They worked on it since my IFA 2009 video, now the design of this Samsung ARM9 based 4.8″ Android tablet is closer to final. It seems responsive, fast, they are showing it with the Google Marketplace integrated (probably a hack for now) and they are basically saying that it is final and ready to be shipped to distributors.
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Marvell is showing a demonstration of Chromium OS running on their Armada 510 processor. There are still a lot of optimizations that need to be done to utilize hardware acceleration to optimize the web browser speed.
It has both a 6″ e-ink screen and a 3.5″ capacitative touch screen LCD that runs Android. So the Android screen is thus able to do all kinds of advanced things and interact with contents to send over the the e-ink screen.
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Hivision which I filmed in my very popular video from IFA 2008 have worked very hard to port Android to their latest ARM9 500mhz 7″ mini Laptops. They offer an extremely impressive fast and Android integration, with a surprisingly fast Android web browser over WIFi and Ethernet. The price for the laptop at retail could be $149, more or less, it depends on the distributors.
They borrowed me their 7″ Android Laptop for the next few days. I am very impressed with the speed of web browsing on this device. I will do an extensive video review one of these next few days, especially showing you the web browsing speed considering this version of Android is not even yet optimized by Google for Laptop form factors.
LG Expo with add-on projector is using an 1ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon runs Windows Mobile 6.5.
It has about the same features as the Nexus One, a 3.7″ AMOLED capacitative touch screen, a 1ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. But this one runs a customized Android user interface for the Chinese market instead of running the full Google Experience. It should be sold at below $300 unlocked in China when it is released.
The Que is an e-ink reader with new software features and services to make it easy for high end users to get their news, their books and their documents with them.
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3.7″ WVGA Texas Instruments OMAP3 Android smart phone by Motorola. Also comes with dual CDMA and GSM sim card reader. It is probably one of the worlds first phones with a mini-HDMI output and bother 720p camcorder and 720p video playback support. I should be able to stream Youtube in 720p quality onto a HDTV as well.
Here’s another new Motorola Android phone with a 3.7″ resistive touch screen with a stylus input useful for pen text input which is popular in China for entering the Chinese characters, and comes with Chinese Mobile TV. It uses a Marvell ARM processor and runs the China Mobile version of Android called ophone.
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A new design for an Android phone by Motorola where the screen flips on the back of the keyboard.
Little compact Android Motorola phone.
Lenovo is presenting a hybrid ARM Powered Tablet mode that docks into an Intel Core Duo bottom to become the Laptop form factor.
Greg Stearman from Marvell showcases the amazing new Armada 610 processor from Marvell in a prototype reference design tablet that can run Windows Mobile or Android OS and which can playback 1080p video and render 3D graphics at the same time. Amazing stuff right here.
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Here’s one thin really nice looking Android laptop design by Quanta, one of the largest laptop manufacturers in the world.
Here’s an awesome 8.1″ e-ink e-reader by iRex with wacom pen input for selections in the user interface and for annotations and with built-in 3G connectivity.
Steve Sperle, head of Consumer Segment Marketing at Freescale, shows us an overview of the product demonstrated at their Suite several new tablet, e-reader, laptops, smartbooks and interactive display implementations of their i.MX515 ARM based processor technology.
Freescale is powering about 90% of all the worlds e-ink based e-readers. Here’s an overview of all of them.
Freescale is powering a new Smartbook design by Wistron running Canonical’s Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Sharp runs a Freescale processor in the Sharp PC-Z1 and Acer is launching the DisplayPlus D241H 24-inch smart monitor.
Via Technologies is powering the OLPC One Laptop Per Child XO 1.5 with a Via C7 1ghz processor on the VX855 chipset that can support up to 1080p video playback and other much more powerful things which also can help OLPC lower the price more quickly in terms of supporting the most up to date components of the industry that lower in price constantly. Via also has an ARM licence and is doing all kinds of things with that.