Shenzhen Sailing Digital Technology Co., Ltd. is a company with a long history of in-car accessory products. They are just moving into the production of Android boxes and TV sticks. They sell 20,000 bluetooth adaptors per month to countries including Chile.
Sunlike (H.K.) International Electronic Limited are showing their own custom Android user interface, made for education and game purposes.
This custom UI will also be available on their VIA 8850 Android HDMI-stick costing $31 with the custom UI, $25 without the UI. The company also produces 8” tablet equipped with Actions Quad-Core processor, costing $100.
The company also sells Android laptops based on the VIA 8850 processor, 17,3” laptops based on Intel solution and Android game tablet based on Sunplus processor.
Other types of products the company is developing are music players designed for children and all kinds of speaker products.
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013
Here’s my latest walk through the Rockchip booth featuring Chen Feng Vice President at Rockchip, walking through all the latest developments at Rockchip. Including their equation for performance per dollar per power consumption. Rockchip’s Android software optimization strategies, including some talk about some of their Chromium OS and Ubuntu experiments and some little talk about what Rockchip wants to do to support the hackers that want to build on top of their platform. Please join the ARMdevice Unlisted Mailing List https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/armdevices-unlisted to suggest how this description can be improved and to help me write the next batches of titles and descriptions so that I can release more Hong Kong HKTDC trade show videos sooner!
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013
Allwinner Technology has an enormous booth showing off some of the latest implementations of their A31, A31s and A20 chipsets.
The quad-core A31 has been available for four months and already shipped more than 1 million units. The quad-core A31s started shipping at the end of March 2013 and has the same quad-core and GPU but is geared towards smaller displays (with less memory bandwidth.) They have introduced the A20 dual-core chip, at a price point quite close to the single core.
Their booth showed more than a dozen HDMI stick and small set-top box like computers. One of the dongles was running the mobile-oriented A20 SoC, which could be poised to take over that market at low cost. The A20 is a low-cost, dual-core Cortex-A7. The A20 is pin compatible with the A10 and offers integrated support for camera sensors. This is looking like a very capable chip to power a variety of low cost devices.
The Allwinner booth was showing off a very cool gamepad built with the A31, running Android 4.1, a built-in screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, and game controllers on the left and right sides of the screen. It works like a self-contained gamepad but also serves as a game controller that can product the game on a large HDMI display. The controller has front and back facing cameras, 1GB of DDR3 and 16GB of internal storage. There was no English-name known for the device, which was developed by www.ibenx.com, one of Allwinner’s many partners.
Wits-Technology was showing a development kit for Allwinner’s chips Other partners showed off full-sized and micro projectors built with Allwinner chips. A mobile karaoke amplifier with built-in tablet display was built around Allwinner chips. A novel, Android-based 13.3″ clamshell laptop was running the A20; faster A31 based laptops are expected later this month. Shenzhen Next-Huawen Technology Co., a design house, was showing off their tablet with keyboard dock. Allwinner says they are studying ChromeOS and also considering support for Linux based distributions like Ubuntu. The company says they have released software supporting the A31 to the open source community through a British company. Does anyone have a contact for that open source partner?
Here’s my latest 20-minute steadicam/GH3 walk through the SED Electronics Market in Shenzhen, that building is my favorite in the Shenzhen Huaqiangbei Electronics market area. This is where you can find all the tablets, HDMI sticks and tablet accessories. I film through this market with the Tiffen Steadicam Merlin 2 on arm and vest with the Panasonic GH3 camera and 12-35mm lense.
ARM works to support open standards to optimize the web browser on ARM Powered HDMI Sticks, working with DLNA, WebKit, other open standards to have all set-top-box features work on ARM Powered set-top-boxes and HDMI Sticks. Here, ARM talks about working with FXI Technology on the Cotton Candy, running Linaro-optimized Ubuntu and the Webkit optimized web browser through Qt.
FXI Technologies invented the HDMI Stick, first having shown their Cotton Candy for the first time in November 2011. Here running on the Samsung Exynos 4 processor. They now have 250 partners working on the device, integrating their ideas, technology and applications, providing and upgrading their own solutions, they have hundreds of developers developing solutions and applications for it. They expect to have the Ubuntu platform ready by the end of March. FXI Tech inspired all other SoC vendors and device makers to integrate all other SoCs into HDMI sticks since then.
Dell is launching their first HDMI Stick. Dell is to release this sub-$100 Android PC on a stick on the Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, which seems to be quite a big change for Dell if this possibly is the form of the future of the Dell Desktop PCs. Dell markets this for an access device towards Dell’s enterprise and personal cloud software and services.
Here’s my overview video of the latest ARM Powered HDMI Sticks that I have found in Shenzhen China, including the $30 Allwinner A10 single-core ARM Cortex-A8, $40 Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, $89 Freescale i.MX6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 and the $150 HiMedia Q5 HiSilicon Hi3716C single-core ARM Cortex-A9 Set-top-box running the interesting HiControl Android application for remote controlling, mouse and mirroring support from any Android tablet and phone to your HiMedia set-top-box.
Guobangxingye shows their latest ARM Powered Tablets and Laptops, $70 7″ 1024×600 Rockchip RK3066, $46 7″ 800×480 VIA 8850, $67 10.1″ Laptop on VIA 8850, $42 7″ 800×480 A13, $27 Telechips and Allwinner A10 HDMI sticks and more. I’m sorry that I didn’t reply to her emails, I promise I will the next time that she sends me news I should reblog.
Wabook shows their newest products, a 13.3″ Macbook Air clone running on the VIA 8850 ARM Cortex-A9 processor to be sold for $82 in bulk and one of the first $32 Allwinner A10S HDMI Sticks I’ve seen shown at a trade show, the A10S is the new customized A10 processor by Allwinner specifically optimized for HDMI Sticks, thus consuming less power and enabling further lowering of the cost.
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A Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 in an HDMI stick like the Hi-802 is high performance stuff! The trick is to try to demonstrate how to get use of that extra power. Here we try to show off some XBMC (even though it seems or we guess video codecs in xbmc aren’t hardware accelerated on i.MX6 yet), we show the cool Mele RF remote (that can be bought as an option eventually), we show some of the advanced display settings and more. This device is to be available for $89 including worldwide Hong Kong Air Post (5-10 day) shipping on the ARMdevice.net Members Store when this device becomes available by the end of the month.
Here’s a discussion with Rockchip’s TV Division Sales Manager demonstrating the range of different styles for HDMI Sticks based on the Rockchip RK3066 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 and RK2908 single core ARM Cortex-A8 processors.