Selling for $321 on the Chinese market.
Zopo ZP990+, 6″ FHD, MT6592 Octa Core
Zopo ZP980+, 5″ FHD, MT6592 Octa Core
Selling for $241 on the Chinese market.
Zopo ZP780 MT6582 5″ qHD Gorilla Glass
Selling for $144 on the Chinese market.
Zopo ZP998, 5.5″ FHD, MT6592
Selling for $273 on the Chinese market.
vrAse: much better than Oculus VR
This is the way to do VR. Using your latest Smartphone and the $100€ vrAse headset (€ prices always include 20% VAT!). Using your latest always-improving Smartphone display, sensors, processor, graphics, storage, connectivity and everything. Just insert your Smartphone into the $100 http://vrAse.com headset (successfully funded on Kickstarter, to be available this summer) and you transform your latest smartphone into an awesome virtual reality machine. I’ve tried it, and it’s awesome. Oculus VR and other similar dedicated VR headsets probably use standard smartphone components anyway, so why not just use the latest Smartphone in the vrAse headset? vrAse just focuses on providing good optics with two lenses, which can provide for 3D and 2D immersive virtual reality.
The vrAse finally justifies having 1080p and higher than 1080p resolution on your latest smartphone because it brings your smartphone display pixels up close to your eyes!
I think the killer app for vrAse (and for any other VR headsets) may actually be 360 degree panoramic immersive video (although the 360 video cameras are not yet available to the masses, but they may be imminent), as I filmed the 6K panoramic video demo on Nexus 5 in my Finwe.fi video of last month:
Antelife.com Shenzhen Smartphone Online Store
http://antelife.com is a Shenzhen based online store selling some of the best Chinese cheap smartphones offering shipping throughout the world, mostly shipping to Europe at the moment. Some of these brands make the highest quality Chinese phones based on MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung, Broadcomm, Spreadtrum, Marvell, Nvidia and whichever other ARM Processors get to be available through the low to mid-range Chinese Smartphone market. At Antelife you can find some awesome phones whichever your budget at sub-$100, sub-$150, sub-$200, sub-$250, sub-$300 and at sub-$350. They sell a bunch of the awesome and interesting Chinese smartphone brands including XIAOMI, Innos, ZOPO, THL, JIAYU, UMI, Inew, Pulid, VINUS, Feiteng, Mpai, Haipai, Lenovo, AMOI, ZTE, HUAWEI, Newman, Iocean, CUBOT, DOOGEE, Pomp, Xiaocai, Mlais, OPPO, Mysaga, JIAKE, HTM, Utime, Coolpad, VOTO, UBTEL, Ulefone and more.
HP Slate 6 VoiceTab and HP Slate 7 VoiceTab
The HP Slate Voice Tab 6″ 1280×720 Android phablet with a Marvell PXA1088 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with 16gb of storage plus Microsd and 1GB of ram, dual sim card slots with dual standby, priced at 249 Euros unlocked when sold in Europe to be available in May with a variety of swap-able back covers available in different colors. The HP Slate Voice Tab 7 has most of the same specifications and the Voice Tab 6 but instead has a 7″ screen. Both have front facing speakers and the ability to make phone calls, removable back cover but no removable battery. The HP Slate 7 VoiceTab sells for 229 Euros in Europe. Both devices include HP Datapass service to provide a free 250MB of 3G data per month in a select number of countries.
LG G Pro 2, 5.9″ FHD IPS, 4K recording, Snapdragon 800
The LG G Pro 2, launching with a large 5.9″ FHD display on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
LG G2 Mini, 4.7″ qHD MSM8226
LG G2 Mini is affordable 540 x 960 pixels, 4.7 inches, KitKat, available in single SIM, dual-SIM, 3G, and 4G LTE variants, along with four colour options – Titan Black, Lunar White, Red, and Gold. The processors used are MSM8926 for LTE, and MSM8226 for 3G and the Latin American LTE variant (LATAM LTE) features a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4i.
Archos 64 Xenon, 6.4″ 720p MT6582 $199€
6.4-inch HD IPS screen (1280 x 720), the unlocked ARCHOS 64 Xenon phablet uses the MT6582 Quad-Core CPU for released available for under $200.
Sree Kotay, Comcast Chief Software Architect about starting the Linaro Home Group for optimizing Linux for the ARM Powered Set-top-box
Radically revamping the device development model for Carrier class operators with ARM and Linaro. Comcast? Software? Isn’t that an oxymorom? See how the open source community and modern development models are re-shaping the feature velocity and security models for embedded devices like set-top-boxes, cable modems and gateways. Competing in the modern landscape means building products and experiences that compete with a new breed of innovators. Comcast’s SVP, Engineering and Operations and Chief Software Architect will provide insight into how its reinvented its technology stack and product line.
my interview with him:
The new Linaro Home Group is about optimizing ARM Linux for Multimedia Set-top-boxes. Here’s my interview with Sree Kotay, Comcast Chief Software Architect about how Comcast is interested in working with Linaro to optimize Linux on the ARM Powered Set-top-box.
and his keynote video is here:
Geniatech OTT TV devices, M802 HDMI Stick, DVT-T, ISDB-T, Office Cast, WiTV
This video features:
1. Geniatech ATV180 shows 2Ghz AmLogic M802 based ATV180 Series HDMI Stick with 4K2K support, OTT STB / UHD Support, 600MHz Mali 450MP8 Octa Core GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash
2. Geniatech PT115 – Android TV Dongle for DVB-T, PT115 DVB-T is a high sensitivity Tiny size digital micro USB TV Stick It turns your Tablet into a portable digital multimedia center. Features Watch and record DVB-T TV on Tablet, Supports Electronic Program Guide EPG and Subtitle Supports Time-Shifting function Low power consumption, requires Android 4.1 and a phone or tablet with OTG USB host support.
