Category: Tablets

Zhongkewei K3V2, Actions, and MT8389 Tablets and PCBs

Posted by – December 26, 2013

Zhongkewei makes a K3V2 Android tablet with a 10" (1280x800) screen as well as a K3V2 pcb. Zhongkewei tablets also come in 8" variants. Zhongkewei sells around 5,000 tablets per month. The 8" version sells for 130 USD for 1,000 pieces and 150 USD for the 10" version. Zhongkewei also makes a MTK 8389 device for 130 USD with 3g built in. The actions CPU 7" tablet with TV function sells for 120 USD.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

Five Technology Latest Rockchip Android Tablets

Posted by – December 23, 2013

5 technology is OEM and ODM maker of Android tablets. 5 technology sells around 50,000 tablets per month. Products from 5 technology include a 10.1" quad core full hd tablet with an unspecified price. 5 technology also makes a iPad Mini like device with a Rockchip 3188 processor. 5 technology makes a more interesting 10" tablet with a morgan touch stylus.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

Sindar Miracast Dongle Wireless Display Adapter

Posted by – December 21, 2013

Singda makes an adapter for your television that mirrors the display of your device onto the TV using Miracast technology and can be used with airplay or DLNA. The adapter sells for 20 USD for 500 units. Singda also makes a tablet which can be used as an accessory for the miracast device. The tablet itself has a rockchip processor.

Sindar Digital Technology Co., Limited
Add: 5th,Floor, Chaohui Lou Industry City, BaoAn District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Tel: +86-755-23339115
Mobile: +86-15013733204
Fax: +86-755-23096181
E-mail: jenny@sindar-tech.com
Skype: sindar.jenny
Web:http://www.sindar-tech.com

Pipo M8HD, 10.1″ 1920×1200, RK3188, 2GB RAM

Posted by – December 18, 2013

Pipo shows their Pipo M8HD 10.1" Full HD Rockchip RK3188 Tablet, 2GB RAM, started to ship around October 2013, competes with Nexus 10 and the price is about half of Nexus 10 and about 30% of the latest iPad. 5 megapixel back camera with flash. The multi-window Android user interface option also comes included, being developed by Rockchip. The possible retail price is $169€.

Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth, runs on 30 Smartphones, all ARM Servers and upcoming ARM Laptops

Posted by – December 17, 2013

Ubuntu Founder, Mark Shuttleworth, talks about why he started Ubuntu, how it runs on 30 different ARM Powered Smartphones, on all the ARM Servers, on upcoming ARM Powered Laptops also. GPU providers opening up more and more to allow full Ubuntu hardware acceleration, optimizing Ubuntu on one GPU can enable Ubuntu on ARM Powered phones, tablets, laptops and desktops also.

Team behind the Tomato T2 Exynos 5410 Octa Core tablet, fastest Shenzhen Tablet yet

Posted by – December 8, 2013

Here's the founder and lead engineer on the Samsung Exynos 5410 based Octa Core Tablet, sold at sub-$300 prices out of Shenzhen, possibly available near-$200 if you look correctly for it. Or you may wait for a potential more stable faster Exynos 5420 device to come from this or other team.

Pipo U7 MT8389 3G-dual-sim with phone function tablet Q7903M

Posted by – December 6, 2013

Pipo releases this Ultra-U7 tablet, with the same 7.85" display as on iPad Mini, it's with the 1.2Ghz MediaTek MT8389 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 1GB RAM, with 3G dual-sim calling functionality, selling at retail price of 999rmb in China ($164) the retail price target may be below $199€ in USA/Europe (consider import taxes etc). It also includes an excellent back-facing 8megapixel camera with auto-focus and flashlight.

You can read more about it here: http://pipo.com.cn/product.php?id=127

Geniatech PT115 Pad TV Tuner, add DVB-T to all Android devices

Posted by – December 2, 2013

Geniatech releases the Pad TV Tuner, a very small Micro USB device that works in any Android device that support OTG on the Micro-USB port. You just plug it in and it automatically works with the Geniatech DVB-T Tuner Android app.

