Topsky is a producer of headmounted video-glasses. The glasses themselves have a WVGA resolution and sell for around 290 USD. In the future they might release products with Android and Wifi. Topsky sells around 2,000 units per month and primarily targets the European market. They also produce conventional 3D glasses. They also sell HDMI Sticks as well as speakers.
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Robert Scoble is showing off the Google Glass at the Next Berlin conference, he gave an awesome keynote on Context, the upcoming wearable computing revolution. Robert Scoble has been using his Google Glass for about a week and offers here some of his impressions and thoughts on this Google headmounted computer Prototype. Check back on http://ARMdevices.net for much more on the features and performance of the Google Glass and all other wearable computing devices that I'll video-blog in the weeks to come.
Robert Scoble's keynote video is here:
At Mobile World Congress 2013 the nomobile.ru guys interviewed me showing off my video-blogging setup and my latest gadgets. I wasn't able to use the Kopin Golden-i 3.8 to live augment my video-blogging at MWC because it was stuck in customs.
See more about how I video on my How I video-blog page.
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Video-blogging last month at CES was awesome. I've posted 75 videos filming with the ultra-high quality Panasonic GH3 camera on a Tiffen Steadicam Merlin 2 with vest and using the Kopin Golden-i 3.8 for augmented video-blogging. At the CES 2013, there were some significant ARM related announcements, demonstrations and releases. Here are some of my highlights:
1. Samsung announcing the Samsung Octa ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7 big.LITTLE processor. (I didn't get to film any interviews about Samsung Octa yet, here's the 1-hour Samsung keynote) I did film the Samsung 2013 HDTV series (which features perhaps a latest newest ARM processor built-in for its smart tv and features)
2. Nvidia announced Tegra4, quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 with companion-core, Nvidia's new 72-core GPU, huge new features, the Nvidia Shield gaming console, Nvidia Grid for cloud-streamed high-end gaming.
3. Rockchip RK3188 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 on 28nm HKMG process node launched for about Exynos4412-level performance in cheap tablets. Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 also reaching more devices on the market like the Archos Titanium tablet series at $7" 1024x600 $119. 8" 1024x768 $169, 9.7" retina $249 and 10.1" 1280x800 $199, the $169 Archos Gamepad and the Minix HDMI stick.
4. Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 in tablets being released: Archos launching Allwinner A31 Powered Platinum Tablet series in 8" $199 and 9.7" Retina $299, Allwinner A31 also shown by Eken and Sungworld.
5. Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 800 series, Qualcomm's next generation ARM Processor records and playsback 4K video.
6. Nufront reaching maturity with their NS115 dual-core ARM cortex-A9 in many thin and light 7" tablets coming out of China.
7. Infotmic launching iMAPx15 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 processor for low-cost tablets and phones.
8. ARM Powered Set-top-boxes launched like new Marvell Powered Google TV boxes from netgear, Hisense, Asus and TCL and the OMAP4470 Powered Archos TV Connect.
9. E Ink on the backs of Smartphones being launched by Russian Yota Devices, can extend battery life on your smartphone by 10x (talking about weeks of battery life for your smartphone). E Ink was also showing their new awesome higher resolution and front-lit e-reader screens like in the awesome new Kindle Paperwhite (which I've got and that I'll video-review) and the interesting super thin CST-01 E Ink wrist watch.
10. One Laptop Per Child's latest XO-4 Touch ARM Powered laptop release with Neonode IR touch on Pixel Qi screen using Marvell's Armada PXA2128 dual-core with companion core processor. OLPC also launches their XO learning OLPC XO Tablet, optimizing Android for productive use of Tablets in Childrens education worldwide.
13. 4K coming to the market: HiSense introducing $2000 4K 50", $3500 65" 4K and shows up to 110" 4K TVs, Panasonic shows their first printed 4K OLED promising affordable high yield mass manufacturing, Panasonic showing an impressive 20" 4K Tablet, Panasonic talking about 4K camcorder and showing a 4K 46" and 20" LCD TV, Sharp launching 32" 4K Tablet, 60" ICC-4K and showing 13.5" 4K OLED, Samsung's 4K 84" TV for actual release, LG releasing 55", 65" and 84" 4K and StreamTV upscaling and auto-3D.
