Pine64 is one of the most successful 64bit ARM development boards yet, raising $1.7 Million on Kickstarter, shipping to 36,781 backers, it's released as a $15 development board, featuring the 64bit Allwinner A64 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with ARM Mali400 MP2 GPU. Allwinner announces their partnership with Microsoft to get Windows 10 Azure IoT to run on this development board. It can also run several Linux, Android and more.
Here's a tour at the Allwinner Partner Conference 2016 in Shenzhen China. Where Allwinner joins with their partners in Shenzhen to discuss and develop the roadmap for the future of Allwinner powered devices, showing examples of devices powered by Allwinner such as Bluetooth and WiFi speakers, Allwinner powered machine learning software, home karaoke machine, Allwinner powered Drone potentially soon with obstacle avoidance and follow object tracking features, portable TV player, educational tablet, video-conferencing device, digital photo frame, 2-in-1 tablet laptop convertible, point-of-sale device. Allwinner is also pushing strongly into the all-in-one VR segment, Remix OS Laptops and Desktop, Set-top-box aiming for OTT Set-top-box solutions for the operator to deploy.
Allwinner organises their Partnership Conference in Shenzhen, talking about some of the new and upcoming technologies powered by Allwinner. Trying to guide the ecosystem in the right direction, deciding the roadmap for the future. Allwinner is not just tablets, it's now also expanding into new areas such as VR, IoT, Laptops, Desktops, Set-top-boxes, Windows Azure and more. Industry insiders who want to develop new projects with Allwinner can contact Damien of the Business Development department at Allwinner here: Damien@allwinnertech.com
XiaoYi is Xiaomi's camera business, here they showcase their smart camera that sells at US$65. There is a 360 degree camera setup using 6 units that costs US$500, allowing one to create stitched pictures and records video at 2K. It uses an Ambarella A7LS processor and 16MP Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor units. It is waterproof and can be used underwater for up to 40 meters depth.
Shenzhen Banana Technology Co., Ltd., is based in Shenzhen and started off as a trading company. They now have their own manufacturing plant and make tablets. Manufacturing approximately 50k pieces per month, their most popular tablet is shown here. It uses an Intel chipset and costs US$65. The other, larger tablet uses a RockChip RK3688 CPU and has what seems like a 10.1” display. The 7” Intel model sells for US$40. Tablets have been made for 5 years and smartphones for 2 years – they show a model with a MediaTek MT6582 quad-core CPU that sells for US$53.
Mr Constantí Serrallonga is General Managar at FIRA, the trade fair organization that was responsible for Mobile World Congress 2016. He discusses footfalls at the event, with over 100,000 people having attended, and future possibilities of the organization. The show has changed venues to Fira Gran Via after being hosted at Fira Montjuïc earlier, which was built in 1929.
China-based Quality Industrial manufactures a range of smartphones, also on display here. The highlight is the flagship 3D model, which features a 6” 1080p screen that allows playing of 3D content without having to use glasses. It runs on MediaTek MTK6752VL which uses ARM Cortex-A53 architecture at 2 GHz. The phone ships with Android 5.1. It has 13 MP rear and 5MP front camera which shoots 3D pictures using only a single sensor, taking multiple shots for depth.It costs US$175.
The Panasonic Nubo shown here is a surveillance camera that shoots 1080p video and broadcasts it over WiFi or Vodafone’s LTE network in Europe. The camera accommodates a SIM card to use this feature and is powered over microUSB, meaning it can be connected to power banks for places that lack power sources. The camera comes with 4 data plans measured in terms of “mobile events” – periods of detected activity which initiate the actual recording of the video stream for the next 30 seconds. A separate magnetic Nubo Mount is sold.
The Oppo N3 is a smartphone with a swiveling camera above the screen that rotates through a motor, as demonstrated here. This allows one to use the same camera for the front and the back, as well as the flash. The phone runs Oppo’s ColorOS built on top of Android v4.4 KitKat. It features a Snapdragon 801 chipset with 5.5” 1080p display, 32GB of onboard expandable storage, 2GB RAM, and a fixed 3000mAh battery.
IEEE demonstrates here their VR demo, that puts three players in an environment that resembles Mars. The concept is meant to demonstrate the capabilities of VR and is developed with GlobalCore. The Mars Rover game is developed using the Unity game engine, and the VR headsets used are Oculus Rift DK2 units. The players interact with the environment using a thruster and a joystick.