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MIPS phones? Tablets?

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, Processors- ARM, Video Technology January 10th, 2011

I was at CES last week and saw many interesting gadgets. I’ll write more on that as I get time but something I thought was a must mention was MIPS based smartphone running Android. MIPS is generally associated with home entertainment and ARM with smartphones. But it seems that everyone is trying to go after the other’s markets these days - if ARM is going after Home Entertainment so why not MIPS? At the MIPS demo suite, I saw demo of a phone running Android 2.1 on MIPS 34Kc class processor. The CPU was manufactured by a Chinese SoC and the phone incidently was also being sold in Chinese market as a low end smartphone. What made a it interesting was that the CPU ran at 400 MHz and manufactured using 0.13 micron technology. The phone ran Android 2.1 and one would have expected that a 400 MHz phone running Android would give mediocre performance. ......continue reading

Renesas Devcon 2010- session on multimedia technology

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Flash 10, Flash Lite ports, Google, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, HTML5, Media players, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Operating Systems, Processors- ARM, Semiconductors October 19th, 2010

Recently I had a privilege to be on the panel at Renesas Devcon 2010. Renesas, for those of you don’t know, is one of the top chip companies and has a large portfolio of microcontrollers.  I was one of the panelists on ‘Meet the Experts’ session that focused on multimedia technologies. The session was titled “Multimedia Issues in Embedded Systems Design”. The audience was fairly interactive during the session and the discussion centered around on Android, Flash, Video, Audio, Hardware decoders and in general challenges in designing successful products. Some of the key giveaways I noted from the session are as follows. ......continue reading

HTML5, future of Flash, Silverlight, BADA, OpenPlug, Android etc. etc. - from FITC mobile

Flash Lite ports September 20th, 2010

FITC Mobile Toronto 2010 had a great selection of session focusing on latest ‘hot’ technologies and I recommend that you attend one in the future- especially if you are interested in ramping up quickly on mobile application development. In addition to sessions, Google threw a great party at Hyde Lounge and numerous breaks provided ample opportunity to network. Here are some of the interesting tidbits I gathered from the conference. ......continue reading

FITC Mobile 2010 in September

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices- iPhone, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite 4, Google, HTML5, Mobile applications, Mobile phones August 18th, 2010

Well, I have been lazy of late when it comes to blogging. There is lot of interesting stuff happening, but haven’t really had a chance to blog due to work and other commitments. But I thought I’d write a quick note about the FITC Mobile event coming up in Toronto. Our friends at the FITC have generously offered me a giveaway ticket to the Festival ($199 value). If you are interested, please contact me. The event is taking place on September 16-18 and focuses on all the cool stuff- Flash, Android, iPhone. ......continue reading

Skyfire browser coming to Android

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile phones, Rich Internet Applications February 12th, 2010

Skyfire, a browser technology that essentially is an example of successful cloud computing, has purchased a company called Kolbysoft. Kolbysoft makes a Webkit browser that runs on Android. The motive? To bring similar cloud computing technology to Android. Which will mean that Flash 10 among other latest browser technologies will be available on Android. ......continue reading

Google Android moving into digital home devices

Android, Devices- Embedded, Flash Lite ports, Media players May 12th, 2009

Digital Media Design Line- a publication of EE Times is reporting that Android is moving fast into consumer market. A new consortium called ‘Open Embedded Sofware Forum’ (OESF) has been formulated in Asia to push the Android into the set top boxes. The consortium currently has 23 members and expects the membership to grow to 100 in 2009. ......continue reading

HTC Android G2 pictures

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Mobile phones January 29th, 2009

Well- the G2 pictures have started leaking accross the web. For the picture, it looks as though G2 does not have keyboard. The phone is expected to arrive mid May- although I’ve read reports that it won’t be out until July. Some sites even question the authenticity of the pictures. Nevertheless, its good to see another Android handset coming out. ......continue reading

World’s second Android powered phone available in Australia

Android, Browsers, Google, Mobile phones December 8th, 2008

Its developed by a company called Cogan, and the models are called Agora and Agora pro. It looks very similar to Samsung Blackjack, and has touchscreen, camera, wifi, gps etc. It is available now via Cogan’s web site for Australian $299. It apparently is also available for international purchase if you want to buy it outside Australia. The phone has a browser along with all the suite of Google applications. ......continue reading

LiMo foundation(Linux Mobile) has support for Adobe Flash Lite

Android, Browsers, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, Operating Systems October 7th, 2008

So I have been following Linux configurations available for mobile devices and have blogged about LiMo a while ago. There are several other Mobile Linux configurations available for cellphones including Google Android which is based on Linux. iPhone SDK is also unix based, and OpenMoko is the other open source Linux. There are several other varients offered by Montavista, Greenhills and other OS vendors. ......continue reading

TMobile has 3G network (but no phones?)

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Google, Wireless Carriers September 22nd, 2008

I came accross this article on Information Week. It says that TMobile is working on expanding its 3G offering. 3G TMobile service is currently available in: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, and San Diego. By mid-October, it should expand into Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Seattle.   ......continue reading

Google Android phone coming on Sept 23?

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- iPhone, Operating Systems September 16th, 2008

Reuters is reporting that TMobile will offer first Android phone on Sept 23. The cell phones will be made by Taiwan’s High Tech Computer (HTC). From the press release: ......continue reading

Chrome being ported to ARM (and your cell phone)

Android, Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Google September 11th, 2008

Embedded.com is reporting that Google Chrome has been ported to ARM, and will soon be available for cell phones. Chrome is based on Webkit, and claims to have much faster page load times than competing browsers, in addition to the stability it provides.  Chrome also uses a JVM called V8 which is supposed to be 10 times the other JVMs available elsewhere. ......continue reading

LiMo mobile linux takes on Nokia and Google

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems September 5th, 2008

Limo foundation, an open source Linux community for mobile phones has been doing well, and has just shipped 22nd mobilephone (Motorola Rokr EM30) with with Limo support. The foundation boasts 50 companies in its membership list, including heavyweights such as Motorola, Orange, NTT Docomo and Samsung. ......continue reading

Google to create Android Marketplace

Android, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Embedded linux September 2nd, 2008

Android developers’ blog by Eric Chu provided details of the ANdroid market place for developers. Developers can register themselves as merchant on the portal, upload their applications and publish. Unlike Apple, this means that Google will not be taking a cut from the revenue generated. Good news for developers indeed!! ......continue reading

Symbian open source to benefit Google?

Android, Devices- iPhone July 1st, 2008

Huh? Why would Google benefit from Nokia’s move? After all the move was meant to give leg up to Symbian over Android. Symbian is the most dominant OS in mobile world, the logically thinking, after making it open source, more companies would start using it since now its free. ......continue reading