16. Ubuntu Mobile OS launched, although I prefer their Ubuntu on Android implementation.
Kopin presents their new next generation wearable computer, headmounted hands-free interface micro-display connected device. This time it's lighter, more compact, runs on a much faster OMAP4470, interfaces with Verizon's LTE network, runs longer on a smaller battery, has a new higher-resolution micro-display, has a new better design. The Golden-i 3.8 is being released through Verizon in the USA during the next few months, through Vodafone in Europe, there are also potential carrier distributors for India and China. The use is industrial such as for using wearable computers for firefighters, police, doctors, mechanics, construction workers, military and more. The use can also be for all professionals and enthusiasts and early adopters of wearable computing.
During CES 2013, I was live video-streaming to a Google+ Hangout while reading the live IRC chat in the Golden-i headmounted display, that custom Google+ Hangouts and IRC chat functionality was programmed for me by Dave Hollick of Ikanos Consulting. This is just scratching the surface of what thishardware can do. With Android support coming to the Golden-i within a couple months, the whole Google+ Hangouts app and IRC apps can be made to run directly within the Golden-i, with voice-commands and voice dictation to live-blog, live-post to Google+ and live-tweet hands-free, for rapidly increasing the capabilities of ones headmounted hands-free Augmented Video-blogging setup.
This is how I video-blog.
As Google's Project Glass approaches early public testing phases, the enthusiasm for wearable computing is rapidly ramping up during 2013, I think that we can expect some really amazing things to become possible and usable using these types of wearable computing. Check back in the weeks and months to come on http://ARMdevices.net for much more coverage of the real useful usage of wearable computers with the Kopin Golden-i representing the forefront of what we can expect.
Stay tuned. I've got the new Kopin Golden-i 3.8 with OMAP4470 live streaming to a Google+ Hangout using Verizon LTE through tablet, also the Panasonic GH3 live streaming another angle through a Liveu setup, you can live feedback through the IRC chat at #armdevices on freenode you can use http://webchat.freenode.net/
It's not live just yet, but stay tuned here and at http://armdevices.net/live
See also and compare with my Highlights of 2011.
I posted 767 videos from 17 tradeshows, with 6.8 Million views on my YouTube channel (increasing my total YouTube view count to 21.6 Million), thank you for your 8696 comments, 13826 Likes, thank you for reading my blog, watching my videos, commenting, rating, sending news tips and sharing! Thanks to my 12885 followers on Google+! Since August 2011, I post most of my tech opinions on my Google+. Here are some of my Highlights in ARM Powered devices that I blogged on ARMdevices.net in 2012:
ARM Powered Google TV launching at CES 2012!
ST Ericsson U8500 in Smartphones shipping in China
ST Ericsson U8500 runs Ice Cream Sandwich
Marvell Armada 1500, ARM Powered Google TV
Acer Iconia Tab A700, 1920×1200 10.1″ ICS Tegra3 Tablet
Sharp ICC 4K Technology, 1080p to 4K upscaling on 55″ Sharp 4K TV to be released soon
OLPC XO-3 unveiled at CES 2012
Huawei Ascend P1 and P1 S, OMAP4460 1.5Ghz with 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen
LG 55″ OLED TV shown at CES 2012
CES Monorail Google+ Hangout
LG Spectrum, 4.5″ HD IPS display, 1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM8660 LTE
FXI Technologies Cotton Candy, Samsung Exynos 4210 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with a Mali-400
Eken $108 10.1″ and $75 7″ Ice Cream Sandwich Boxchip AllWinner 1.2Ghz ARM Cortex-A8
Toshiba shows 5.1″, 7.7″ and 13.3″ Tablets at CES 2012
Casio GB-6900 G-Shock, Bluetooth 4.0 watch
Canon HF M52, WiFi uploading to YouTube, to your iOS device and even live streaming to Qik!
