Category: OS

299€ Huawei MediaPad M1 8″ Tablet with 4G LTE

Posted by – March 11, 2014

This is Huawei’s budget 8″ 1280×800 IPS tablet with the HiSilicon Kirin 910 1.6GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Mali-450 GPU, 5-megapixel camera, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, 4800mAh battery, dual front-facing speakers, 7.9mm thinness and a weight of 329gr.

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Nokia Here Maps, an overview

Posted by – March 11, 2014

Nokia makes Here Maps, to compete with Google Maps, Baidu Maps and Bing Maps. Now Nokia has ported Here Maps for Android, exclusively for now on the Nokia X Android phone. This video features an 18 minute overview of Nokia Here maps, including the UI, technology overview, automotive and more.

$299 OMATE MT6572 Smartwatch

Posted by – March 11, 2014

OMATE shows their latest Smartwatch in Pink color, a lighter form factor still with a 500mAh battery, camera, with a retail price of $299, they are ramping up the mass production now. You can also see my video with the founder and CEO of OMATE here: http://armdevices.net/2013/12/18/omate-truesmart-mt6572-android-smart-watch/

4K video on Sony Xperia Z2

Posted by – March 10, 2014

4K video recording and playback on a phone is amazing. Here Sony shows and talks about their Qualcomm S801 powered 4K video support on their new flagship Sony Xperia Z2 phone. They also show awesome 4K video playback using MHL 3.0 to a huge Sony 4K TV. Sony also ships a new stereo microphone accessory for higher quality microphone support.

NXP shows Worlds Smallest 5V Qi Wireless Charger

Posted by – March 10, 2014

NXP Semiconductors demonstrates their new Qi wireless charging transmitter device, which integrates all the circuits for a 5V mobile phone charger in an extremely small package measuring only 5-mm square. Using the NXP solution, fewer than 10 external components are needed to build a complete low-power 5V Qi A5/A11 wireless charging transmitter, alongside the Qi coil and resonant capacitors. The small footprint of the NXP NXQ1TXA5 system-on-chip means that the whole transmitter sits on a PCB of less than 1.5 cm-square with components on a single side. This opens up interesting possibilities for innovative wireless charging pad designs, including fitting the transmitter within the center of the Qi coil.

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MHL for Automotive, integrating Smartphones into Cars

Posted by – March 10, 2014

More than 400 Million MHL enabled Smartphones can now connect to cars, integrating the content and smart connectivity functions of the MHL-enabled smartphones into the in-car infotainment screens. 50 after-market in-car infotainment systems shipping from Pioneer, JVC, Kenwood, Sony have already integrated MHL support in their latest after-market car radios, mirroring all applications, video, music and information on the car display while charging the phone.

You can read more about it at http://meetmhl.com/FeaturedAutomotive.aspx

219€ Alcatel One Touch idol 2, MT6582 3G, 239€ MSM8926 LTE

Posted by – March 9, 2014

219€ (retail price) for the 5″ qHD nice looking display, MT6582 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 for the 3G version, and there’s an 239€ LTE verion using the Qualcomm MSM8926 also.

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