Ubuntu is being used around the world, on servers, to power the cloud, switches, routers, base stations and Snappy Ubuntu works on drones, robots and more for the IoT world. Snappy 3.0 will be on Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu also shows off Ubuntu on Smartphones, Tablets, and their Nexus 4 showing convergence running "the same" Ubuntu on the phone and on the external display as a dekstop. Check back for my Ubuntu booth tour video coming up.
Phoenix OS Android UI for Productivity on Alcatel OneTouch Xess 17.3″ All-in-One 64bit Octa-core MT8783
Alcatel OneTouch Xess is an All-in-One big screen tablet BigTablet to function as an Android computer for family home use, it comes with 17.3’’ Full HD 1080p IPS display and 10 point capacitive touch, powered by MediaTek MT8783 64bit Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 with ARM Mali-T720 GPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash, with 10000mAh battery the battery life is up to 6 hours doing Full HD video playback, with front 5MP camera, 3-watt JBL stereo speakers, dual microphones. There is a hiden pop-up dock in the back with USB and earphone port, and a nice stainless adjustable carrying handle and multi-angle stand, supports gesture control using the front camera for kitchen use. Alcatel OneTouch Xess runs a windows-like GUI on Android 5.1 called Phoenix OS developed by a team in Beijing, ARMdevices.net also published similar Android UI in Remix OS and the Rockchip LightBizOS
Seshu Madhavapeddy, VP of Product Management, responsible for the mobile compute product line at Qualcomm shows us a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Powered Tablet, it's an octa-core quad ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 on 28nm process node, with Cat6 LTE. The Qualcomm SD652 based tablet is now fully mass produced on the market, can be sold through different brands, with better specs at half the price of the iPad mini. It also features Immersive Audio for 3D audio and Adaptive Display that adjusts the color palette based on the light situation significantly improving the video playback quality, what Qualcomm calls the Tablet Home Theatre on the go experience. You can read more about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 here: https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/processors/652
Watch the Huawei MWC 2015 press conference from my seat. Please link to the official recorded press conference video in the comments so that I can also link to it here for people who prefer to watch the official video, if there is one.
Huawei releases their first Intel Winfoes consumer device at $699-$1599 with Intel core m3/m5/m7, 4GB/8GB RAM, 128-512GB SSD, $129 Keyboard dock, $89 MateDock for HDMI/Ethernet/2xUSB.
Huawei CEO of Consumer says Huawei will overtake Apple in the next 2 years and they expect Huawei to be the number 1 in front of Samsung within 5 years from now. At MWC 2016, Huawei launches their first Intel Microsoft Windows 10 device, the MateBook, with Intel Core M3/M5/M7, with thin design, finger ID on the side, 128-512GB SSD, 4-8GB RAM, priced at $699-$1599 depending on the Intel processor, RAM and SSD choice and the Keyboard dock at $129, the USB Type-C MateDock is $89 extra. European prices are higher. This is not a $499 ARM Powered device. Google didn't get Android yet to function for productivity (full Chrome on Android). Huawei didn't force Microsoft to port all Windows 10 to Kirin950 ARM Cortex-A72 big.LITTLE.
Sungworld shows Kids Tablet powered by Rockchip RK3126 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash, runs Android 5.1, comes with 7'' 1024*600 IPS screen, with 2 mega pixel rear camera and 0.3 mega pixel front camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, with a cute rubber cover, bulk price at $35 for 1000pcs MOQ order. Sungworld also show $20 kids tracker on the show.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is shown in a real phone in LeTV Le Max Pro, with Qualcomm saying that they have 80+ design wins for the Snapdragon 820 custom 64bit processor, now to be mass manufactured on Samsung's 14nm process technology. Qualcomm also shows their Snapdragon 820 Adreno 530 GPU demos showing off high-end graphics, virtual reality and new display technologies, also Qualcomm WSA8815 audio technology for better sound coming out of built-in speakers for the Smartphones and Tablets market. Scanning people in realtime using Project Tango type structured scanner, IR camera. Qualcomm shows IoT technologies, Qualcomm Vive 802.11ac WiFi with multi-user mimo. Microsoft Windows 10 running on ultra-cheap Qualcomm 210, 410, and Windows continuum extending the Windows 10 desktop from the phone through to the external display using USB Type-C. Qualcomm Atheros Multi-Gigabit 60Ghz Wi-Fi 802.11ad included with the Snapdragon 820 LeTV Le Max Pro Smartphone! Matterport 360 degre camera supported by Qualcomm Ventures and other startups demonstrated. Qualcomm launches Qualcomm 820A for the automitive market and the modular system to upgrade the ARM Processor and PCB of the car to make it future proof.
Cynovo PR6 is a mobile hand-held Point-of-sales (POS) terminal to be used in restaurant, retail, malls and any kind of shop. It runs Android 4.4, comes with dual screens for pin input and signature, a 3.5" touch screen for the customer and a 6" touch screen for the seller. With WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G/4G enabled, PCI, PTS, CHINA UNION certificate, It also supports magnetic stripe card, IC Card, NFC, alipay and wechat money. PR6 comes with camera and printer support, it can scan 2D barcodes and print receipt. CYNOVO also have desktop Point-of-sales terminal and hand-held terminal without printer.
Bo Lechnowsky of ameriDroid.com shows the fully-programmable robot kit based on the ODROID-C1+ and controllable through the web. We then moved on to an 8-inch tablet kit for the ODROID-C1+ which includes case, multi-touch screen and battery for less than $100 due to be available this December. After this, we looked at a new 7-inch tablet-style multi-touch display from ODROID called the VU7 that allows attaching an ODROID-C1+ to the backside providing an expandable tablet-like solution for low cost. The ODROID-XU4 was discussed, an Exynos-5422 octa-core ARM Cortex-A15 at 2.0GHz and ARM Cortex-A7 at 1.4GHz ARM board with 2GB LPDDR3 on-board, USB3.0/2.0 ports and gigabit Ethernet along with removable eMMC and microSD storage options. An ODROID-C1+ was shown which is a low-cost but powerful AmLogic S805 quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 at 1.5GHz ARM board with 1GB LPDDR3 on-board with USB2.0 ports and gigabit Ethernet, also with the removable eMMC/microSD storage options. We then moved on to a display from a partner company, Withrobot.com, that showed real-time bar- and QR-code reading from three cameras simultanously through one USB3.0 port on an ODROID-XU4 and a 5MP standalone USB camera processed by OpenCV on an ODROID-XU4. In the background was an ODROID-C1+ with a HiFi Shield and a VU7 streaming high-quality audio to a stereo running Rune Audio. Volumio is also available for this platform. Both distributions are controllable by a smartphone or tablet from anywhere.