Robert Scoble at CES 2012
Samsung 70″ 4K2K Quad-HD TV
Always Innovating OMAP4 HDMI Dongle
Qualcomm S4 MSM8960 Tablet Gaming performance
Geniatech shows Ice Cream Sandwich on Set-top-box using AmLogic ARM Cortex-A9
Motorola Kopin Golden-i at the Verizon booth at CES 2012
Sharp ICC 4K Technology, 1080p to 4K upscaling on 55″ Sharp 4K TV to be released soon
E Ink On Every Smart Surface
CES 2012 Monorail Hangout day3
CES 2012 Monorail Hangout day3
Pixel Qi at CES 2012
Phaeton DVIP $200 Android Watch uses MTK6516 with dual-SIM
Freescale i.MX6 Lite Series launched at CES 2012
ViewLink MyVu VizCom Headmounted Android video-streaming system
Rockchip RK2918 for set-top-boxes
Windows RT on OMAP4470 Texas Instruments 1.5Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet
OMAP5 at CES 2012
Samsung 55″ Super OLED at CES 2012
iRiver Kibot, this robot takes care of children
Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7.5 at CES 2012
Lenovo IdeaTab S2110, Android ICS Qualcomm Krait MSM8960 Tablet with Keyboard Dock
Orchard Inc Toughlet, Pixel Qi tablet for commercial ruggedized outdoor use
Status of Ubuntu for ARM Laptops and Servers
ARM quarterly profits up 45% year/year
ARM Powered Sony Google TV NSZ-GS7 launched
Teradici PCoIP, optimized remote desktop on TI’s OMAP4460
CES 2012 Highlights
I was on The White House Google+ Hangout yesterday
Mary Lou Jepsen presents at Google X event: Reading images from your brain’s visual memory
Chrome for Android now released
Google Entertainment System (GES)
Google Wallet should use ARM TrustZone for 100% security
MediaTek MT6575 single-core ARM Cortex-A9 launched!
Archos sells more tablets than Asus and Acer, has Europe’s number one sub-400€ tablet market share
Some of my expectations for Mobile World Congress
University of Art and Design in Geneva at Lift 2012
Anaïs Saint-Jude on the 17th century origins of Information Overload, Twitter, Blogging
Adrianne Jeffries and David Birch on BitCoin, digital worldwide currencies at Lift 2012
Mute Watch at Lift 2012
Xavier Dietlin’s innovative displays for luxury watches
Sony Xperia NXT Series launched at Mobile World Congress 2012
HTC design chief Scott Croyle talks about the HTC One Design
Huawei Ascend D Quad, “World’s Fastest Smartphone”
Huawei MWC 2012 Press Conference (31-minute HD video!)
HiSilicon K3V2 Quad-core 40nm ARM Cortex-A9
LG Optimus Vu vs Samsung Galaxy Note vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Texas Instruments OMAP5430
Recon Head-up Android Display for Ski and Snowboard Goggles
Google Booth at MWC 2012, Archos, Tablets and Phones on Display
Noalia augments the sensitive of the capacitive screen in 3D
Neonode Optical IR Touch Screen technology at Mobile World Congress 2012
ARM TrustZone at Mobile World Congress 2012
Build your own Henri Maillardet Drawing Automaton for $70 with rulers, motors and the Arduino
Panasonic Eluga Power, Qualcomm Krait S4 MSM8960, 5″ 720p LCD screen
Dream Chip xBounds mirroring to their OMAP3 HDMI dongle
Eric Schmidt at Mobile World Congress 2012
Rockchip RK30xx ARM Cortex-A9 announced
Qualcomm APQ8064 Quad-core with Adreno 320
Qualcomm Browser/Desktop Optimizations for Krait!
Windows 8 on ARM Consumer Preview Mobile World Congress 2012 keynote presentation highlights
I’m interviewed on DRadio Wissen, German National Radio
ST-Ericson L9540 1.85Ghz ARM Cortex-A9
Renesas MP5232 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with integrated LTE
VisualOn video playback at Mobile World Congress 2012
Oblong g-speak spatial operating environment
Chips&Media CODA9A0 presents 4K2K video decode for ARM Cortex-A15
Telstar shows $119 3.5″ Retina Display on MSM7227A ARM Cortex-A5
Jig.jp Augmented Reality Glasses at Mobile World Congress 2012
Awesome Huawei Horse sculpture at Mobile World Congress 2012, made of phones
28-minute Cyanogenmod unboxing of Sony Xperia S
Valueplus TizzBird Stick N1
Zeiss Cinemizer OLED Heads-up Display
Usmart shows compact Samsung Hummingbird PCB for cheap/compact Smartphones
Pierre Cardin $130 9.7″ IPS Boxchip Tablet
Shenzhen Wabook shows $93 Rockchip RK2918 Laptop
Huawei eSight Mobile, mobile/tablet app for Network Administrators
Woddon Industrial Limited shows iOS/Android remote controlled Helicopters, Airships and more
Joyplus shows Pixel Qi 10.1″ and 7″ tablets at CeBIT 2012
Sony Xperia S review by Mike Demuth
Gearomat, vending machine based on a web shop application
Appear, Kopin Golden-i Software provider, won 2nd price at CeBIT
ZXD 5″ Smartphone MT6573 $120 (dual-sim, HSPA), MT6575 $130
I’m on the BBC (on YouTube)
ARM Cortex-M0+ announced, to power the Internet of Things
Archos G10 xs, Archos Elements and Arnova 50€ announced
Zenithink ST-Ericsson U8500 3G 7″ 1024×600 Tablet for $150
Grandstream GXP2200, GXP2124, DECT phones announced at CeBIT 2012
Smartphone repair at the Shenzhen Smartphones Market
Huaqiangbei Shenzhen Smartphones Market
Boxchip A13 sub-$55 7″ Capacitive ICS Tablet by www.yooe.com.cn, even cheaper ARM Cortex-A8!