You can find out more about it at http://www.geniatech.com/tv-tuner-for-android-tablet.asp

$50 Merrii HummingBird Kit Allwinner A20 Development Board and PCB Design House Tour

Posted by – November 26, 2013

The Merrii Hummingbird Kit is a cheap $50 Allwinner A20 Development Board, with Android 4.2.2 and Linux 3.4 currently available officially. It has two USB hosts, an OTG, Gigabit Ethernet, line in, HDMI output. The Hummingbird motherboard which is only slightly larger than a credit card. It has all the basic functions of a PC when connected TV and to a keyboard/mouse, it can support things like spreadsheets, word processing, games, HD videos and more.

Merrii provides a forum for Hummingbird enthusiasts, developers to share advancements developed for the system, the latest information of the A20 Hummingbird system will also be released through the forum.

Users can download the official firmwares (Android 4.2.2 and Linux 3.4) separately by PhoenixSuit tool to burn to hummingbird development system, while Merrii also will provide Android and Linux SDK for enthusiasts to research.

The Linux System GUI provided by Merrii is based on Qt 4.7.3 graphics library written, the function of this program is for individual system tests of a variety of OS resource. As we all know, Android OS is a very excellent OS, but the drawback is system structure is very large, it will consume more hardware resource and start slowly. Compared to Android, A20 Hummingbird Linux system will consume less hardware resources, start quickly and can run smoothly at a lower configuration and less cost. And if the user wants to do dedicated system rather than just a APK, then they can choose Linux, but the disadvantage is likely to develop cycle is relatively longer.

Linux GUI of hummingbird system is written by Qt, Qt is a development framework of cross-platform C + + GUI application which developed by Trolltech in 1991. It can develop GUI program and non-GUI program, such as console tools and servers, the program can be run on Windows, MAC OS X, Linux \ X11, embedded Linux because of cross-platform, hummingbird Qt is running on the embedded Linux.Based on this system,it can be applied to video surveillance, POS, advertising machine, automotive system and other fields. Linux UI interface as following,

Due to the expansion interfaces of hummingbird development system are much more than some other similar products, and it has got global high attention. Thus making it very powerful,rich social environment and market value. the more people participate, the more rapid development, the greater the potential market, followed by the more purposes. Currently,besides the children's education above-mentioned, it also can be used as basic computer, home theater HD player etc.As following:
• Multimedia player
• PlayStation
• IPTV
• Emulation box
• Auto PC
• Car GPS
• smart robot
• Server
• Electronic Album
• remote surveillance
• Home alarm apparatus / automation system

Hummingbird Kit Contact Details
Contact Person:Dora
TEL:(86)755-28805788#611
QQ:406289497
Skype:dora.liu330
E-mail: ljx@merrii.com

Industry Core Board and Digital Signage Board
Contacts: Rebecca
TEL: 86-755-28806588 EXT: 815
Skype: rebeccadai09011
E-mail: dn@merrii.com

Design Service Group
Contacts: Allen
TEL:(86)755-28805788 EXT:646
Skype: yemazhang
E-mail: zmh@merrii.com

Hummingbird Kit A20
Hummingbbird Kit A20 with LCD
Hummingbird Kit A20
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Samsung Wide IO Memory Interface for the faster and lower power ARM Processors of the future

Posted by – November 21, 2013

Memory bandwidth is one of the most important features in an SoC to get performance. Here presenting Samsung's new memory architecture, possibly (my guess) to be used in Exynos6 (64bit) possibly at 20nm or perhaps even 14nm even, Samsung talks about their upcoming Wide-IO faster Memory Interface architecture for future ARM Processors to input and output much faster memory bandwidth. To run the same workload, it can use 60-70% less power of the memory plus memory interface power within the SoC, which is a large part of the power consumption within an ARM SoC, Samsung is ready with the technology. The business is about the timing, they are aiming for the best timing to introduce this technology. Provides for example 17gbit/s memory bandwidth, allowing to increase memory bandwidth possibly above 100gbit/s, to be confirmed as better technology is implemented. The history of LP-DDR is to increase the frequency to increase memory bandwidth, but with Samsung's Wide-IO memory design, they can increase the memory lines instead and thus achieve much better memory bandwidth, possibly running 2-3x faster memory bandwidth at the same frequency, perhaps something like 50gbit/s easily. The demand for the memory bandwidth for smartphone devices will surpass memory bandwidth for the traditional desktop PC.