled (Cat.4) chip with a quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A9 processor with Mali-450 GPU, at just 7.8mm thin, 239gr in weight, with a 7″ 1920×1200 display, they claim it has 20-25 hours battery life with the 5000mAh battery capacity (wow?). It has dual 13MP and 5MP cameras and built-in 4G LTE support.

Canonical at MWC 2014, latest phones to ship running Ubuntu OS

Posted by – March 3, 2014

Canonical announces the Meizu MX3 and BQ Aquaris to ship with Ubuntu OS pre-loaded in Q3 this year. You can also watch my previous video with Mark Shuttleworth from a couple months ago about the latest from Canonical from his perspective: http://armdevices.net/2013/12/17/ubuntu-founder-mark-shuttleworth-runs-on-30-smartphones-all-arm-servers-and-upcoming-arm-laptops/

ARM Cortex-A17

Posted by – March 1, 2014

Nandan Nayampally, ARM VP of Processor Marketing presents ARM Cortex-A17. ARM expects over 500 million mid-range smartphones to be shipped in 2015. The ARM Cortex-A17 provides a product that will be defining the performance and feature set for that mid-range smartphone segment. ARM Cortex-A17 is the most efficient mid-range mobile solution for smartphones and tablets ARM has ever delivered, essentially delivering a new mid-range performance point for 2015 (and beyond) that matches today’s high-end phones and tablets at a mid-range price point. ARM Cortex-A17 provides 60 percent higher performance than the Cortex-A9 and by using big.LITTLE technology Cortex-A17 can be paired with the Cortex-A7 processor for full system coherency. ARM Cortex-A17 is launched as part of ARM’s new suite of ARM IP for mid-range mobile devices together with the Mali-T720 GPU, Mali DP500 DPU, Mali-V500 and ARM POP IP.

Read more: community.arm.com

Alcatel One Touch idol 2 mini, 199€ MSM8926 LTE and 169€ MSM8212 3G

Posted by – March 1, 2014

4.5″ qHD in affordable LTE for 199€ retail, and 3G version for 169€ retail price. Using the pin compatible (I guess) MSM8926 for LTE and MSM8212 for 3G.

Wiko Wax on Nvidia Tegra4i with LTE support

Posted by – March 1, 2014

Wiko Wax to be sold at 200€, with 4.7″ 720p, LTE using the Nvidia Tegra4i platform, to be available around April or so. Wiko is the third biggest Smartphone brand in France and they want to expand to more markets around the world. Wiko for example sells more than Apple and is second after Samsung in France at online retailers like rueducommerce, fnac, ldlc, cdiscount and more. 5megapixels front camera and 8megapixels back camera.