Zopo ZP100 MT6575 4.3″ qHD $174 street price
$63 7″ capacitive Boxchip A10 Tablet
$120 iPad2-clones in Shenzhen China
Tablet Catwalk at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair
$110 7″ Boxchip Laptop (with capacitive screen) by Yones Toptech Co Ltd
$79 Daza Electronics 1024×600 Boxchip Tablet
Hanlin shows unbreakable Flexible E-Ink e-reader!
$60 Apical 5″ capacitive 800×480 Boxchip A10 tablet
smartdevices.com.cn shows OMAP4460 10.1″ and OMAP4430 8″ Tablets at the HKTDC Electronics
Rockchip RK3066 Launched at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
Eken 9.7″ for $130 and 7″ for $64
$49 7″ capacitive Rockchip Rk2906 tablet by Sawink
$85 Boxchip A10 10.1″ Laptop runs ICS now by Sunlike, 4000mAh for $6 more
$142 Galaxy Nexus clone, runs ICS on MT6575, with 4.65″ LCD
$128 RK3066 1280×800 10.1″ ultra-slim and light Dual-Core Cortex-A9 tablet by Alldocube Technology and Science Co Ltd
Dr the Hon Samson Tam Wai-ho, JP, Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council
Hyundai Brilliant H950, 5.2″ MT6575 phone runs Ice Cream Sandwich at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
Video-blogging at the Guangzhou Canton Electronics Fair
Yinlips shows 7″, 5″ and 4.3″ Android game players
$100 10.1″ Boxchip A10 Laptop/Tablet convertible by Kinstone
Pipo shows 10.1″ and 9.7″ RK3066 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 tablets at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
Pixel Qi announces 2048×1536 better-than-iPad3 screen, with 100x lower power consumption
iPhone4-clones on Qualcomm MSM7227 for around $100 in Shenzhen China
Fun things at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair
ICS on 5″ MediaTek MT6575 Dolphin A80 phone
The Shenzhen Speakers Factory
Highlights from my 2 weeks of video-blogging at 4 conferences in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Guangzhou China
Alexander Bard, History, Sociology of Tech at Next Berlin
VIA WonderMedia WM8850, ARM Cortex-A9 in a Tablet
Yuandao Window N90, Rockchip RK3066 Dual-core based
Ramos W17Pro miumiu, AmLogic AML8726-MX Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Mali-400
$55 7″ capacitive Boxchip A13 SMT line, mass producing the Boxchip A13 PCB
$55 AllWinner Boxchip A13 Tablet Factory Tour
Bernhard Rosenkränzer talks Linaro Android Toolchain at Linaro Connect
$74 Boxchip A10 HDMI stick
Paul McKenney of IBM at Linaro Connect
Novacut Video Editor for Ubuntu Linux
David Rusling, Linaro CTO, at Linaro Connect
Linaro improvements to Android 4.0.4 performance on the Pandaboard TI OMAP4430 platform
Android at Linaro, the future, by Zach Pfeffer
Mark Shuttleworth at Linaro Connect
Patrik Klinger Program Manager of the ST-Ericsson Snowball development platform at Linaro Connect
Asus Tablet 600 with Windows 8 RT on ARM Tegra3
Windows 8 RT on the Qualcomm S4 Snadragon development platform
Rob Chandhok, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies talks about the latest ARM Powered software advances
ARM Press Conference at Computex 2012
I’m being interviewed about how I started video-blogging and announcing a new feature for ARMdevices.net
Seshu Madhavapeddy, General Manager, Mobile Devices Business Unit at Texas Instruments at Computex 2012
ARM Servers Keynote: Ian Ferguson and Mark Shuttleworth at Computex 2012
MiTAC GFX ARM Server Launch: Gary Rumney and Ian Ferguson talk about ARM Powered Servers
$44 capacitive Rk2906 ICS tablet by Sawink at Computex 2012
Wexler Flexible E Ink reader
Windows 8 RT on a $68 7″ VIA 8850 ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet by Eken
Texas Instruments shows Wi-Fi Miracast wireless display
