Video-blogging last month at CES was awesome. I’ve posted 75 videos filming with the ultra-high quality Panasonic GH3 camera on a Tiffen Steadicam Merlin 2 with vest and using the Kopin Golden-i 3.8 for augmented video-blogging. At the CES 2013, there were some significant ARM related announcements, demonstrations and releases. Here are some of my highlights:
1. Samsung announcing the Samsung Octa ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7 big.LITTLE processor. (I didn’t get to film any interviews about Samsung Octa yet, here’s the 1-hour Samsung keynote) I did film the Samsung 2013 HDTV series (which features perhaps a latest newest ARM processor built-in for its smart tv and features)
2. Nvidia announced Tegra4, quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 with companion-core, Nvidia’s new 72-core GPU, huge new features, the Nvidia Shield gaming console, Nvidia Grid for cloud-streamed high-end gaming.
3. Rockchip RK3188 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 on 28nm HKMG process node launched for about Exynos4412-level performance in cheap tablets. Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 also reaching more devices on the market like the Archos Titanium tablet series at $7″ 1024×600 $119. 8″ 1024×768 $169, 9.7″ retina $249 and 10.1″ 1280×800 $199, the $169 Archos Gamepad and the Minix HDMI stick.
4. Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 in tablets being released: Archos launching Allwinner A31 Powered Platinum Tablet series in 8″ $199 and 9.7″ Retina $299, Allwinner A31 also shown by Eken and Sungworld.
5. Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 800 series, Qualcomm’s next generation ARM Processor records and playsback 4K video.
6. Nufront reaching maturity with their NS115 dual-core ARM cortex-A9 in many thin and light 7″ tablets coming out of China.
7. Infotmic launching iMAPx15 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 processor for low-cost tablets and phones.
8. ARM Powered Set-top-boxes launched like new Marvell Powered Google TV boxes from netgear, Hisense, Asus and TCL and the OMAP4470 Powered Archos TV Connect.
9. E Ink on the backs of Smartphones being launched by Russian Yota Devices, can extend battery life on your smartphone by 10x (talking about weeks of battery life for your smartphone). E Ink was also showing their new awesome higher resolution and front-lit e-reader screens like in the awesome new Kindle Paperwhite (which I’ve got and that I’ll video-review) and the interesting super thin CST-01 E Ink wrist watch.
10. One Laptop Per Child’s latest XO-4 Touch ARM Powered laptop release with Neonode IR touch on Pixel Qi screen using Marvell’s Armada PXA2128 dual-core with companion core processor. OLPC also launches their XO learning OLPC XO Tablet, optimizing Android for productive use of Tablets in Childrens education worldwide.
11. Educational and fun robots: Lego Mindstorms EV3, Roboware Kimi and Parrot AR Drone 2.0
12. 1080p Android phones launched: ZTE Grand S LTE, Huawei D2, 6.1″ Huawei Mate, and Sony Xperia Z
13. 4K coming to the market: HiSense introducing $2000 4K 50″, $3500 65″ 4K and shows up to 110″ 4K TVs, Panasonic shows their first printed 4K OLED promising affordable high yield mass manufacturing, Panasonic showing an impressive 20″ 4K Tablet, Panasonic talking about 4K camcorder and showing a 4K 46″ and 20″ LCD TV, Sharp launching 32″ 4K Tablet, 60″ ICC-4K and showing 13.5″ 4K OLED, Samsung’s 4K 84″ TV for actual release, LG releasing 55″, 65″ and 84″ 4K and StreamTV upscaling and auto-3D.
14. Smartwatches: Italian startup I’m Watch has shipped over 30 thousand, Taiwanese WiMe shows one for $99.
15. Self-driving cars: Velodyne Lidar used by Google, Toyota showing Integrated Safety and Audi talking about their self-driving car.
16. Ubuntu Mobile OS launched, although I prefer their Ubuntu on Android implementation.