Nokia Android Phone: Nokia X series launched starting at 89€

Posted by – February 24, 2014

As I have been Google+’ing for the past 3-4 years, this is it, Nokia is finally releasing their low cost ultra nice Android phone. Selling worldwide starting today for around 89€. This is totally amazing and congratulations to the Nokia team for an awesome first step in the right direction!!

I would also like to see a few more improvements to this:
– Nokia Home be a home replacement on Google Play (to turn any other Android device into a Nokia Home Experience device (including switching over to Nokia Store, Nokia Maps and everything else that ships with a Nokia X)
– Bring Windows Phone apps to Android. Tweak the Android AOSP software to add Windows Phone apps support. (same in the other direction, support Android apps on Windows Phone platform).
– Announce that Nokia and Microsoft would not be against Google authorizing them to pre-install and support the official installation of Google Apps like Google Play, Google Maps, Gmail, and etc. If Google won’t allow it, simply put public pressure so that media forces Google to open up how their Google Apps may or may not ship with modified Android devices. I think every device must be able to ship with any app and I think multiple app stores on a device is the best way.
– Nokia Store should include unlimited free apps for a very low monthly subscription price. Something like $5/month for unlimited games and apps. Start signing up as many paid app/games developers and of course include all the free ones anyway. Subscribers can have advertising disabled on ad-supported apps. For developing countries the monthly cost can be much lower, perhaps even for free in certain countries where the GDP per capita is very low. App/games developers can for example agree that their apps and games are to be free in certain regions of the world where people don’t make a lot of salary.

Walking down the street in the Shenzhen Bao’an District

Posted by – February 23, 2014

Bao’an is an area where many of the tablet factories and PCB design houses are, here you can see what the locals like to do on the streets at night.

Konka $900 42″ 4K, $1000 50″ 4K, $1100 55″ 4K, $1600 65″ 4K, $4000 84″ 4K

Posted by – February 22, 2014

Here are the cheapest yet 4K displays for sale all over China, now being exported worldwide either under the Konka brand or under third party brands. They sell about 30K 4K displays per month at the moment and mass production of these are ramping up. Those all support HDMI 2 60fps by default. Konka uses the LG and Samsung 4K panels, so the quality is the same in terms of the panel, the CPU and 4K engine is different generating and upscaling perhaps different 4K quality yet, they use for example MStar 4K engine with among other things 4K HEVC decode support.

Panasonic GH4, 4K video camera, coming soon

Posted by – February 22, 2014

Panasonic announces their upcoming 4K mirrorless camera, successor to the GH3 (which is being used to film all videos on http://ARMdevices.net in the past year since CES 2013), it’ll use a new ultra fast SD Card system to record 4K video at up to 200mbit per second.

Fraunhoffer HHI CINIQ Center Big Data German Government Project

Posted by – February 21, 2014

Fraunhoffer HHI CINIQ Center is The German Center for Data and Information Intelligence: partners from industry and academia working on the future of cloud computing, Big Data and the Internet of Services. Fraunhoffer HHI Ciniq center in Berlin is a platform for the exchange of solutions, knowledge and information – that is the Center for Data and Information Intelligence, short CINIQ. Big Data, cloud computing and Internet services are the key activities of the center, cross-link the various stakeholders together and to promote collaboration among different research institutions. Even companies and potential users are brought on board in the development and presentation of new technologies and digital innovations.

2010 marked the opening of the THESEUS Innovation Center for the Internet of Services. The Center was a showroom, R&D lab, communication platform and marketing tool at one and the same time, and its 500 m2 of floor space supported the marketing of results from the THESEUS program, the German government’s most ambitious IT program (2007-2012).

2013 marked the beginning of a new phase of life when the THESEUS Innovation Center was rechristened CINIQ – The Center for Data and Information Intelligence. Partners from industry and science, both old and new, now cooperate on building the future of Cloud Computing, Big Data and the Internet of Services in Germany.

Latest Hasee Laptops, Phones and Tablets

Posted by – February 20, 2014

HASEE is a 20 year old company. HASEE makes laptops, smartphones, and tablets. HASEE employs 3,000 – 4,000 people in their factories. HASEE has a 4.5″ phone for 69 USD and a 5″ phone 99 USD and 139 USD and a 6″ phone for 159 USD all for retail price.

Company Website: http://www.hasee.com/en/

LG 4K Ultra HD TV

Posted by – February 20, 2014

LG makes 4k TVS anywhere in the ballpark of 49″ to 105″. LG TV’s have upscaling technology so that HD videos can be watched in 4k. LG plans to release the 49″ 4k television during 2014 at unspecified date with no announced price. Netflix plans to offer 4k movie streaming and the LG TVS will be compatible with it.

$234/189€/£162 MySaga M2, MT6589T 5″FHD reviewed by my 12-year old cousin Henry

Posted by – February 17, 2014

ValueBasket.com provided me with a review sample of their MySaga M2 branded MediaTek MT6589T 1.5Ghz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 phone with a SGX544MP GPU running at 357MHz, running Android 4.2 smoothly with 1GB RAM and 16GB Flash. The quite impressive 5.0″ 1920×1080 441PPI 16Million color display is manufactured by LG, back-camera is 13.0MP CMOS Sensor , F2.0 Aperture, 6P Precision Lens, with LED lights and front camera is 8.0MP BSI CMOS Sensor, F2.2 Aperture, 5P Precision Lens. My 12-year old cousin Henry with his YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/techtothepeoplevideo shows here the device in his video review. I have been using this phone as my main phone during these past 3 weeks and I can tell you it shows MT6589T runs 1080p 5″ phones smoothly. With a 2100mAh battery the battery life is decent enough. Bluetooth 3, Wi-Fi, GPS, Dual-SIM HSPA+ all seems to work great. I don’t know if MT6589T phones can be upgraded officially to Android 4.4 yet, but it can be rooted quite easily. At $234/189€/162£ retail price from http://www.valuebasket.com/en_US/mainproduct/view/15102-AA-WH including free shipping (you can see the different prices by changing the country in the bottom right corner of the page), this phone is quite good value for money.

MT6582 and MT6572 phones from Shenzhen Go East Electronics

Posted by – February 14, 2014

Go East Electronics from Shenzhen shows their 2014 range of phones. Go East sells around 20,000 phones per week and 80,000 per month. Go east has a factory that employs around 300 people. Go east has a 6″ WVGA (800×480) android phone with a MTK 6582 processor for 30 USD. Go East has another model with a a 5.3″ screen and MTK 6582 processor for an unspecified price. GO east has a 4″ WVGA with a MTK 6572 processor for 52 USD.

$88 7.85″ IPS A31S, 7″ A31S, $80 10.1″ TN from Shenzhen Ployer

Posted by – February 9, 2014

The latest range of tablets from Shenzhen Ployer.

Here’s the contact information for Ployer (please tell them you saw the video):

Company Name: Shenzhen Ployer Electronics Co., Ltd.
Address: Building 8, Yusheng Industrial Park, Gushu, Xixiang, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Zip Code: 518102
International Business Contact
Telephone: 0086-755-82660733
Fax: 0086-755-82660533
Email: info@ployer.com.cn