OMAP5 demonstrations at Computex 2012
e-Top 3 Technology hacks any R/C Controlled car into a Bluetooth remote car
Nufront at Computex 2012
Geniatech HDMI stick and AmLogic AML8726-MX Dual-core Set-top-box
VIA launches $49 APC, ARM11 computer platform
Ubuntu on Android demonstrated at Computex 2012
Calxeda ARM Powered Server
ARM and AMD partner for TrustZone security and for the future of Heterogeneous Computing
$146 9.7″ Rockchip RK3066 Dual-core from Daza Electronics at Computex 2012
Ice Computer, computer in a module
Geniatech Headquarters in Shenzhen
YF Technology Factory Assembly
YF Technology Factory SMT
Eken Camera Factory Tour
MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC AllWinner A10 HDMI Stick Factory Tour
Entering the JWD Factory
JWD 10.1″ AllWinner Factory Tour
JWD 7″ AllWinner A10 Tablet Factory Tour
Jeff Clavier, Venture Capitalist at LeWeb London 2012
Catmoji.com, Cats on the Internet!!
My Google I/O (June 27-29th) predictions
Neonode to turn OLPC Pixel Qi Laptops into Tablets
FCC does it again, leaks new Archos generation
E Ink buys SiPix Technology
ARM launches Mali-T624, Mali-T628 and Mali-T678 GPU
ARM Mali-T604 in Exynos5 ARM Cortex-A15 reference tablet shown at SIGGRAPH
Archos 101 XS review, Ultrabook-killing machine
Toshiba 4K Video-gaming!
Toshiba 4K Quad-HD 3840×2160 TVs with CEVO Engine upscaling/processing from 55″ to 84″
Panasonic 20″ 4K LCD Monitor at IFA 2012
145″ 8K Plasma by Panasonic shown at IFA 2012
Status of the TV Display industry by Paul Gray, Director of European TV Research for DisplaySearch
E Ink at IFA 2012
$99 3G Allwinner A10 Eken G70 at IFA 2012
$39 AllWinner A13 Tablet (100K bulk) by Hott at IFA 2012
Minix RK3066 HDMI Stick at IFA 2012
LG 84″ 4K UD 3D TV
LG Google TV
Sharp IGZO LCD TFT Technolog
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung ATIV Windows RT Tablet
RFTECH at IFA 2012
Zaidtek at IFA 2012
Sony Xperia Tablet S
Sony 84″ 4K TV KD-84X9005 with 4K X-Reality Pro
ZhongXiang Quad-core Exynos 4412 PCB Design House
HSA Foundation Keynote at IFA 2012
Sony Xperia T
LG L9, OMAP4430 4.7″ Android Phone
Sony PRS-T2 Reader, 6″ with WiFi Evernote/Facebook share
Rockchip’s 28nm HKMG RK31xx processor is sampling
$67 RK3066 7″ $110 10.1″ , $173 9.7″ Retina from Sailing
$145 i.MX6 Quad 10.1″ 1024×600, $155 with 1280×800 from Yamay
$116 13.3″ Allwinner A10 Laptop by Yones Toptech
Ramos Exynos4412 Quad-core, RK3066 Dual-core Retina 9.7″ and Actions ATM7029 Quad-core
$118 MT6577 5″ WVGA, $90 7″ MT6577 WVGA, $130 MT6577 5.3″ qHD by U-Force
Geniatech ATV120, dual-core HDMI Stick
Malata Smartphones at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
$89 13.3″ Laptop on VIA WM8850 ARM Cortex-A9 single-core by Hivision
Archos Gamepad N64 emulation
Rockchip RK2928 and RK2926 launched at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
Archos Gamepad, gameplay demo including the N64/NES emulator
Archos Arnova Familypad
Archos 80 XS and Archos 97 XS
electronicAsia trade show introduction by managing director Ronald Unterburger
Coby Tablets at the HKTDC Electronics Fair
SCT shows DLP pico-projector in MT6577 dual-core phone
Anole Bluetooth sunglasses and secure encrypted bluetooth USB stick
E Ink Android Phone by Onyx International
Hi-802, i.MX6 Quad HDMI Stick
$59 RK3066 HDMI Stick
i.MX6, Exynos4412 Quad-core tablets shown by Dbetter
Onyx Boox Touch Moon Light (i62), Kindle Paperwhite competitor
Skyworth sold 800 thousand of these Rockchip RK2918 Tablets in Indonesia
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! ARM Powered Chromebook launched by Google with Samsung Exynos 5 ARM Cortex-A15 on board, $249!!!
