Airtame HDMi is a device similar as Chromecast. It owns one HDMI port. Users can connect with TV set. Now, it is in crowdfunding, Till today, it collects about 1.3 million US dollars. Now, this unit is already for sale on Ontablets.
Airtame is regarded as Enterprise edition Chromecast. It support different platforms, and runs on MAC, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. It allows users to show data to a device with HDMI. As this deviceis for enterprise users, it has special APP, and Control panel. Users can control several devices, on single unit.
Processors from Qualcomm are mostly adopted by some flagship smart phones in market. For example, the new XiaoMi Note mobile phone will adopt the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU. Mediatek, the competitor of Qualcomm is most aiming for middle and low end market, but recently, it wants to move to high end market. And its latest MTK6795 is the CPU for high end market.
Similar as Snapdragon 810, this MTK6795 is also coming with 4 ARM Cortex A53 and 4 Cortex A57. Frequency can be 2.2GHz. It can support a 20M pixels camera and LTE Cat 4 network. The max download speed is 150Mbps. The max upload speed is 50Mbps. This chipset adopt the 28nm process technology.
As we know, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 adopts the 20nm process, and support LTE Cat 9 and max download speed can be 450Mbps. But recently, news said Snapdragon 810 has the problem of overheating for working. Its availability may be delayed to second half of this year.
But this MTK6795 is already available for mass production. And soon we may see the smart phone with this processor. So which will be the first one. Let's expect it.
When 20nm process technology is successful, many suppliers started to develop the 16nm, 14nm, even 10nm process. Not long before, TSMC announced its 16nm process is delayed. Recently, Intel also announced that its 10nm is still developed, there is no exact schedule for it.
As schedule, Intel will launch its 10nm process technology at the end of 2016, coded by Cannonlake, it will replace the 14nm Broadwell Skylake solution. But the situation is not good. The words may mean intel 10nm process technology will be delayed as well.
As the 16nm process technology of TSMC is not going well, and will be delayed at second half of 2015, and the mass production will be next year. It forces Qualcomm and Apple to choose Samsung 14nm Fin FET technology.
The CEO of TSMC also admit the news, he said, in 2015, TSMC will lose Samsung on the 16nm process. He said now there were over 50 clients adopting TSMC 16nm process.
In the past year, PIPO has paid a lot on tablets with Windows OS, and launched several new tablets, but recently, PIPO launched a new tablet pc with Android OS. Model number is PIPO M9S. It is the upgraded edition of the PIPO M9. The CPU performance is much enhanced.
The design of the M9S is the same as M9. It owns one 10.1 inch IPS screen. Resolution is 1280*800 pixels, and it adopts the G+G technology, supports 10 touch points. CPU is the latest RK3288 quad core from Rockchip. RAM is 2GB, and flash memory is 16GB. Its front camera is 2M pixels, rear camera is 5M pixels. It can support GPS, Wifi, bluetooth etc. The operation system is Android 4.4.
Now, this unit is already available for sale in suverimax.com. Price is 130 euros.
In the CES 2015 which was closed last week, tablets and smart phones are not the leading roles. But there are still some good tablets for niche market. In the CES show, one company in Taiwan launched a tablet projector named ProjectorPad P70. This unit have the projector function, users can project the data in tablet on wall.
This P70 owns a 7 inch IPS screen, screen resolution is 1024*600 pixels. CPU is one quad core processor from Mediatek, frequency is 1.3GHz. Its RAM is 1GB and flash memory is 16GB. Front camera is 2M pixels, and rear camera is 5M pixels. The performance of this tablet is not good.
This unit can project videos to wall in 854*480 pixels. In 2 meters, this tablet can project video in 72 inch. Users can enable the tablet and projector together, or just keep the projector working. its battery life is 2 hours.
Though its performance is not good, but its price is not cheap, nearly 300 euros. In fact, this is not the first projector tablet, in 2012, there is one tablet with similar function. But it is failed. But if you are interested in this P70, you can have a try.