3. Geniatech PT230 – Android TV Dongle for ISDB-T same as PT115 but for ISDB-T standard
4. Geniatech Office Cast / any cast New product / connect – display and beam any content from smartphone / tablet / notebook / PC to Beamer. Office use ! Protocol: Miracast, DLNA, UPnP, own APK iOS and Android. ARM CORTEX A9, frequency is 800MHz-1GHz, RAM is 1G, built in 2G-32G flash memory Linux / based !
7. WiTV – Wireless, WiTV is a small stand alone TV tuner which connects worldwide TV signals and streams of live TV wirelessly to mobile devices in iOS/Mac OS/Android OS the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android Phone and Android tablet etc.. Live TV can be watched through your home Wi-Fi network
Samsung Exynos 5410 in Android Set-top-box
Samsung shows the Exynos 5 used for advanced Android Set-top-box systems, showing multi-window, content sharing, camera integration, supporting everything in the house through this Samsung Octa Core set-top-box and Android. Gaming, advanced VOD and more. 4K video playback also supported and more.
Samsung Widcon, 17GB/s+ Memory Bandwidth for future ARM Processors
Using Widcon, the latest and future Samsung ARM Processors and memory are stacked directly through TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology, this is the next step after Package-on-Package (PoP) designs where there is a circuit board between the processor and memory, thus data had to move through wires. In the new Widcon Processor and Memory package from Samsung, this means data can move through each ball and memory bandwidth becomes wider up to and beyond 17GB/s. This structure also brings better energy efficiency. Higher bandwidth allows application processor to perform maximum performance even at low clock speed. Moreover, superior thermal dissipation comes from TSV structure also enables the new Exynos 5 Octa processor and likely future Exynos6 to maximize the full potential performance of the processor at a lower power consumption. You can also see my previous video with Samsung talking about Widcon Wide IO memory technology here: http://armdevices.net/2013/11/21/samsung-wide-io-memory-interface-for-the-faster-and-lower-power-arm-processors-of-the-future/
299€ Huawei MediaPad M1 8″ Tablet with 4G LTE
This is Huawei’s budget 8″ 1280×800 IPS tablet with the HiSilicon Kirin 910 1.6GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Mali-450 GPU, 5-megapixel camera, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, 4800mAh battery, dual front-facing speakers, 7.9mm thinness and a weight of 329gr.
Nokia Here Maps, an overview
Nokia makes Here Maps, to compete with Google Maps, Baidu Maps and Bing Maps. Now Nokia has ported Here Maps for Android, exclusively for now on the Nokia X Android phone. This video features an 18 minute overview of Nokia Here maps, including the UI, technology overview, automotive and more.
$299 OMATE MT6572 Smartwatch
OMATE shows their latest Smartwatch in Pink color, a lighter form factor still with a 500mAh battery, camera, with a retail price of $299, they are ramping up the mass production now. You can also see my video with the founder and CEO of OMATE here: http://armdevices.net/2013/12/18/omate-truesmart-mt6572-android-smart-watch/
4K video on Sony Xperia Z2
4K video recording and playback on a phone is amazing. Here Sony shows and talks about their Qualcomm S801 powered 4K video support on their new flagship Sony Xperia Z2 phone. They also show awesome 4K video playback using MHL 3.0 to a huge Sony 4K TV. Sony also ships a new stereo microphone accessory for higher quality microphone support.
NXP shows Worlds Smallest 5V Qi Wireless Charger
NXP Semiconductors demonstrates their new Qi wireless charging transmitter device, which integrates all the circuits for a 5V mobile phone charger in an extremely small package measuring only 5-mm square. Using the NXP solution, fewer than 10 external components are needed to build a complete low-power 5V Qi A5/A11 wireless charging transmitter, alongside the Qi coil and resonant capacitors. The small footprint of the NXP NXQ1TXA5 system-on-chip means that the whole transmitter sits on a PCB of less than 1.5 cm-square with components on a single side. This opens up interesting possibilities for innovative wireless charging pad designs, including fitting the transmitter within the center of the Qi coil.
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MHL for Automotive, integrating Smartphones into Cars
More than 400 Million MHL enabled Smartphones can now connect to cars, integrating the content and smart connectivity functions of the MHL-enabled smartphones into the in-car infotainment screens. 50 after-market in-car infotainment systems shipping from Pioneer, JVC, Kenwood, Sony have already integrated MHL support in their latest after-market car radios, mirroring all applications, video, music and information on the car display while charging the phone.
You can read more about it at http://meetmhl.com/FeaturedAutomotive.aspx