Here's an article by Bill Snyder on Infoworld.com about how ARM is winning the battles against Intel in smartphones and tablets and may also win it for the desktop: http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/intel-lost-the-tablet-war-the-desktop-next-177234
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ARM CTO Mike Muller keynote starts now.
Here's a pretty cool looking augmented reality application, he points the smartphone at a city built with paper, and the phone displays some augmented reality overlay on top.
Here's a casual interview with powerhouse silicon valley expert editors at http://brightsideofnews.com about the status of the ARM industry, about where they think ARM Cortex-A15 is going, about what they think of ARM vs Intel, AMD and more.
They are launching before Christmas, it's a $299/299€ Android watch, running on the Freescale i.MX233 ARM9 processor, it has a 1.54" capacitive touch screen, with Bluetooth it synchronizes with any Android phone, iPhone or other smartphone, there is an API to adapt Android apps to it.
Toshiba is doing a range of ARM Cortex-M series of processors used in a huge number of devices around the world.
Here are the parts used and their cost:
4x Linear Actuator - $240
96x RGB LED - $100
1x Infinity Mirror - $20
1x Joystick - $10
1x ARM Cortex-M0 - Less than $1
They plan mass production and deliveries by Christmas this year of the $25 ARM Powered PC. It's basically a Broadcom ARM11 based SoC on a PCB with USB host, Ethernet, SD Card slot and a HDMI output.
I have a camera on my head and I will be walking around, hopefully you get smooth enough video, I'm using a T-Mobile 4G hotspot to upload the live video stream. I'm wearing a Kopin Golden-i headmounted computer to try to monitor the live ustream chat. Watch what I see while I video-blog here.
Yes this is it, this is the next generation ARM Processor. The ARM Cortex-A15 processor is already being taped out. That means they are able to make the processor. In the next steps they tweak more things, it'll take a few more months for fully configured ARM Cortex-A15 SoCs to be showcased and another few more months for those to reach products that can be sold to consumers on the market. The performance is huge. At the same clock speed the Cortex-A15 is said to be at least 50% faster than ARM Cortex-A9, but it can be made to run at much higher frequency, all the while using less power. This prototype does not include any GPU, it's just an unoptimized ARM demo running some non-GPU Android. Look forward to my interviews to be posted during the next days with the ARM representatives talking about the features of this processor.