Rockchip shows Android 5.0 Lollipop running on their RK3288 Quad core ARM Cortex-A17 with Mali-T764, here's Rockchip's press release about Android 5.0 on RK3288 (English version using Google translate). This may be an early test version of the new Android 5.0 on RK3288, I do not know how long it may take before Rockchip will be ready to update Lollipop to RK3288 devices on the market. I also expect that the work to update to Android 5 may be somewhat different on the Tablet and on the Set-top-box bringing real Android TV 5.0 to the RK3288 Android Set-top-box market!
Potentially released as soon as next month by Lenovo, Digitimes reports that Lenovo and Asus are preparing to release $149 Chromebooks based on the Rockchip RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 with Mali-T764. The rumored screen size is 11.6" according to Digitimes.
To be seen if those include 2GB or 4GB RAM. I think 4GB RAM would be nice, even if that adds a few $ to BOM cost. Perhaps they can just let consumers choose to double RAM to 4GB if they just pay $10 or $20 more. I think it would also be nice if they also provide a larger $169 13.3" skew. Both with 1366x768 matte displays would be good I think. At least one, or multiple SD card slots for storage, HDMI output, at least 2 USB3 would be nice.
I think if the performance is smooth, if the keyboard/mousepad/display qualities are great, if the designs by Lenovo and Asus are classy "like a Macbook Air" and not purposefully cheap looking, the RK3288 Chromebooks may become more popular than RK3288 in Android Tablets, and Chrome OS on RK3288 Set-top-boxes may also be more popular than RK3288 Android Set-top-boxes. If priced right, and if mass produced at absolute maximum capacity by brands like Lenovo and Asus, I think this could potentially become one of the most popular laptops in the world, potentially overtaking Wintel laptops faster than anyone can imagine.
The first quad core android media player with both 4K H.264/265 decode and SATA interface for 3.5’’ HDD up to 3TB. It supports MKV, Blu-ray ISO, BDMV, 3D MVC, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS 5.1 surrounding sound. It includes free Internet TV Channels, XMBC video add-on, Movie Center, and iTV App Store. First Mass Production will be ready by middle Dec 2014.
pcDuino3Nano is an ultra cheap Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 development board with Arduino support, selling at $39 with 1GB RAM, 4GB NAND flash, has a SATA connector, microSD card slot, HDMI, mini-jack audio, Gigabit Ethernet, 2xUSB host, 1xUSB OTG, Arduino UNO extension interface with 14 GPIO, 2 PWM, 6 ADC, 1 UART, 1 SPI, 1 I2C. MIPI camera interface, IR receiver, powered by 5V, 2000mA, the dimensions are 91.4mm x 53.3 mm (pcDuino3: 121 mm x 65 mm). pcDuino is made by LinkSprite which is offering their "produce together" service concept to help hackers and companies who have ideas based on the pcDuino boards that they want to bring to the market. Ideas can be things like Home Automation, Car Diagnostics, Rotary Vending Machine, Chess Programming, 3D Printer, Time Lapse video recorder, Smart Garage and more. Linksprite offers their R&D team as a service.
You can contact the pcDuino team here:
Mobbile: +86 186 0272 9237
Unuiga shows AML8726-MX (next month with AmLogic S805) and A20 dual-core based DVB-T2 Android Set-top-boxes, where the bulk price starts below $40 for these entry level mass market DVB-T2 Android Set-top-boxes for the OTT mass market. You can also connect any external hard drive to record the DVB-T2 TV streams directly to the external hard drive.
Distributors can contact Unuiga directly for more details:
Steven Ching, Marketing Director
Company Name: Great Harmony Electronics Industrial Limited
Factory Name: Shenzhen Ulike Technology Co.,Ltd.
Factory Address: 5F, E Building, Dakan Technology Park, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Tel: +86 755 86110143
Fax: +86 755 86330445
Cell: +86 18038133940
Web : www.unuiga.com
Weibu is a PCB Design House, usually they mostly worked on designing x86 dektop motherboards using Intel x86 and AMD x86, but now with Intel making ARM in the Rockchip XMM6321, Weibu now also works on this ARM PCB design, to be used in very cheap 7" 3-G connected Android tablets to be sold around the world. Take a tour here in their design house.
Intel is making their first Dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 processor with Rockchip called the Rockchip XMM6321 highly integrated 2-chip with baseband/RF/analog/GPS/WiFi/Bluetooth in the second chip, with an ARM Mali-400 GPU, targetted at sub-$40 3G-enabled Phablets, manufactured at TSMC (because the Intel Fab doesn't manufacture 28nm anymore) and designed by the team coming from Intel's Infineon ARM baseband group, here the Rockchip XMM6321 is being launched at the Skyth-Tek PCB Design House in Shenzhen China. Where they are now launching mass production of these Intel/Rockchip $40 ARM Phablets together with the ODM Firstview. You can read the press release about XMM6321 here.
I have been predicting that this moment would happen for years. The next step is for Intel to also manufacture some high-end ARM Processors for Rockchip in their own 14nm Fab.
The Android Phablet market is growing very rapidly, the extremely affordable Phablet may become the first or main device that a Billion people use to access the Internet, as the potential market growth for the low-cost Android Phablet is so huge, especially in developing countries, it's only normal that Intel must try to be a part of that market by letting their Infineon baseband division release this ARM Processor and to do it in partnership with Rockchip, as Rockchip has experience over the past 3-4 years of the explosive Tablet market growth in powering millions of affordable ARM Powered devices for the international mass market.
You can contact the Skyth-Tek PCB Design House here:
Shenzhen TianheZhiyuan Science and Technology Co,. Ltd.
Xiaolei Pan, Executive Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: +86 13331161930
Mobile: +86 13811171762
Phone: +86 755 26076961
Phone: +86 755 26073311
Phone: +86 755 26073322 http://www.skyth-tek.com/en/
Sunchip presents their latest Rockchip RK3288 HDMI Stick, Allwinner A80 Set-top-box, AmLogic S812 Set-top-box and more. Minimum orders are 500. Android 5.0 Lollipop and Chrome OS are going to be supported on most of these boxes too.
Shenzhen Ployer Electronic Co., Ltd was founded 9 years ago, mainly manufactures tablets shipped through distributors and partners in Europe, East Asia, Middle East and around the world. Ployer's Tablet factory is 7,000 square meters featuring 16 semi-automatic production lines, a dust-free workshop and over 600 employees, with a peak production capacity before Christmas of over 300,000 tablets per month.
Cubot S308 is 5" HD IPS MT6582 with 2GB RAM. Cubot S222 is 5.5" HD IPS OGS with 1GB RAM. Then they have a 4G Qualcomm based smartphone and they will also start selling MediaTek's 4G solutions next month. Cubot sell about 100 thousand phones per month.