There is talk about a new version of the 24″ 1080p Acer monitor, the one that comes with the Freescale i.MX51 processor (see it in the video below), to be released with Chrome OS on it instead of that photoframe type of OS that is on the previously released Acer D241H. See my video from CES showing this Acer D241H and imagine it running Chrome OS as demonstrated by Freescale for the past year in otherof my videos.
The simple thing is like this, Acer DX241H could simply come with some USB Host ports to connect USB keyboard and mouse, it could come with the slightly faster i.MX53 processor, possibly more RAM suitable for Chrome OS use, and most importantly, it just might be that we are approaching the point in time when Google is ready to unleash Chrome OS devices, ARM Powered as well, and this type of product could be it.
The key is this, you can add Chrome OS using ARM such as Freescale’s ARM Cortex-A8, with WiFi, and all, for just $50 more. The same thing is going to happen with HDTVs, you will be able to add Google TV to those as well using ARM for just less than $50 more.
Notavel Wireless is one of the leading makers of Mifi devices for 3G and they are now making LTE based Mifis to be supporting upwards 2-5mbitps upload and 5-12mbitps download speeds or more. The new Mifi has an eink display to show status and comes with more of the built-in applications on the Mifi OS that Novatel Wireless provides an SDK for.
Secusmart encrypts mobile devices. They encrypt voice calls, sms, email, contacts, the calendar and more by using a special 2000€ MicroSD card with encryption capability on that card and a phone with a modified firmware. They plan to get the price down once they can build cheaper MicroSD cards with built-in NXP cryptocontroller and a hardware accelerator inside.
Tap ‘n Tap develops applications, user interfaces, to integrate deeply with hardware acceleration, delivering aa complete software stack to provide differentiated Android experiences for companies that want to implement alternative Android based UI on their tablets.
ExB Communication Systems GmbH presents the PTPT touch screen interface, a suggested UI to manage “all the information around you”. PTPT stands for people, things, places and time. It’s an Android Home Replacement that will be available in the Google Marketplace next month.
An affordable 3.31″ QVGA capacitive Qualcomm MSM7227 ARM11 600Mhz powered Android Smartphone from Samsung. Compact, possibly to be sold below $150 without contracts needed, for example on pre-paid plans.
This one has Playstation gaming controls that slide out, there will be Playstation Suite support meaning it’ll play all kinds of Playstation games that will be added by Sony to the Android platform. This is not the Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 5″ Sony NGP PSP2, but it may satisfy some gamers until that one comes out later in the year. It includes the Qualcomm MSM8255 with Adreno 205 graphics acceleration.
This one also has the BRAVIA engine, Exmor R sensor for good camera quality, also includes a front facing camera for video-chat, HDMI output, but it’s a little bit fatter than the Xperia Arc, also includes the Qualcomm MSM8255 1Ghz processor.