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
Zopo Speed 8 is to be one of the world's 1st 10-core Smart Phones to be shipped powered by MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core, dual ARM Cortex-A72, quad ARM Cortex-A53 at 2Ghz and quad ARM Cortex-A53 at 1.4Ghz, 5.5" 1080p IPS display, 4GB RAM, 32GB Flash, runs Android 6 Marshmallow, features a 21MP rear camera with a SONY IMX230 sensor and dual LED flash, a 8MP front camera with own LED Flash, supports finger-print authentication, comes with USB Type-C and 3600mAh battery with up to 10-hour talking time or 5days standby. Zopo presents Speed 8 with the MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.
Some highlights of the Samsung MWC 2016 press conference, launching Samsung Gear 360, S7 and S7 Edge, with also a special appearance by Mark Zuckerberg. You can also see the full official video of this event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6KeASdz2AI
ARM announces ARM Cortex-R8, twice the performance of ARM Cortex-R7. This means we are going to get faster modems for 5G, faster hard drives and many other things that require a faster realtime processor. You can read more about ARM Cortex-R8 here: https://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-r/cortex-r8-processor.php
Watch the Samsung MWC 2016 press conference from my seat. You can see the official video of this event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6KeASdz2AI
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.
Nordic Semiconductor shows their ultra low power Bluetooth Low Energy, Ant, 2.4Ghz ARM Cortex-M0 based system on chips for trying to simplify the development of Wearables, Internet of Things devices, they are working to make things as simple as possible. One of the features that Nordic Semiconductor is able to demonstrate is to send voice over Bluetooth Low Energy. Nordic Semiconductor's implementation of Thread and mbed are being demonstrated.
Gordon Zheng, Founder and Lead Developer, presents Andromium OS, described as a guest OS that run on top of Android, leveraging existing Android API's as well as a new UI library to bring a productivity keyboard/mouse desktop style user experience similar to Windows and OSX. Currently Android does not support a true multi-window experience, however some manufactures like LG and Samsung have made some modification to android (ROM) to bring the side by side apps and windows app experience for their devices. Andromium takes a similar approach, while Samsung and LG's approaches are exclusive to their devices, Andromium OS runs on any Android device as long as their device support Android version 4.4 and above. The next step for Andromium will be to release a Developer SDK and Andromium app store to the developer community, to grow the OS ecosystem.
The Andromium SDK, designed as an additional library that developers can import into their existing Android projects, allowing their android apps to inherit the Andromium OS multi-windows functionality, as well as have the correct UI elements for a keyboard and mouse interface. The Android developers can continue to use their favorite Developer environment: ADT or Eclipse, they just have to import Andromium's library into their project.
Currently Andromium OS in on the Google playstore as a public beta, it is currently around 5mb download. Long term the OS/App will stay relatively small. Andromium can support most devices on Android 4.4 and above (including Lollipop). The Andromium OS/UI is hardware accelerated, so that users should experience 30fps or above according to the performance of the ARM Processor. For example on a Samsung Note 4, Andromium OS can play a 4k video, surf in the browser and still have close to 30fps ui rendering when moving or resizing the application windows.