Allwinner launches their convertible-optimized Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7, similar to the Allwinner A83T Octa-core but at a higher clock speed for both the CPU and the PowerVR GPU. The roadmap for Allwinner's productivity processors and solutions includes multi-window Android support in Q3 2015 and also a 64bit Allwinner R88 processor with Windows 10 support by the end of the year.
Remix Android presented on this Jide 11.6” tablet that was launched on Kickstarter. Remix presents a multi-window UI and they say firmware-level changes to Android for combining tablet apps with productivity features for the Android convertible. Jide Remix is being made by a large software team in Beijing headed by 3 ex-Googlers and it is being manufactured by Foxconn. For now it's Nvidia Tegra4 based, and they are designing a next generation with a faster ARM processor and with a design that doesn't look as similar to a Microsoft Surface tablet.
For all devices with screens above 6.5", Allwinner will be partnering with Qualcomm to provide afforable LTE Tablet SoCs accelerating time to market through Allwinner's network of turnkey design houses, with fast component customization, offering system solution services for those OEMs and ODMs creating 4G LTE-enabled tablets to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and 210 processors, as Allwinner is a provider of total system solutions for the Android tablet ecosystem. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 supports 4G LTE Global Mode, with 7 mode support (LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, EV-DO, CDMA 1x, GSM/EDGE), Cat 4 speeds of up to 150 Mbps, Up to 13 Megapixel Camera and 1080p Full HD video playback on 1280x800 display.
Allwinner shows their first 64bit Tablets, running the Allwinner A64 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 running Android 5 Lollipop. Allwinner positions this solution as the cheapest 64bit Tablet solution, a step-up from the 32bit sub-$4 Allwinner A33, planning mass production for June 2015, here showing it running in a 9.6" 1280x800 tablet. Featuring 9.9 second fast boot, HDMI, improved smart color, 4K video playback, H265 hardware decode.
Rockchip shows RK3368, their first 64bit ARM Cortex-A53 Octa-core processor, it can support H265 4K at 60fps decoding with HDMI 2.0 4K output. It already runs Android 5.1 thus Android TV works on it. Himedia already has a TV Box with it running inside and Pipo shows their Pipo P9 version running the RK3368 Octa-core 64bit processor.
LY is a new brand for Smartphones and IoT/Wearables devices to be distributed around the world. LY wants to distribute through small to medium sized distributors around the world, supporting small orders, partnering with small businesses, LY aims to become a top-20 Smartphone brand within the next 2-3 years capturing a share of the still rapidly growing smartphones market, where most of the remaining 5 Billion people who currently are still disconnected, will be able to get smartphones within the next 5 years around the world. In this video you can meet the new team behind the brand, you can get a feeling from them for how it is for them to launch a new brand in the Smartphones market. I will be publishing more LY videos on my channel in the coming weeks as more details about their devices and distribution strategy will be unveiled.
After spending Billions of dollars in the past year to buy market share in the tablet market, Intel’s mobile division reported an operating loss of $4.21 billion for 2014, Intel subsidized Shenzhen tablet design houses and factories, they probably want to stop that very expensive subsidy by trying to convince the design houses and factories to use Intel's next generation x86 platform which Intel may claim to not be requiring subsidies to buy market share anymore. Previously code-named Sofia, Intel's x3 platform is a two chip 3G solution using ARM Mali-400MP4 GPU in the Intel x3 C3130 dual-core, ARM Mali-450MP4 GPU in the quad-core Intel x3-C3230RK (marketed/designed with Rockchip) and 4G LTE with the ARM Mali-760MP2 GPU in the quad-core Intel x3 C3440. Will Intel manage to price their next generation x86 at MediaTek-like levels and will they really be able to keep design houses and factories interested if they stop subsidizing them, if they stop dumping the price and giving away their CPUs for free, giving factories PCB designs for free (reference design based), PCB and tablet productions subsidized, marketing subsidized, software development subsidized and etc? What is Intel's real potential market share in tablets and smartphones when they stop this subsidy? And why doesn't Intel just make more ARM devices in and out of their Fab like they did the Intel/Rockchip XMM6321 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 that I filmed here: http://armdevices.net/?s=XMM6321
Tour at the Epudo Tablet Factory in Dongguan China, with 300 workers making Tablets with Allwinner A33 and A83T in different sizes but mostly making Mp4 players on the day I was there.
Epudo shows their latest Allwinner based tablets in 7", 9" with A83T Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7, 9" A33, where Allwinner A33 Tablets are only $1 more than the dual-core A23 which makes the A33 the most popular Allwinner Tablet SoC at the moment.
This is a high-end Tablet on Allwinner A83T Octa Core ARM Cortex-A7, with a high performance digitizer and educational software for elementary school children, who's parents want them to get through the educational content provided by the Noah company.