Freescale i.MX53 Tablet reference design

Posted by – January 16, 2011

Freescale is releasing this tablet reference design developer platform to help their customers get i.MX53 powered Android tablets to market fast.

Canjing Android Tablets

Posted by – January 16, 2011

Shenzhen Canjing Electronics presents an 8″ Freescale i.MX51 powered Android tablet priced at $112 in bulk. They also make a $98 Telechips based 7″ tablet with an HDMI output.

Dwco Android Tablets

Posted by – January 16, 2011

Dwco Electronics Limited is showing an 8″ resistive tablet, as well as 7″ and 10″ Rockchip powered tablets.

Yootechpros 9.7″ Android Tablet

Posted by – January 16, 2011

Yootechpros are showing a 9.7″ LG IPS panel Samsung Hummingbird 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A8 based Android tablet which could retail at 30% cheaper than the iPad.

WiFi Galaxy Tab

Posted by – January 16, 2011

Samsung is releasing a slightly cheaper WiFi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Which ARM Processor is in the Nintendo 3DS?

Posted by – January 16, 2011

A Nintendo 3DS has been leaked on a Chinese forum, they immediately posted teardown pictures, I am trying to find out what type of ARM Processor Nintendo has decided to use for their next pocketable gaming console. When Nintendo upgrades a console it’s a big deal, as that platform is expected to sell upwards hundreds of millions of units and keep selling for several years after its release which is in February/March, Nintendo are known to choose slower components to keep their costs down and aim for long-term reliability over short-term spec bragging. I already posted the features that I think Nintendo should use, including Android OS, downloadable subscription games, HDMI output, wireless modem module and more. Anyone know what processor it may have? As you can see the processor has a Nintendo logo on it, but that does not mean it’s a Nintendo processor. Please post in the comments what your speculation is for this processor.

According to some rumors, Nintendo 3DS specs may be:

ARM Processor: Dual-core 266 MHz
GPU: 133 MHz
RAM: 64 MB
Video RAM: 4 MB
Storage: 1.5 GB (SDXC expansion slot?) Asus Eee Pad Memo

Posted by – January 16, 2011

Asus presents a 7″ capacitive Android Tablet which may have the Dual-Core 1.2Ghz MSM8260 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Micro HDMI output, built-in SIM card slot, it’ll run Honeycomb when released.

This video was released at: Asus Eee Pad Transformer

Posted by – January 16, 2011

Asus is back at making ARM Powered laptop/tablet form factor, after the mysterious dissapearance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Asus Laptop at Computex 2009. This Asus Eee Pad Transformer runs on the Nvidia Tegra2 ARM Cortex-A9 processor, has 10.1″ capacitive touch screen, the keyboard dock transforms it into a Honeycomb laptop.

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Motorola Atrix 4G wins “Best of CES 2011″

Posted by – January 15, 2011

The winner of Best of CES 2011 award goes to the Motorola Atrix 4G smart phone.

Congratulations! clap clap..

With the launch of this new Motorola Super Phone, we have witnessed a historic moment in the history of consumer electronics. Motorola unveils not only the most powerful smartphone yet based on Nvidia’s Tegra2 AP20H ARM Cortex-A9 processor, but has actually worked feverishly on making software layers on top of Android to provide for a Desktop/Laptop replacement experience, all powered by the phone! Motorola presents full HD resolution Firefox web browser running on top of Android, Citrix virtualization integration for running all other x86 apps that can be virtualized, they put Android in a Window so you can still run any Android apps in that Window when in Desktop mode! And this is the first generation of this type of product, so you are only witnessing the beginning of ARM Powered Pocketable Smart Mobile Devices to be able to power everything you would do on a Laptop powered by Intel/Microsoft. Expect even faster dual-core processors to run this type of product soon with unlimited amounts of tabs with lots of pictures/embedded videos and do it all fully smoothly.

Here is my 25 minute long video featuring the part of the keynote unveiling of the product as well as 16 minute interview with Seang Chau, product manager on Motorola Atrix 4G, Vice President and Chief Software Engineer at Motorola Mobility Inc:

To tell you the truth, this award does not mean Motorola Atrix 4G is perfect yet. I noticed some lagging on scrolling when browsing through 3 or 4 tabs with websites loaded such as and and having Flash videos play in one of the tabs and maybe other Flash instances such as some advertisement running in some other tab. Maybe the slow downs can be removed if Flash can be managed to only use processing and memory bandwidth on-demand or seamlessly when in the front tab. This type of slow down may be caused by any number of factors. Maybe the Software isn’t fully ready yet and can still be optimized. Maybe the Chrome browser on ARM would be faster than Mozilla Firefox. Maybe the Nvidia Tegra2 AP20H processor doesn’t yet have enough fast access memory bandwidth, not fast enough I/O speeds to let the Firefox tabs load their contents instantly enough when switching tabs. Although, I haven’t tested it yet, I wonder if the Tegra2 AP20H is not yet fast enough for full 1080p@60fps high bitrate high profile video playback of all video formats. I tried to playback the 9mbitps .MP4 h264 that my Sanyo HD1000 camcorder makes as well as the 5-24mbitps .MTS h264 that a Panasonic SH900 camcorder makes, those files are not yet recognized or launchable by the file browser. Too bad I didn’t have some standard 720p and 1080p MKV movies on my mass storage device that I tested.

Anyways, multi-tab browsing and HD video isn’t smooth on a regular Intel Atom netbook either, 480p YouTube seems also to be the maximum that can smoothly be played back using even a recent dual-core Intel Atom N550 Acer D255E netbook, and over 100 million consumers seem to be more or less satisfied with that or even slower experience. The key here is to see if the ARM Cortex-A9 platforms in Laptop/Desktop situations can match performance of Intel Atom. At least Motorola is hereby showing that they are investing heavily into this convergence, they are now definitely officially focused on speeding up ARM Powered performances to a level where consumers and enterprise can be satisfied to replace their Wintel machines. This is the big type of high-end Android product that AT&T wants to promote now that their iPhone exclusivity is finished. Motorola may be trying to say that they are not entering the Laptop and Desktop market, when in fact they are and they are pulling the whole smartphone industry in there with them.

MID Joyplus Android Tablets

Posted by – January 15, 2011

Joyplus International Enterprise Ltd shows a 5″ resistive Android tablet powered by ARM11 800Mhz 76JZFS Core with removable 2300mAh battery, 7″ Marvell PXA168 800Mhz design with Ethernet connection and a 7″ capacitive Samsung ARM Cortex-A8 Hummingbird powered with 1080p HDMI output.