Category: OS

Samsung MultiScreen SDK launch November 12th 2013

Posted by – November 10, 2013

Juan Pablo Gnecco of Samsung presents the new Samsung MultiScreen SDK with new set of APIs for apps to support Multiple screens, providing Chromecast like features, providing features for interaction on top of live TV images, so you will be able to do a new bunch of features, all 2014 Samsung TVs will have this pre-installed and 2013 Samsung TVs will have this support through a software update.

Introduction to Fraunhofer with HP Baumeister

Posted by – November 9, 2013

Fraunhofer is a large non-profit organization with 22 thousand employees at 60 institutes mostly in Germany doing applied research and development. “You name it, Fraunhofer probably does it”. In San Jose, Fraunhofer has an office catering to the Silicon Valley companies like Google, Apple etc. For example, they open sourced AAC into Android, enabling Jelly Bean and higher to have the highest audio quality at the lowest bitrate. And for example AAC-ELD is in Apple FaceTime for low latency real-time audio (and/or video) communications.

Android 4.4 Linaro on Galaxy Nexus

Posted by – November 5, 2013

Bernhard Rosenkränzer, Linaro Android Builds and Baselines Engineer, presents Android 4.4 running on the Galaxy Nexus from his house in the mountains of Switzerland. Once the code is made available at http://linaro.org, this will be a chance for people who can’t get the Nexus 5 to try out Android 4.4.

Previous Android 4.4 at Linaro videos:
Android 4.4 KitKat release impressions at Linaro Connect 2013
Linaro developer talks Android 4.4 in front of the KitKat statue at Android Google Headquarters in Mountain View California
Android 4.4 KitKat release first impressions by Bernhard Rosenkränzer (Linaro Android developer)

Linaro developer talks Android 4.4 in front of the KitKat statue at Android Google Headquarters in Mountain View California

Posted by – November 2, 2013

Linaro Android developer Bernhard Rosenkränzer talks about KitKat, talks about the Linaro Connect and talks about the plans for Linaro on Android in the future.

Android 4.4 KitKat release impressions at Linaro Connect 2013

Posted by – November 1, 2013

After the first night of hacking the source code, the Linaro Android Team featuring Khasim Syed Mohammed and Bernhard Rosenkränzer talk about ART replacing Dalvik VM, better memory management, support for new sensors, Browser being replaced with Chromium, WiFi Printing support, NFC smartcard emulation and more!

Android 4.4 KitKat release first impressions by Bernhard Rosenkränzer (Linaro Android developer)

Posted by – November 1, 2013

First impressions by Bernhard Rosenkränzer (Linaro Android developer) on Android 4.4 KitKat release. Includes talk on ART replacing DALVIK, Improvement on OpenCL support and more..

My latest Smartphone collection on Android Central Live @ Samsung Developers conference 2013

Posted by – October 29, 2013

Check me on the Android Central show showing off my samples of some of the latest cheapest Android phones out of China. My range of latest phones include MediaTek MT6572 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 (512MB RAM) phones at $55 4″ (2G iPhone 5S style), $58 4″ 3G, $65 (3G SGS4-Mini style), $72 (3G SGS4 style), Spreadtrum 2G based at $36 4″ (2G Nokia windows phone style), $43 5.3″ (2G Note3 style), my Onyx E43 E Ink Android phone and Onyx Freescale iMX6 Solo Lite Android 4.0 E Ink E-reader.

Anyone else in the Silicon Valley would like to check out these devices? Let me know! I’ll be video-blogging at the ARM Techcon and Linaro Connect at the Santa Clara Convention Center during these next 4 days, then to spend another 6 days in San Francisco. I would like to visit the Twit Cottage next Sunday and I hope someone at Google invites me to their Mountain View headquarters!

This video was published at: http://www.androidcentral.com/android-central-live-nicolas-has-coolest-toys

HP Chromebook 11 unboxing and first boot

Posted by – October 29, 2013

I decided to buy a $279 ($303 with taxes) HP Chromebook 11 with the Exynos5250 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 with Mali-T604 inside, even though it would have been nice if it already would have been shipping with the newer Exynos5420 Octa Core ARM Cortex-A15/A7 with Mali-T628. I guess that Samsung doesn’t yet provide their latest big.LITTLE yet for third parties to ship in devices? As soon as a good cheap 13.3″ Exynos5420 Chromebook is available I’ll probably switch to that latest ARM Chromebook as my main video-blogging laptop.

Hampoo OMAP5 PCB Design House

Posted by – October 24, 2013

Hampoo shows some of their OMAP5 PCB Designs, use cases may be for in-car entertainment systems, medial usage, industrial usage. Of course it also depends what Texas Instruments plans to do with OMAP5 precisely. Hampoo may be one of the leading PCB designers in Shenzhen designing special use case PCB designs, they have a long history working on OMAP3, OMAP4 and OMAP5 and they now also work on Exynos5 and some other designs to come. Hampoo showcases their naked eye 3D tablet also, based on OMAP4470, I also filmed Hampoo showing off their tablets at Computex here: http://armdevices.net/2013/07/19/arm-cortex-a9-glass-free-3d-tab-10-1inch-by-hampoo/

Contact Hampoo:
Snehesh Sinha
snehesh@hampoo.com
http://www.hampoo.com

Adreamer shows $60 6.5″ MT6572, $150 9.7″ MT6572, $50 DreamerTab A20, $75 MSM8225Q and more

Posted by – October 23, 2013

Adreamer shows their latest range of tablets. including $60 7″ MT6572, $150 9.7″ MT6572, $48 7″ RK3168, $50 Kids tablet on Allwinner A20, $128 10.1″ RK3188 with removable Huawei 3G card, $160 9.7″ MT8389. Adreamer sells about 60K tablets per month with 300 workers in their factory.

Contact Adreamer (serious distributors only please):
Shenzhen Adreamer Technology Co Ltd
Julie Zhu, Overseas Sales
juliezhu@adreamertech.com
http://www.adreamertech.com
Mobile: +86 13714679016
Phone: +86 75529190880

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