Category: OS

Utime Android Phones and Feature Phones

Posted by – December 23, 2013

Utime is a manufacturer of cellphones and they began making them in 2008 and sells around 300,000 phones per month. Utime makes a MTK 6589 phone with a 4.5″ (presumably HD)screen for 68 USD in bulk. Utime makes a 6″ device with a 8 core (dual quad core) MTK 6592T processor for an unspecified price. Utime also makes feature phones as well as Android smartphones. Utime’s cheapest phone sells for 37 USD.

Five Technology Latest Rockchip Android Tablets

Posted by – December 23, 2013

5 technology is OEM and ODM maker of Android tablets. 5 technology sells around 50,000 tablets per month. Products from 5 technology include a 10.1″ quad core full hd tablet with an unspecified price. 5 technology also makes a iPad Mini like device with a Rockchip 3188 processor. 5 technology makes a more interesting 10″ tablet with a morgan touch stylus.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

Geniatech dual-boots Linux with Qt UI on their AmLogic based Set-top-boxes

Posted by – December 19, 2013

Geniatech engineer shows how they support dual-booting to some basic Linux from the SD card on several of the Geniatech Android Set-top-boxes, going back to their single-core AmLogic M3 based Set-top-boxes and also to their new ones. Geniatech tries or wants to provide everything open source and unlock their Set-top-boxes so for users who want a cheap ARM Powered Linux box, they can use Geniatech for that also.

Pipo M8HD, 10.1″ 1920×1200, RK3188, 2GB RAM

Posted by – December 18, 2013

Pipo shows their Pipo M8HD 10.1″ Full HD Rockchip RK3188 Tablet, 2GB RAM, started to ship around October 2013, competes with Nexus 10 and the price is about half of Nexus 10 and about 30% of the latest iPad. 5 megapixel back camera with flash. The multi-window Android user interface option also comes included, being developed by Rockchip. The possible retail price is $169€.

Omate Truesmart, MT6572 Android Smart Watch

Posted by – December 18, 2013

Omate raised over $1 Million on Kickstarter, selling the MT6572 single-sim card smart watch starting at $199, they have been shipping for the past 2 weeks. Android functionality, support by MediaTek, 1.54″ LG 240×240 LCD capacitive touchscreen display using Sapphire Crystal coating to make it unscratchable. GPS, 5 Megapixel built-in camera, 600mAh battery, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Vibration, Bluetooth 4.0 and much more.

Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth, runs on 30 Smartphones, all ARM Servers and upcoming ARM Laptops

Posted by – December 17, 2013

Ubuntu Founder, Mark Shuttleworth, talks about why he started Ubuntu, how it runs on 30 different ARM Powered Smartphones, on all the ARM Servers, on upcoming ARM Powered Laptops also. GPU providers opening up more and more to allow full Ubuntu hardware acceleration, optimizing Ubuntu on one GPU can enable Ubuntu on ARM Powered phones, tablets, laptops and desktops also.

Robert Scoble “Age of Context” at LeWeb 2013

Posted by – December 17, 2013

The five converging forces promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives. You know them as: mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology. Combined with social media they form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends. Armed with that knowledge our personal devices can anticipate what we’ll need next and serve us better than a butler or an executive assistant.

You can buy Robert Scoble’s new book or ebook at amazon.com

Droid Translator automatic Android conversation translation app

Posted by – December 16, 2013

The dream of speaking one language that instantly translates to another language when you are traveling to some foreign country is now possible. Here using the tiwinnovation’s startup’sapp Droid Translator, which sends text to speech then speech to text from one Android device to the other. You can find Droid Translator for Android here: http://droid-translator.tiwinnovations.com/ and on Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tiwlab.droidtranslator

Here’s their official presentation at the LeWeb 2013 Startup Competition:

Eightly Experience Engine, hosted on the cloud, presented by Andy Grignon

Posted by – December 12, 2013

At LeWeb 2013, Eightly is launched, presented for the first time. The idea is to make it easy for anyone to create iPad/iPhone and Android apps/experiences just by filling out a form, or/and by dragging and dropping actions, events, rules, parameters, sources of content, links etc onto an experience creator user interface. The idea to provide wiziwig type of UI for people to create apps for Smartphones, Tablets, Set-top-boxes, Smart Watches and more. When you create a channel inside of Eightly, you can assemble and combine experiences, features, designs, while Eightly thus combines those features using their smooth graphics accelerated native code user interfaces and fill them out with the contents and ideas that people have and want to share on smart devices with their friends, family, perhaps also for businesses to share their ideas to customers also.

Shenzhen Geniatech CEO Interview, AmLogic Android TV Set-top-box Innovation Leader

Posted by – December 10, 2013

Shenzhen Geniatech http://geniatech.com was founded by Mr Fang 16 years ago and is one of the world’s early Multimedia Set-top-box makers. Starting since 4 years ago doing ARM based Set-top-boxes, Geniatech is now the world’s leader using the latest AmLogic multimedia optimized ARM Processors, getting early access to AmLogic alpha development, being able to optimize the multimedia functionality, supporting all audio and video codecs, implementing innovative features that other Set-top-box makers don’t support. For example 4K2K decoding, open source, many licences including Adobe and with a strong support team in Shanghai. The use of ARM Powered Android for TV Set-top-boxes is a high potential high growth market, many competitors are trying to use Android on the Set-top-box, as Google TV is turning into Android TV, Geniatech still has very big room for innovation into implementing Android on the TV Box, doing more customization based on Android and AmLogic’s latest SoC, porting DRM, NFC Driver support on USB, Zigbee driver and more differentiation based on different kind of accessories for example microphone on remote control also TV Tuner USB Dongle, HDMI loop-through input functionality, able to release private API on CEC HDMI Control Interface, IR Blaster, Bluetooth etc enabling customers to develop B2B applications on top of Geniatech’s platform. For example hotel VOD, Games and more.