Category: Smartphones

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Moto Z Moto Mods Developer Program on Indiegogo, Hackathons

Posted by Charbax – November 16, 2016

After my initial video showing off the Moto Z and its awesome Moto Mods, here is an Interview with Stephen McDonnell, Director of the Moto Mods Developer Program and with Christian Flowers, Engineer on the Moto Mods platform, talking about the plans that Motorola has to promote their awesome Moto Mods ecosystem, promoting ideas and innovative development through Indiegogo at https://enterprise.indiegogo.com/motomods/ and through Hackathons in New York, in the Silicon Valley and elsewhere to come read more at http://modthefuture.com/

Moto Z, Projector, Camera, Speaker, Battery MotoMods

Posted by Charbax – November 15, 2016

Lenovo Motorola Moto Z is an amazing new Smartphone, with Greybus (watch the video that I filmed with Greg Kroah-Hartman on their Greybus development for Google's discontinued Project Ara) based data and hot-swappable power pogopin docking technology on an ultra-thin Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Smartphone design, with options to dock a TI DLP Pico Projector MotoMod, a Hasselblad True Zoom Photo/Video Camera, JBL SoundBoost Speaker and the Incipio offGRID Power Pack, all MotoMods that customizes and expands the functionalities of a Smartphone. An absolutely fascinating potential evolution for the Smartphone market, Motorola is developing a potentially amazing ecosystem for future-proof MotoMods that can turn your Smartphone into a Project, into a point-and-shoot quality Camera, into an amazingly loud Speaker and that can expand its battery life easily. All these MotoMods are magnetically locked onto the back of the Moto Z. Now Motorola is also releasing the Moto Mods Development Kit to enable third parties to develop new MotoMods for the Moto Z, for example I hope someone makes an ultra-thin E Ink Mobius (flexible, plastic and non-glass) display for the back-size of the smartphone, a Kent Displays CH-LCD based notes taking back case and a LapDock Laptop Dock to use the Moto Z to power the Ultra-thin Laptop dock and desktop dock. The functionalities of Moto Z can also expand through the TurboPower fast charging USB Type C which I have used with USB Type C to SD card adapter, for example to upload videos from my SD card to YouTube. The possibilities with the Moto Z ecosystem are very, very interesting. But for these to get the attention of the consumers worldwide, I think that Lenovo/Motorola needs to lower the price of the bundles to around $599 for the phone including the Projector MotoMod, $699 including Projector and E Ink MotoMod, $349 or $399 for the Moto Z by itself (instead of the current $699). $699 should also be a bundle to include an ultra-thin and ultra-light small bezel 13.3" Laptop Dock and Desktop Dock MotoMod and with the appropriate Remix OS like Android implementation through Android Nougat to support full Android Powered Productivity on the external display.

360 video: China Sourcing Fair 2016 part2

Posted by Charbax – November 8, 2016

Watch this video in your VR headset or use your phone with a cardboard/VR adapter for best experience! Walking around the China Sourcing Fair AsiaWorld Expo showfloor from filming the JingTeng turning head security robot, filming at the Veidoo booth showing their $28 All-in-one VR headset, Foxcom, Appscom Smartwatches booth, the latest Alldocube 2-in-1 Laptops and Snapdragon 210 Phablets and finishing off with the 10.3" E Ink mockup at the Boyue booth. Filmed using the Shuoying 1080p dual-lens Panoview 360 VR camera, see my Interviews and my Factory Tour with Shuoying here: http://armdevices.net/category/companies/shuoying/

Alldocube 13.5″ (3000×2000) Reference Design Laptop and Reference Design Phablet For Windows and Android

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 8, 2016

Alldcube is an ODM that makes reference designs for other companies to use on various products such Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones with ARM and x86. Alldocube has a unreleased 13.5" (3000x2000) reference design laptop with undisclosed internals. Alldocube has ARM reference designs for laptops and Tablets. Alldocube 6.98" HD (1280x720) phablets have an msm 8909 processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 marketed by Allwinner to be used with Android or Windows phone.

