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.
UICO duraTOUCH makes it possible to use Smartwatches and Phones in any weather, with sweaty fingers, under the rain, snow, even while wearing gloves in the winter. As people come to depend on wearable devices and use them everywhere, users want touchscreens to work under any weather condition everywhere and anytime. UICO’s duraTOUCH projected capacitive (PCAP) touch controllers enable touch sensing to work in any environment, with rain, sweat, and using gloves also. duraTOUCH out-performs traditional PCAP that is in devices like Moto360 and Samsung Gear Live. It is ideal for wearable and IoT devices with super-low power requirements like 1X charge per week with wake on touch. duraTOUCH products include duraTOUCH controllers, touchscreens, and duraTOUCH Surface, a bendable wrap-able touch sensing surface. Look for this technology in the next generation of consumer electronics and wearable devices, you will now have technology that UICO previously shipped in millions only to customers in the heavy industrial and medical markets.
The newest trends in various phones, phablets, tablets and laptops is the analog writing ability. eWriting is making a major come back with several OEMs offering stylus inputs in their devices. Yet, the true pen-on-paper experience is rarely found when you write on glass based tablets or phones. Kent Displays solves this problem with their cholesteric LCD writing tablets popularly known as the Boogie Board. The electronic writing experience with their solution is akin to writing on paper, you can even hear the pen scratching on the surface and the experience is truly unique. That would partly explain the success of the Boogie Boards which are shipping in millions of units each year. I met up with Dr Asad Khan who is Kent Displays’ CTO, in San Jose this week. He describes the various products including what is expected from their product roadmap.
GPD shows their latest gamepad handheld console GPD XD, powered by Rockchip RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 with Mali-T764 GPU, features with 5’’ IPS 1280*720 touch screen, runs Android 4.4(all Android apps supported), 2G RAM, 16G or 32GB Flash optional, support external 128GB micro-SD card, build-in 6000mAH battery, with HDMI 2.0 support 4K H.264 and 10-bit H.265 decoding, with original Japan Alps 3D Joysticks and Omron Micro switch, support all the game of 18platforms and download freely, price at $128 for bulk 1000pcs order, Retailer price at around $180.
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Arne Weber, General Manager at faytech Tech. Co., Ltd., leads us through his factory in Hongmen Technology Park, Shenzhen, China. The tour starts with the presentation of faytech's 55'' capacitive multi-touch solution which can be used as conference table, single POS information display, for industry automation as well as information- and videowall. faytech also presents its new 15.360 x 8.640 pixel interactive information-and videowall with up to 256 simultaneous touch points. Together with the products, Arne presents factory premises with its specialized clean room, and various machines, used in the production and improvement of faytech’s products. Although in the last years faytech has grown significantly, Arne Weber tells the plans of further expansion. Founded in 2010, faytech specializes in Touchscreen Monitors and Touchscreen PCs. Having its roots in Germany the company combines German quality standards with Chinese manufacturing.