Category: OS

Viewsonic VSD241 24″ and VSD220 22″ All-in-one Android Computers

Posted by – March 3, 2013

You get the full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience on the 24" Viewsonic VSD241 1080p display running on a Tegra3 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the 22" Viewsonic VSD220 1080p display running on the OMAP4430 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9. The price of integrating the ARM SoC with Android is perhaps not much more than selling the touch screen display by itself, and with the HDMI input and USB you can connect any Windows 8 Laptop or Desktop to this screen to thus use the same large touch screen to also use Windows 8.

WildTangent game monetization and distribution

Posted by – March 3, 2013

WildTangent is distributed on around 100 million devices around the world, on PCs and mobile devices. They provide a game store monetization and distribution system for games.

iReadyGo Much i5, Exynos4412 and MT6589 portable gaming console

Posted by – March 3, 2013

iReadyGo already has the Much i4 on the market with a 5" 800x480 and Exynos4412 processor, their next generation is to have a 5" 960x540 and the quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor. They say that they have sold 10 thousand units of the Exynos4412 device at about $250 street price in China.

Marvell PXA1088 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 smartphone reference design

Posted by – March 3, 2013

Marvell shows their new PXA1088 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, here in a reference design smartphone. They also show the dual-core PXA968 with CDMA and with TD-SCDMA both pin-compatible in a 7" tablet reference design.

You can read more about the PXA1088 here: http://www.marvell.com/communication-processors/pxa1088/assets/Marvell_PXA1088-02_product_brief.pdf

Nvidia Tegra4 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 with HDR video and photo engine

Posted by – March 2, 2013

Nvidia is releaing their quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor, here demonstrating their Chimera camcorder and photography engine that enables fast and easy HDR photography and video recording. They have a special sensor and technology that allows one optical system to record enough range to create HDR video at full 1080p 30fps framerate enabling also HDR photography on all upcoming Tegra4 devices without needing to take more than one picture. Tegra4 can playback 4K video, it has a 72-core GPU enabling advanced graphics and GPU Compute and a lot of other features.

Nvidia Tegra 4i Quad-core 2.3Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 with i500 baseband

Posted by – March 2, 2013

Nvidia implements the 4th revision of the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture for Smartphones and Tablets with Nvidia's new i500 LTE modem built-in on the die, they expect up to 2x more performance over the Tegra3 with even better battery life. Nvidia's software defined baseband radio means the same hardware supports LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G, carriers can deploy 3G devices that can support LTE and any future baseband radio systems by simply pushing a software update.

Nvidia Shield with Tegra4 hands-on

Posted by – March 2, 2013

Here's a bit of real gaming on an Nvidia Shield prototype at Mobile World Congress 2013. This is Nvidia entering the console games market with actual console hardware showcasing their new Tegra4 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with their 72-core GPU! Availability is Q2 2013, they haven't yet announced the pricing.

Moimstone Android and WiFi SIP and DECT VOIP home phones

Posted by – March 2, 2013

Moistone of South Korea shows their new MWP1100A Dual Band Wi-Fi Phone for SIP VOIP usage in the home on WiFi and their DMP5000 Dual Mode Phone with Wi-Fi and DECT on Android support in the home VOIP SIP phone.

Yota Devices at Mobile World Congress 2013

Posted by – February 28, 2013

This is a tour of the Yota Devices booth at Mobile World Congress 2013, including overviews of their upcoming E Ink LCD dual-mode YotaPhone and their LTE modems and routers, they are releasing several new products including one LTE router with a large capacity battery that lasts up to 21 hours and can connect 8 devices to that LTE connection at the same time.

$169 HP Slate 7 Android tablet

Posted by – February 28, 2013

HP seems to have given up making the Palm OS and now is back in the Android tablet market with this affordable 7" Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core tablet to be sold for $169.