The bunch of Rockchip RK3066/RK2908 HDMI Sticks
SDC Technology shows RK3066, A10/A13, Tablets, Laptops, Set-top-box, HDMI Sticks and more
XBMC, RF remote, display settings on the Hiapad Hi-802 i.MX6 Quad HDMI Stick
Factory Tour: 9.7″ IPS 3G Allwinner A10 Tablet for $152 being assembled by Jia Chuang Bo
Factory Tour: $61 Allwinner A13 9″ Tablet being assembled at Jia Chuang Bo
Exynos4412 Tablet and Smartphone by Zhengdongxing
$46 7″ VIA 8850 ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet by pyd
PCB Design House: Rockchip RK3066/RK2926 at Shenzhen Inpad Digital Technology
Factory Tour: Allwinner A10 PCB SMT line at the Jia Chuang Bo factory
Become a $20/year Member of ARMdevices.net
$271 Zopo ZP900 5.3″ qHD IPS MT6577, $271 Zopo ZP300+ 4.5″ 1280×720 MT6577
MT6577 phones at Huaqiangbei Shenzhen market
Smartphones repair centers at the Huaqiangbei Smartphone market
$2 Tablet cases at the Shenzhen Tablet Market
HiMedia Q5 Smart TV Box, advanced HiSilicon Android Set-top-box
$82 13.3″ VIA 8850 Laptop (Macbook Air clone) and Allwinner A10S HDMI Stick by Wabook
$240 SmartDevices T30 10.1″ 1280×800 OMAP4470, $300 SmartQ U7, SmartQ U7H 7″ with built-in DLP projector
$64 7″ 1024×600 RK3066, $151 9.7″ IPS RK3066 by Sigo
$70 7″ 1024×600 Rockchip RK3066, $46 7″ 800×480 VIA 8850 by Guobangxingye
$81 Nufront NS115 ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-core 7″ 1024×600 IPS Tablet by Xusit
$25 Allwinner A10 HDMI Stick by Ditter
MT6577 phones (Samsung/HTC/Apple clones) by Huida
Oppo Finder, 6.65mm thin Qualcomm 8260 Android phone
Wabook ARM Powered laptops, $71 10.1″ 1024×600, $51 7″ 800×480
Walking through the Smartphone market in Huaqiangbei Shenzhen China
Overview of the latest/best HDMI Sticks and Set-top-boxe out of Shenzhen China
Overview of the latest/best 7″ Tablets out of Shenzhen China
Calxeda ARM Cortex-A57 64bit Server Processor announced
GLOBALFOUNDRIES at ARM Techcon 2012
ARM Keynote: ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-A57 64bit ARMv8 processors launched
AMD makes ARM Cortex-A57 64bit Server Processor
I'll update this post to add my lists of highlights for November-December 2012 in the next couple of days.
Thanks for watching my videos of 2012, Happy New Year!
1. Nexus Tablet, 7" preferably with Pixel Qi LCD to merge Tablets with E-readers. Keyboard dock for Chrome productivity.
2. Android Jelly Bean launched, feature major new features and integrates Linaro code talked about in my video Linaro improvements to Android 4.0.4 performance on the Pandaboard TI OMAP4430 platform for speed optimizations. Most important feature I think is the merger of Smartphone, Tablet, Google TV Set-top-box, E-reader, Chromebook with final fully optimized Chrome on Android on ARM, full Desktop/Laptop level Chrome on ARM Android browsing.
