Category: OS

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Intrinsic Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 Dragonboard

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 26, 2013

This new Intrinsic Dragonboard uses as Snapdragon 800 processor and has an optional display. The Dragonboard is capable of playing 4k video. The Dragonboard can even run Ubuntu. The dragonboard is already available for a price of 499 USD. INTRINSYC makes both system on module designs for 200 USD as well as development boards.

ZXD Android Phones

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 24, 2013

ZXD is a manufacturer of mobile phones and they have been in business for around 5 years. ZXD sels around 300,000 phones per month. ZXD didn't always make mobile phones they also used to make mp3/mp4 players. ZXD makes both feature phones and Android phones. ZXD makes a MTK 6515 based device for 34 USD (2g) or 35 USD (3g). ZXD also makes the G60 model with a 6" (1280x720) screen and a MTK 6582 processor for 140 USD as well as the G59 model for 100 USD with an inferior screen and CPU. The G50 comes with a MTK 6589 processor for 101 USD and the G55 comes with a MTK 6982 processor. The G46 sells for 76 USD and G45 sells for 78 USD. The G35 is 44 USD with a 4" wvga screen.

Utime Android Phones and Feature Phones

Posted by juliusaugustus – 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 juliusaugustus – 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 Charbax – 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 Charbax – 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 Charbax – 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 240x240 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 Charbax – 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 Charbax – 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 Charbax – 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: