Moimstone is one of the leaders in VOIP phones for home or office use, they are now showing one that can dock an Android Tablet, for large screen overview of contacts and video conferencing.
ST-Ericsson shows their new Nova ARM Processors and Thor modems, and combined they are the NovaThor. Those include the new ARM Cortex-A9 Single-core U4500 and Dual-core U8500 and the HSDPA+ and LTE modem solutions and they are even announcing their ARM Cortex-A15 solution. This video also includes some talk about where ST-Ericsson comes from and where the company is going.
The funky official video:
The concept is pretty awesome, this small touch screen bluetooth screen that can be worn as a watch can interact with any of your Bluetooth enabled Android devices, it’s got an SDK for app developers to add Bluetooth remote functionality for their apps. I’m hoping someone make remote controlling for VOIP apps, calling contacts, and other useful Android apps on your smartphone or tablet.
- I want a Bluetooth remote on my watch for my tablets, yes 50€ Sony Ericsson LiveView is here (armdevices.net)
- Sony Ericsson LiveView update is here, promises improved connections and Bluetooth compatibility (engadget.com)
I participate in JKK Mobile’s Android Smoothie tasting:
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Kinoma play is showcased on Android devices, it’s running all the apps on pure ARM processor with no need for graphics acceleration, it can come with more than 50 applications built in.
The 468Mhz ST-Ericsson U6715 ARM9 processor includes current support for Android 2.1, to be upgradable to Android 2.2 in around a month, they use tricks like a Virtualization layers on top of Android to speed some things up for the user experience on this low end hardware. Yet, the experience is very impressive considering the potential $100 unlocked retail price for these Android smartphone devices such as the K-Touch W606, Acer beTouch E130, Coolpad W711 and the GHT Maestro, they can all include 3G support and good battery runtime.
- ST-Ericsson U4500 to power sub-$100 ARM Cortex-A9 smartphones! (armdevices.net)
ST-Ericsson U8500 can capture 720p 3D at 30fps and 1080p 2D at 30fps. Here’s a demo of the 3D effect captured using 2 cameras and displayed on a 3D HDTV.
ST-Ericsson are showcasing their performance for augmented reality, tracking at 30fps and rendering at 60fps. There are more and more applications for augmented reality and the new ARM Cortex-A9 processors such as the ST-Ericsson U8500 that includes Mali-400 graphics make this even more usable.
- Carriers try outflanking app stores with WAC (reviews.cnet.com)
- Mobile Operators Launch WAC, A Global Wholesale App Store (readwriteweb.com)
- WAC 2.0 specification announced; 8 operators already connected to the platform (intomobile.com)
- Telefonica, Orange pledge support for Wholesale Applications Community (intomobile.com)
- Operator Application Push Goes Live (pcworld.com)
- With Opera, WAC is right here, right now (opera.com)
- 10 new companies join Wholesale Applications Community, including HP, IBM, Adobe, SAP and Panasonic (intomobile.com)
FON is the largest WiFi community in the world, with 3.5 million WiFi hotspots that are all sharing the same login system. 3G and 4G carriers are very interested to use FON as a bandwidth backhaul thus to hand people off to the FON WiFi network as often as users walk by any compatible hotspot at home and outside. In this interview, I ask FON what kind of plans they may have for doing this with other spectrum such as White Spaces, improving the automatic connection of devices to this network and adding more throttling and bandwidth management features and experiment with different ways for users to roam and pay for that bandwidth.
- Fon Ended 2010 With 3.35 Million WiFi Hotspots, €28 Million In Revenues (techcrunch.com)
- Skype Expands To Over 500,000 WiFi Hot Spots (slashgear.com)
- Fon Raises $13.5 Million In New Round To Expand In The US (techcrunch.com)