Category: MWC

Best of MWC: MediaTek MT2601 Smartwatch and Smart Glass!!

Posted by – March 21, 2015

MediaTek launches their MT2601 Android Wear ready (soon) Smartwatch platform, and also they show off their Kopin micro LCD Smart Glass solution on MediaTek Aster MT2502. In my opinion, these are the best looking Smartwatch and Smartglass at Mobile World Congress 2015. The Smartwatch that MediaTek is showing is designed by GoerTek and it runs Android 4.4 for now but Android 5.0 with Android Wear UI is coming soon for the MT2601 platform according to MediaTek. MediaTek MT2502 is running an ARM11 core to run the MediaTek LinkIt OS while MediaTek MT2601 is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 to run a full Android Lollipop with Android Wear soon supported! This is perhaps the optimal low cost Smartwatch and Smart Glass solution for the market, finally available from MediaTek, with soon to come Lollipop thus Android Wear supported.

Specs of the GoerTek MediaTek MT2601 Smartwatch:
- 1.5” circular TFT LCD 320x320
- IPX7 waterproofing
- BT/BLE, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G cellular supported
- Android 4.4 OS (Lollipop Android Wear soon!)
- PPG heart-rate sensing
- Built-in microphone and speaker

ARM Mali-T760 Graphics demos

Posted by – March 13, 2015

Android 5 on 64bit ARMv8 with Mali-T760MP8 shown running Epic Unreal Engine as well as the Mali-T760 MP4 on the Pipo P4 with 32bit Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Posted by – March 6, 2015

Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A57/53 with the Adreno 430 GPU, with LTE support on a 10.1” 2K display, 3GB RAM, it's thinner and lighter than Sony has ever done a tablet, packs a 6000 mAh battery for up to 17 hours of Video playback. It also has a nice bluetooth Keyboard Dock option that fits well with it and folds into a laptop mode. I just wish Sony would sell it closer to sub-$300 with LTE and the Keyboard Dock than at probably $600+.

ZTE Blade S6 and ZTE Blade S6 Plus

Posted by – March 6, 2015

Runs on Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 which is an octa-core 64bit with quad 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 and quad 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, runs Android 5 Lollipop and it is already now being sold for about $250. The ZTE Blade S6 Plus will be available in April at maybe something around $300.

LG Watch Urbane Android Wear

Posted by – March 6, 2015

LG's nicest yet Android Wear watch has a circular 1.3" P-OLED display with 410mAh and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 400.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 custom Kryo ARMv8 architecture, and Qualcomm MWC2015 Booth Tour

Posted by – March 5, 2015

Qualcomm announced their upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor, introducing their newest Kryo custom ARM 64bit design, to be available in the second half of the year, built on FinFET technology. Qualcomm introduces their cognitive computing which is a sort of artificial intelligence making mobile computing easier. This video is also a 28-minute booth tour of the Qualcomm booth at Mobile World Congress 2015, where they are showing Cat9 450mbitps LTE and even Cat11 LTE at up to 600mbitps! Qualcomm shows their advanced 4K and Graphics on the Snapdragon 810 Octa-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A57/53. We also get to see some of Qualcomm's Allseen Internet of Things demos, augmented reality, mantis vision's MV4D world scanning, the Snapdragon 400 powering Android Wear and more.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Posted by – March 4, 2015

Possibly the fastest ARM Processor for smartphones yet, it runs Samsung's Exynos 7420 Octa-core quad ARM Cortex-A57 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE on Samsung's 14nm FinFET technology, with a 5.1" 1440x2560 display (at 577ppi), 138gr and a 2550mAh battery. Available for an undisclosed price (probably $600+) starting April 10th.

Here's the official Galaxy S6 launch keynote video:

ARM Cortex-A72 in MediaTek MT8173 shown in a real tablet!

Posted by – March 4, 2015

MediaTek shows the world's first ARM Cortex-A72 processor, in a big.LITTLE formation with dual ARM Cortex-A72 and dual ARM Cortex-A53 on a 28nm process design with the SGX6250 GPU, this processor is real, it is implemented in a tablet here showing working Lollipop Android 5.0 running on their tablet reference! MediaTek provides it to their partners to start working on the integration and for their partners hopefully to soon be able to release ARM Cortex-A72 based MT8173 based tablets! I hope they are also preparing Chrome OS for this amazingly powerful ARM Processor!

LTE WorldMode with MediaTek MT6735 and MT6753, now ready for the USA market and worldwide!

Posted by – March 4, 2015

MediaTek now supports worldwide LTE with the 64bit MT6735 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 and the 64bit MT6753 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53. This is LTE Cat4 for GSM and CDMA! They claim to be 10-15% faster in single SIM mode and 20-30% faster with dual-sim support compared to perhaps a Qualcomm LTE Worldmode. They also claim to use less power than competitor for standby, 3G and LTE mode. Many LTE Telcos around the world have already certified support for these new MediaTek LTE parts, with support on Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, Deutche Telekom, China Unicom, China Mobile Telefonica, Verizon and AT&T. This LTE Worldmode processor is a big deal for MediaTek as it opens up the USA market for them, where MediaTek previously didn't have much support for American telecoms as MediaTek's previous 3G and LTE solutions mainly was working outside of the USA.

ARM Cortex-A72

Posted by – March 3, 2015

ARM Cortex-A72 is ARM’s highest-performance and most advanced processor. Based on the ARMv8-A 64bit Architecture, the Cortex-A72 CPU builds on the wide success of the Cortex-A57 processor across mobile and enterprise markets, ARM has done a number of micro-architectural changes and made some engineering improvements in the design, to deliver three and a half times the performance of ARM Cortex-A15 based devices in the smartphone power budget, as well as significant reductions in overall power consumption also optimizing the design for upcoming 16nm FinFET and smaller process technology.