Huawei Set-top-box User Interface Concept

Posted by – April 24, 2014

Huawei is working on making an innovation interface concept for set-top-boxes and Smart TV solutions. Huawei already has many set-top-boxes in the market with standard User Interface design but they are planning to integrate this new technology to beyond coming devices. Users may have the ability to switch different content for different ages and groups of people easily. This software interface is mainly targeted for set-top-box solutions but has similar design for mobile devices since it is generally based on android. You can stream content from the TV or Android Box to the smartphone or vice versa. The design concept is still in its first steps and is the main user interface for the set-top-box and its based in Android operating system but it can be done also over Linux-based or general web-based.

$215 Android Projector from Vipstech

Posted by – April 24, 2014

Vipstech introducing their newest Android Projectors. One of the Android Projectors uses DLP projecting technology, has a 800 x 480 projecting resolution and costs $215. This android projector can be controlled by an air mouse or a normal mouse. Another Android projector  with higher specs and bigger size emits light with higher capacity and has a 1280 x 800 projecting resolution. This android projector can be controlled by a touchpad which is located at the top of the device and this android projector costs $600. Vipstech also makes power banks and tv boxes.

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$36 3.5″ MT6572 and $118 5″ FHD MT6592 from Zivi

Posted by – April 24, 2014

Zivi is a ShenZhen based company that makes smartphones and tablets. Zivi 3.5inch, mt6572 dual-core costs $36 for MOQ 10K. One of hottest products for the moment is their octa-core smartphone with 5inch FHD screen sold for $118. They are showing here their Broadcom line. There are a bunch of cost-efficient smartphones and tablets in different sizes powered by Broadcom chipsets. Zivi sells around 300,000 to 500,000 units per month.

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$98 pcDuino Allwinner A20 development board at Maker Space Shenzhen

Posted by – April 23, 2014

pcDuino is an Allwinner A20-based development board targetted at education and hackers, it can run Android and Ubuntu among other. It has HDMI, Wi-Fi, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash, and hardware headers interface compatible with Arduino (14xGPIO, 2xPWM, 6xADC, 1xUART, 1xSPI, 1xI2C). pcDuino can be used to teach Python, C and other things. pcDuino provides a Maker Space in Shenzhen where hackers and enthusiasts can come to hack some things based on the pcDuino. The pcDuino team will also be releasing an Allwinner A80 based development board in May. You can learn more about it at http://pcduino.com and http://learn.linksprite.com

Sunchip RK3288 HDMI Stick and Set-top-box

Posted by – April 22, 2014

Shenzhen Sunchip shows their RK3288 based HDMI Stick and Set-top-box PCB, the hardware is ready, they just need another month or so for the software to be ready and optimized. We’re talking Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 (according to Rockchip and posters), Mali-T674 GPU. Sunchip sells about 30K HDMI Sticks and Set-top-boxes per month. I will look for the Chrome OS based RK3288 HDMI Stick, check http://ARMdevices.net for news on that. You can also watch my videos filmed at the Sunchip HDMI Stick heaquarters in Shenzhen (2, 3, 4)

Sunchip RK3288 HDMI Stick

Sunchip RK3288 HDMI Stick Sunchip RK3288 Set-top-box Sunchip RK3288 Set-top-box

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014

You can contact Sunchip here:
Kobe Chen
kobe@sunchip-tech.com
http://sunchip-tech.com

Shenzhen Tena RK3288 HDMI Stick

Posted by – April 22, 2014

Shenzhen Tena shows the mockup for their upcoming RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 HDMI Stick. For now this is just a mockup, but the RK3288 HDMI Stick should get ready by around next month. With 2 USB Ports, IR remote control, MicroSD card. Shenzhen Tena will also provide a RK3288 based Set-top-box. Tena has a RK2928 Miracast dongle with 5Ghz WiFi. You can also watch my Factory Tour at Shenzhen Tena HDMI Stick maker filmed last year (2).

Contact info (please only contact them if you are serious about buying/importing large quantities of these devices):
Shenzhen Tena Ltd
http://www.sztena.com
Sales manager: Calvin Huang
calvin@sztena.com

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014

Tecomax smartwatch for $34.7 and 2G Android smartwatch for $65.5

Posted by – April 22, 2014

Tecomax announces their smartwatch with bluetooth that can communicate with the phone to perform multiple operations. This smartwatch costs $37.7 for MOQ 1K. They have been working in smart wearables industry for less than an year because this industry is quite new. They have other smart wearable devices available for sale like an Android smartwatch with MTK MT6577 CPU and 2G connectivity that costs $65.5 . Tecomax is based in ShenZhen, has 400 workers and sells around 10000 devices per month.

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Bernhard Rosenkränzer talks Android speed-up at Linaro

Posted by – April 21, 2014

Linaro Android optimizations gets upstreamed to the main Android releases, here demonstrating Linaro’s latest optimizations to Android to likely be used in the next version of Android be it 4.5 or 5.0. As Google ads all the optimizations from Linaro to the main Android releases, Linaro gets to then focus on something else that still needs optimization for all ARM Android devices to work best.

arm-soc git pull

Posted by – April 21, 2014

Arnd Bergmann explains how platform maintainers create git pull requests and how the arm-soc team merges those requests into the arm-soc tree. In this video, Arnd walks Matt Porter through creation and posting of a pull request for the mach-bcm/ platform. Arnd then demonstrates how the branch is merged into the publish arm-soc next branches.

49€ Goclever Chronos Smartwatch

Posted by – April 21, 2014

Goclever is a Polish company who sold 1 million Android devices last year and plans to more than double that this year. The Goclever Chronos Smartwatch is just about to be launched for 49€ and features basic Bluetooth 4.0 Notifications for Calls, Email, SMS and Calendar. The Goclever team has finished working on hardware and is working on software to make this smartwatch compatible with many devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 LE like some Samsung and Apple devices as well as to support all of MediaTek and Broadcom. The Chronos has an always-on display and the battery lasts for up to 150 days. Goclever sells their products throughout Europe. Chronos smartwatch will cost only 49€ or 199 polish zloty.