Ulefone Power with 6000mAh

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 30, 2016

The Ulefone 3035 features a 6000mh battery with a 64 bit octa core processor, lte and full hd display. Ulefone also makes a rugged phone called the armor with an IP68 specification for water resistance and resistance other forms of damage.
http://ulefone.com/

Latest Allwinner products, Laptops, 2-in-1, VR, Tablets, IoT, Robots, Drones, Car DVRs

Posted by Charbax – October 26, 2016

Tour of the Allwinner showroom at China Sourcing Fair 2016, with Damien from the Allwinner Business Development group (industry insiders can contact him at Damien@allwinnertech.com), showing the latest products powered by Allwinner on the market, such as the Phoenix OS based Laptop, Double OS (dual UI of Android) for 2-in-1 market developed in partnership with the Phoenix OS team, the latest Android Marshmallow tablets, including the Aikun Morphus X300 powered by Allwinner. Here also are presented the latest Allwinner powered all-in-one VR devices starting with Allwinner A33 and support for A83T and A64 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Allwinner also shows some Smart Home IoT type products powered by Allwinner such as smart vacuum cleaner, smart home robot and smart wifi speaker (Amazon Alexa or Google Home possibly possible), talking about next year's successor of the Allwinner A33 for the tablet market, which they might do on a lower nanometer to lower power consumption and optimize the low-cost Tablet market further. Allwinner shows some of their Phablets released in partnership with qualcomm, where Allwinner is helping to get shipped Qualcomm based LTE tablets on Snapdragon 200 and 400 series working with the design houses and factories in Shenzhen to get them done more. Allwinner has a big position in the auto market with after market smart Android powered smart mirrors, smart car dashboard and Smart car-dvr products which are quite popular in China, adding object recognition, car parking support, lane departure and car distance alerts and more. Allwinner is also in Drones with their camera chip, in E Ink Android based e-readers, smart speakers (with multi-room sync), and web-TV Karaoke tablets popular in the Chinese market.

$139 Elephone S7 and R9, MediaTek deca-core Helio X20 with 5.5″ FHD JDI bezel-less display

Posted by Charbax – October 22, 2016

Elephone S7 is a beautiful phone starting at $139 are showing their newest 5.5" FHD 1080p JDI curved-to-sides bezel-less display, running on the MediaTek Helio X20 MTK6797, tri-cluster dual ARM Cortex-A72, quad high frequency ARM Cortex-A53 and quad low frequency ARM Cortex-A53. Runs Android 6.0, has Front 5.0MP + Rear 13.0MP with AF and flash light, BT4.0, GPS, Hotknot, OTG, OTA, Iris Recognition, Smart gestures, Wake Gesture, 3000mAh, Dual nano SIM dual standby. Comes with 2GB/3GB and 4GB RAM with 16/32/64GB Flash. You can pre-order this phone at http://www.elephone.hk

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Drone Lead-Go smartphones with MTK6735P, MTK6572/6582

Posted by stromium – September 20, 2016

Drone Lead-go (HK) Digit Technology Co., Ltd is a HongKong-based manufacturer of that shows here their DLG502 smartphone running a 5” 720p display, MediaTek MTK6735P chipset, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 8MP + 2MP front/rear camera configuration, and LTE connectivity for Chinese TDD bands. It sells for US$52 at an MoQ of 3000 units. The DLG5W5 uses MTK6582, 5” TN LCD display (854x480px), 512MB RAM, VGA+2MP camera configuration, 4GB ROM and 3G connectivity for US$33. Their 3G tablet with an 8” display costs US$39.

Shenzhen Banana tablets and smartphones with MTK6582, RK3688

Posted by stromium – September 11, 2016

Shenzhen Banana Technology Co., Ltd., is based in Shenzhen and started off as a trading company. They now have their own manufacturing plant and make tablets. Manufacturing approximately 50k pieces per month, their most popular tablet is shown here. It uses an Intel chipset and costs US$65. The other, larger tablet uses a RockChip RK3688 CPU and has what seems like a 10.1” display. The 7” Intel model sells for US$40. Tablets have been made for 5 years and smartphones for 2 years – they show a model with a MediaTek MT6582 quad-core CPU that sells for US$53.

Quality Industrial glasses-free 3D smartphone

Posted by stromium – September 11, 2016

China-based Quality Industrial manufactures a range of smartphones, also on display here. The highlight is the flagship  3D model, which features a 6” 1080p screen that allows playing of 3D content without having to use glasses. It runs on MediaTek  MTK6752VL which uses ARM Cortex-A53 architecture at 2 GHz. The phone ships with Android 5.1. It has 13 MP rear and 5MP front camera which  shoots 3D pictures using only a single sensor, taking multiple shots for depth.It costs US$175.