Canon IXUS 230 HS

Posted by – September 28, 2011

12.1 Megapixels, 8x zoom, 28mm wide lens, Intelligent IS and more, for sale for $199.

Huawei Honor 4″ smartphone, 1.4Ghz Single Core, Gingerbread

Posted by – September 26, 2011

Huawei announces yet another value Android phone. It's got a 4" 854x480 capacitive LCD touch screen, a 1.4Ghz Scorpion MSM8255 Snapdragon Single Core processor, 8 Megapixel (with HDR feature), 720p video record, Adreno 205 graphics, 512MB RAM, HSPA+ 14.4Mbit/5.76Mbit, 1900mAh battery, gyroscope, 4GB ROM and MicroSD slot. If they decide to sell this for $199 unlocked (pricing is not yet officially confirmed because the pricing can be a choice by the carriers), this could become one of the worlds most popular smartphones in the coming months.

Slashgear.com: Archos 80 G9 1Ghz review

Posted by – September 26, 2011

The Archos 80 G9 for sale at $299 is hereby the worlds most powerful Android tablet, scoring 987, that's higher than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the Vellamo benchmark:


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Here is their review: http://www.slashgear.com/archos-80-g9-review-video-25182615/

You can discuss this review and video in the ArchosFans forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=57174

Samsung Galaxy R

Posted by – September 24, 2011

Tegra2 and a 4.2" Super Clear LCD capacitive touch screen, this smartphone is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S2 but it just has a cheaper processor and screen, so I think it is likely this phone will be about $100 cheaper. But that is to be confirmed.

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Posted by – September 24, 2011

This new camera does 14.1 Megapixels, 12x Optical Zoom, 28mm wide-angle capability, Intelligent IS and Smart AUTO among other features, it's for sale for $233 at Amazon.com.

You can download sample videos and photos here:
Normal video: On YouTube On Google Docs
Slow motion video: On YouTube On Google Docs
Pictures: On Google Docs

Find more information here

How Microsoft can run the x86 apps on the ARM Powered Windows 8

Posted by – September 17, 2011

When people click to try to install an x86-compiled .exe file in the ARM version of Windows 8, this is what Windows needs to do:

1. Check if the app is already re-compiled and automatically download and install the ARM version from the Windows App Store. This process can be about as quick as installing the application on x86.

2. If the app is not yet re-compiled, it offers the option to run it in Virtualization mode on ARM, served through Windows cloud computing services, well cached and parts can be emulated for near-instant interactivity and instant response within the app, this is clever cloud served virtualization that also runs a bunch of things locally to offer the least possible delay. It's part virtualization and part hardware accelerated emulation, they can do it. Apps not yet recompiled for ARM can automatically send a notification to the developer encouraging him though a simple one-click feature to recompile and submit the ARM version of every app in the Windows App Store. Users in the enterprise can combine more locally and more dedicated virtualization servers if they need to further lessen lag time or if they don't trust the cloud for certain confidential apps virtualized.

Michael Angiulo, Corporate Vice President, Windows Planning, Hardware & PC Ecosystem said following:

We will make sure it is absolutely clear where your legacy apps will run. (...) Porting things and whether we open native desktop development are decisions that are either not made or not announced yet.

Source: thisismynext.com

Ubuntu for ARM Powered Servers, to go mainstream within 2 years

Posted by – September 17, 2011

Canonical is working with ARM and Calxeda to prepare the customized and optimized Ubuntu Server Edition software to run on ARM Powered servers once they are ready.

With Ubuntu Server becoming the de-facto standard for cloud infrastructure and big data solutions, we recognise that power consumption is key to efficient scaling. Building on four years of working with ARM, we are now taking the step of supporting Ubuntu Server on ARM. We expect these processors to be used in a variety of use cases including microservers.

This is a first step and there will be many revisions of processors, hardware designs and of software as the performance and supported server workloads optimised for ARM grow over the next four years. It is, however, a first crucial step towards a new technology and one where yet again open-source innovation leads.

The new addition to the Ubuntu family | First release in October 2011

In October, the Ubuntu Server 11.10 release will be simultaneously available for x86, x86-64 and ARM-based architectures. The base image of the releases will be the same across architectures with a common kernel baseline. The ARM architecture will also be part of the long-term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu Server in 12.04 and other future releases.

Initial development focus and optimisation will be around the most popular Ubuntu workloads of web/network infrastructure and distributed data processing via NoSQL or big data applications where workloads typically use hundreds or thousands of systems.

Source: blog.canonical.com

Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 runs Windows 8

Posted by – September 17, 2011

Video showing Windows 8 running on a Texas Instrument OMAP4430 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, it's behind glass though they are not showing things react to touch in this video.

Source: anandtech.com

Qualcomm MSM8660 Dual-core runs Windows 8

Posted by – September 17, 2011

Here's an official video released on the Qualcomm YouTube channel showing Windows 8 running on their latest dual-core ARM Processor.


Source: QUALCOMMVlog

Microsoft also released this video showing that there is no difference between the ARM Powered device and the Intel Core i5 based device:


If you don't have Silverlight you can download the WMV file here
Source: channel9.msdn.com

Nvidia Kal-El Windows 8 tablet hands-on

Posted by – September 17, 2011

This seems kind of ready to me, why don't they release this before Christmas?

I guess they still need to do a lot of work on the whole ARM and x86 Intel compatibility system so all the .exe files "just work" on ARM (virtualized, emulated, or whatever trick they are working on..), and for that a bunch of software optimizations still need to be done.

They should be selling or giving those ARM Powered Windows 8 Tablets away at least to the developers during the coming weeks and months? You can right now download Windows 8 Preview Edition at http://dev.windows.com but this is not yet the ARM version of that Preview software.

Source: thisismynext.com