This new Windows 8 RT on ARM device is a bit like the Asus Transformer Prime but Asus does not want to call it a Transformer Book, it’s running Windows on ARM only, no dual-boot with Android for now (my guess is maybe they change their mind by the release of this device in October or whenever Windows 8 is released). This is kind of a prototype, although the hardware is pretty much the same as the Asus Transformer Prime with Tegra3, this one has 2GB of RAM.
This huge 18.4″ Asus capacitive tablet runs on an ARM Processor (yet unannounced) and when docked, it can switch to Windows 8 on Intel Windows 8 and switch back to ARM Android.
Here’s a sub-1KG Intel powered Ultrabook built using carbon fiber.
It’s a bit heavier than an Ultrabook, it may come with a hard drive or SSD and DVD drive in the keyboard dock.
This is the big announcement from Asus at this Computex. They add a screen, which significantly reduces the battery life (if both screens are in use at the same time). This announcement sounds to me like a usual type of announcement for Asus, last year it was the Asus PadPhone. I think none are going to be popular. The form factors just seem to be wrong, price too high, power consumption too high, usability non-seamless. Intel/Microsoft are just not the right combination for success anymore.
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical talks about Ubuntu on ARM and Canonical at Linaro.
Here’s 19 minutes with Zach Pfeffer, Linaro Android Tech Lead, talking about the future of Android.
Bernhard Rosenkränzer who is the Android Toolchain expert at Linaro shows how Linaro’s version of Android 4.0.4 runs about twice as fast as stock Android 4.0.4 on the TI OMAP4430 Powered Pandaboard.
It’s the OpenGL ES port that they have been working on for quite a while.