Now, one big shortcoming of smart phones and other mobile devices is the battery life. It can not last working long, and more important, there is security problem.
Recently, One company named prologium launched new battery technology, FLCB. The battery can be bend easily, and even cut the battery out, there is no danger, and battery can work as well. It is one perfect battery for smart swearing devices.
Prologium has demonstrated this new technology to us. When connected with a LED light, no matter how you bend the battery, the LED still works.Even after a long time of recharging, the battery will not overheating. it is much better than the regular Li-ion battery we use nowadays.
Yesterday, report from Suverimax, in 2014, the new app growth of Google Play has surpassed App Store first time, and the total developer of Google Play is also leading Apple Store in past three years. The total amount of developers of Google Play is 388 thousand. As what the report said, most growth of Google Play is from the second half of 2014.
In 2014, the total developer of Apple Store is 282 thousand, Amazon is only 48 thousand. Totally speaking, the APP amount of the three stores is keeping on increasing. Compared with 2013, it is increased by 50% at least. But the growth of Google Play is biggest.
The total APP of Google Play is 1.43 million, and Apple Store is 1.21 million. Amazon is 293 thousand, and compared with last year, Amazon is increased by 90%.
The fastest growth iOS categories are Business, Food&Drink, Lifestyle, Social Networking and Catalogs. The fastest growth Android categories are games, photography, music, business, and entertainment.
Though the total APP amount of Google Play is more than App Store, but iOS is more prefered by developers. Usually, they will develop APP for iOS first, then Android OS. That is because, iOS can bring more profit to developers.
In CES 2015, Actions showed its latest two 64 bit processor, ATM9009 and GT9. In meanwhile, Actions also displayed one tablet pc with the ATM9009 processor.
In 2015, most mobile devices will be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. Android 5.0 Lollipop OS supports the 64 bits processor, and adopts the new ART process technology. Performance is better than old Android OS.
Now, many tablets and smart phones suppliers are developing their products with 64 bit Android OS. But to exploit the advantage of 64 bits, it needs the 64 bits operation system and 64 bits processor. Android Lollipop OS is the best 64 bit OS, and this Action ATM9009 can be one of the best 64 bit processors. ATM9009 is for high end tablet pc, Chromebook etc, and the GT9 is for OTT box and smart household appliance.
ATM9009 is based on the Cortex A53 framework, and adopts 28nm process technology, GPU is PowerVR G6230.
In 2015, when suppliers are developing their 64 bits products, as Actions owns the 64 bits operation system compatibility, and 64 bits processor, it will have some advantage in the market.
2015 CES trade show is closed, and in the show, Sharp displayed its great strength on LCD display, and showed several new LCD panel. One is 85 inch 8K resolution LCD, 120 inch 4K resolution LCD and one 60 inch wraparound LCD.
The resolution of the 85 inch LCD is 7680*4320 pixels. This is the first LCD panel with 8K resolution. Its refresh rate is 120Hz, 12 bits/pixel, brightness is 400. As estimation, it will be launched in 2016 in Japan.
Except that the 120 inch LCD TV is the biggest commercial display with 4K resolution. Of course, it is only for commercial purpose. Regarding the 60 inch wraparound LCD display, its curved degree is 150. That is quite amazing.
Several months ago, VW and Benz have already shown us their gesture operation system. Recently, BMW cooperated with Samsung and displayed its new gesture operation system in the CES 2015. This system has some very helpful function, like in car entertainment system developed by Samsung, and gesture system from BMW.
The in car entertainment system is realized by a tablet pc. Passengers can control the temperature of air conditioner, car audio switch on/off etc. That means, the tablet will be a controller of your in car electronic system.
This tablet is based on Android OS, and specially developed by Samsung for BMW. When press the Home button, unit will go to Touch Command top menu. As news from suverimax.com, now, the screen size and design is not confirmed by BMW, so we may need to wait one or two years for this in car tablet.
Benz has already launched its gesture operation system, and VW launched its Golf R Touch concept car, now BMW also will launch its new in car system. We can say gesture OS will be the future of in car system.