03/30/2010, Pictures of an obvious iPad clone have started to surface, and aside from the elongated display, it certainly looks a lot like Apple’s iPad. According to the source, it seems that this device will use Google’s Android OS, and will be powered by a 600MHz ARM SoC (System on Chip). Apparently the display is a 10-inch one. There aren’t much additional details available at the moment, but it certainly seems […]
03/10/2010, Roy Chen, ARM’s worldwide mobile computing ODM manager, predicted that the company will be powering at least 50 tablets that will be launched sometime this year, with the first slew hitting us in the second quarter followed by a tsunami of tablets in the third. What we are more interested in would be the operating system of choice – will these ARM-powered tablets run on Android, Linux, or Windows?
02/05/2010, Looks like the future is bright for mobile devices, especially since ARM has revealed the roadmap for future iterations of its Cortex-A series of chips. The upcoming chip is codenamed Eagle, and is estimated to have 3 billion units produced annually. While there isn’t too much information on it revealed just yet, we do know that it’s targeted at smartphones, mobile computing and digital TV products. Word is that it’ll […]
02/04/2010, DARPA has kicked off a robotics software/hardware research and development program known as ARM, where it hopes to construct a robot which is capable of grasping a number of objects using two arms and hands autonomously and skillfully, making us wonder whether DARPA is really Skynet in disguise. This is to help it hold objects such as knives and pistols, and according to the brief, the new robot hand and […]
02/01/2010, If you’ve been eyeing the Motorola Devour, we’ve got a little tidbit of information that might pique your interest. It seems that the Devour will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM7627 processor, which is the same processor used by the Palm Pixi and BlackBerry Curve 8530. The MSM7627 comes from the ARM11 family, and sports a 600MHz application processor, which isn’t all that shabby. It’s also been said that the […]
01/05/2010, [CES 2010] Marvell has just launched its Computer 3.0 platform based on the Armada 300 processor. New the system still uses an ultra-low power and thermal envelope, but manages to reach 2Ghz and includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and built-in 1.8″ hard drive. The overall package is also much smaller (and sexier) than previous generations. Once again the semi-conductor mantra “smaller, better, cheaper” is beautifully applied by Marvell to these tiny computers. […]
11/24/2009, I just read an upbeat post about Chrome OS from Bob Morris, the director of Mobile computing at ARM. Here’s an excerpt: It truly levels the playing field for platforms. For the most part today, the OS and HW are closely connected and this drove platforms that slowly innovated. Chrome OS blows this apart, the OS is the browser, which makes the hw irrelevant since applications are written in HTML5 […]
11/09/2009, With the netbook marking exploding, ARM processors should be gaining some traction, though it seems that there is a bit of bad news of folks who support the ARM processors. According to Mike Nash, Microsoft’s corporate vice president, Windows 7 will not support ARM processors, and Microsoft will continue with its strategic cooperation with Intel. Will this latest development turn netbook makers to alternatives such as Linux?
08/12/2009, A few new Plug Computing applications were just announced and they include: WebTVPlug, Eyecon and TonidoPlug. WebTVPlug connects to WebTView (a video search service) to make WebTView videos accessible to a DLNA/uPNP home device. For example, your PlayStation 3 could access WebTView, even if there’s no WebTView application for PS3. This is pretty cool. Eyecon also relies on DLNA/uPNP to give you access to a virtual library of all the […]
07/27/2009, Pegatron, a spin-off from ASUS, has been showing a Netbook powered an ARM processor around. This particular model uses an ARM Cortex-A8 design found in a host of gadgets, including the Palm Pre (same design, but not the exact same chip). Running at a 1Ghz frequency, it is capable of playing 720p video and run basic 3D applications. While Android isn’t ready for Netbooks yet, this Pegatron runs Ubuntu (Linux) […]