3. Google upgrades Cloud Computing platform to support and host php/mysql web apps such as wordpress, phpbb, mediawiki, Google hosts it for free with unlimited bandwidth when AdSense is used on every page.
4. Google Entertainment System (GES) is launched. It's a layer to turn all Android HDMI/MHL devices and Set-top-boxes into full home console gaming machines that can rival Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft as home consoles. Consider Google to launch the Google Entertainment System for $49 with HDMI out only and up to $99 with a full Google TV HDMI input/output and IR blaster functionality. It's ARM Powered, it's powerful enough to replace your Desktop computer outputting a full Chrome browser on your HDTV/Monitor and using Bluetooth or RF keyboard/mice. It includes the new RF signal to manage Android@Home, thus turning your home into an intelligent connected platform. Consider it a sort of Nexus device to show how Google TV should be done, to show home Android@Home should be done, to show how Android can be used to challenge home consoles, to show how ARM Powered Chromeboxes should be done and to show how the Google Android Hub system for WiFi, White Spaces should be done.
5. Google+ launches major Recommendation/Personalization functionality. Consider the web will no longer be the same. You'll have a totally new experience of web content through a new version of Google+ that is able to provide automatic streams for you based on the items you +1. Finally, the + in Google+ is going to be making full sense. Finally the +1 button is going to be used and everyone will instantly understand the meaning of using the +1 button, it is to teach Google what you like and have Google show you better content automatically. It'll be absolutely revolutionary. A totally new way to surface quality on the web. You don't need a lot of followers, you don't need to be famous, you don't need to be viral, soon after you post quality/original content on the web it can automatically reach the deserved audience. Who circles who will make less and less sense. HD Google+ Hangouts (up to 1080p high bitrates) are added as an enterprise on-demand perhaps paid feature.
6. Google may open up Android development process after Jelly Bean. Consider it Google opening up nightly Android advancements to the rest of the world and taking in more upstream suggestions for Android improvements from the open source community in General. As part of Google's anti-fragmentation effort, Google can announce real-time collaboration in the development of future versions of Android, so new versions of Android reach more devices sooner using over-the-air upgrade systems worldwide. Expect Google to announce Android's total daily activations number to be well above 1.5 million if all Android devices are included in the count, meaning not limiting the count to Google Certified devices, but also include all Chinese devices sold not only in China, also sold in India, Brazil and worldwide. Google can announce that Android tablets daily activations also have overtaken the iPad since December 2011, again if all Android tablets are included in the count, also including the millions of non-certified Chinese Android tablets such as the $55 Android ICS tablets featured in my video: $55 AllWinner Boxchip A13 Tablet Factory Tour
7. Google Project Glass to be released before the end of the year. It's not just the Google reference hardware, it's more importantly about a software layer on top of Android optimized for Augmented Reality usages to be used hands-free using any heads-up microdisplay including the Kopin Golden-i that I filmed and that I have been using since October last year: Motorola Kopin Golden-i at CES 2012 I think it's just a layer of new APIs for Android apps to function well in a hands-free headmounted mode, using Google Voice Actions for voice-commands, using the accelerometer, compass, and all other usual sensors and thus simply providing an optimized Android Home Replacement and APIs for that. The first Google Glass compatible devices can be released from $199 to $499 before the end of this year.
8. Google's Self-driving car system should be targeted as sub-$2000 add-on that can be added to any car. Just add some sensors and cameras to the roof of your car, and insert some electronics to the driving system of your car, and it should be turned into a Google Self-driving car. Google can announce partnerships with several major car makers to include the self-driving car functionality as a sub-$2000 option to several car models, to be shipping before the end of the year.
9. $199 ARM Powered Chromebooks launched. imagine it as nice as an Ultrabook, but for $199, running a full speed Chrome OS on one of the latest ARM processors, for example TI OMAP4470, Tegra3, Exynos4412, HiSilicon K3V2, Qualcomm S4, and more. 20-hour battery life. 100% security using ARM TrustZone. Speed is way faster than Intel Atom Chromebooks, browsing speed is comparable to any $1000 Ultrabook.
What else are you expecting from Google at I/O this year?
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Rory Cellan-Jones from the BBC interviewed me at Mobile World Congress last week about my Motorola Kopin Golden-i Augmented Video-blogging system. By the end of the year, thanks to the fast moving world of Technology, we'll all be walking around with compact wearable computers, augmenting our reality, it's going to be awesome!