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!
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 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.
- ARM Cortex-A72 Is the Most Powerful Mobile CPU Ever (arm.com)
- ARM's most powerful core (computermagazine.com)
- ARM outlines Cortex-A72, Mali-T882 chip designs for 2016 smartphones (electronista.com)
- ARM unveils 64-bit core second-gen Cortex-A72 CPU (telecompaper.com)
- GCC & Clang Now Support ARM's New Cortex-A72 (phoronix.com)
- ARM's Mali-T880 GPU To Be 80 Percent Faster Than Mali-T760, Arrives In 2016 (tomshardware.com)
- ARM wants PC-like graphics for mobiles (electronicsweekly.com)
Gold plated, also to be available in other colors/prices, Huawei is putting final touches to their Android Wear Smartwatch product, to be released by the middle of this year, their highlight for the MWC show and also quite an attraction and loved by tech media, it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, comes with a 1.4inch 400x400 AMOLED display for an impressive 286ppi pixel density. The question is what price Huawei plans to sell it at, it may not be sold for cheap.
- Huawei Watch May Be the Best Looking Android Wear Smartwatch So Far (cnx-software.com)
- Darrell Etherington: The Huawei Watch Brings Serious Style To Android Wear (techcrunch.com)
- Huawei's Android Wear Watch Is Handsome, But Still Too Bulky (gizmodo.com.au)
- Huawei Watch is a Stunning Android Wear Device (mobileburn.com)
- Huawei launches the most beautiful Android Wear Smartwatch yet (pc-tablet.com)
- Huawei's watch is stylish as well as smart (money.cnn.com)
- Hands-on preview: Huawei Watch (pcauthority.com.au)
Bookmate is a subscription service covering mobile, tablet and web, iOS and Android. Bookmate tries to create a unique concept of social reading. Bookmate connects publishers and authors with new markets. Unlike services like Amazon, Google Books or iBooks, Bookmate is an open platform that connects publishers and readers directly. So publishers get access to user behavior analytics and have promotion tools for direct marketing. It means they own their relationship with their readers. At the moment the market of Bookmate is concentrated in Russia and Turkey but they are looking forward to extend to more markets this year.
BlueID software technology makes it possible to use a smartphone app as a digital key for a physical object that needs to be secured. The basic function of BlueID is to identify the user on the basis of their mobile device and to provide secure communication between the system components. You can open and start cars, open parking barriers and roller doors, enter doors, open gates and turnstiles via their smartphone app. The BlueID uses a very strong encryption which secures these operations. All these operations can be proccessed throught 2G/3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart and NFC communications. The company was founded in 2006 in Munich, Germany.
Fuffr is a company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Fuffr is a smart iPhone 5s case that can offer users an interesting additional feature like motion tracking other than protecting the phone. Fuffr has its own sensors that help it track all sorts of movements made on a surface on the sides of the phone, and sends information back to the phone by Bluetooth. The technology can be used to improve games and other apps, allowing users to control their devices without touching the screen.
Cybercom is a consulting company that makes products for their customers on all sorts of software development. Cybercom Poland is based in Warsaw, Poland. They have made a bluetooth car key which is in the market already. Cybercom works on Connectivity Management, Digital Solutions, Secure Connectivity and Mobile Software Development. Cybercom is trying to revolutionize the multimedia in the automotive industry by showing some of their innovative concepts.
Sony showing their tablet and smartphone accessories. The accessories include a Bluetooth Keyboard for tablets. This keyboard uses Bluetooth 3.0 and has QWERTY physical keyboard keys. It can be used as a case or cover too. The Bluetooth Keyboard is compatible with any device with support for Bluetooth profile Human Interface Device Profile (HID). It has a built-in battery with up to 3 months of battery life and charges by Micro-USB. This will be available soon and will cost at around €100. Another accessory shown here is a Bluetooth Remote Controller that has voice calling functions. This controller works only with Sony devices. A wireless magnetic charger with built-in speakers and microphone and also with voice calling function will be also available soon.
Sony's second generation of mid-end smartphones is the M series which has two models, the M1 and the new M2. Sony M2 features a 4.8inch 540x960 resolution display, 1Gb of RAM and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 quad-core CPU. The camera is 8MP and this phone comes with 8Gb of storage. Its design is "Omni-Balance", according to Sony, which is focused on creating balance and symmetry in all directions. It comes in black, white and purple colors. This phone has been in market since April.