Monthly Archives: February 2013

Phablet competition in India: $258 Micromax-MediaTek-2013 against $360 Samsung-Broadcom-2012

Allwinner in mainland China moved first to quad-core Cortex-A7 with the A31 SoC introduced with the launch of the first two tablet products, Onda V972 and V812, on December 5, 2012 (and delivered from December 24, 2012 on in mainland … Continue reading

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Linux client market share gains outside the Android? Instead of gains will it shrink to 5% in the next 3 years?

The Linux Foudation quite proundly referred to ReadWriteMobile: The ‘Year of the Linux Desktop’? That’s So 2012 [Feb 3, 2013] For those Linux enthusiasts still pining for the mythical “Year of the Linux Desktop,” the wait is over. In fact, … Continue reading

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Ubuntu and HTC in lockstep

Update at 18:05 PM CET: Both Ubuntu’s and HTC’s countdowns have ended, and there was no relationship between the two. Ubuntu, however, managed a clever publicity this way. What Ubuntu is promising now – touch enhanced experience from a single … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Media Services OR Intel & Microsoft going together in the consumer space (again)?

With Intel Media: 10-20 year leap in television this year [Feb 16, 2013] and Microsoft entertainment as an affordable premium offering to be built on the basis of the Xbox console and Xbox LIVE services [Feb 13, 2013] this is … Continue reading

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Intel Media: 10-20 year leap in television this year

Updates: Coming Soon: Intel’s Must-See TV [Barrons.com, June 22, 2013] The chip giant readies a TV subscription service powered by a set-top box unlike any other. Full disclosure, dear readers—I’m not a TV viewer. I chucked the set years ago … Continue reading

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Microsoft entertainment as an affordable premium offering to be built on the basis of the Xbox console and Xbox LIVE services

OR create interactive content as a premium offering together with partners using Kinect technology as a starter OR moving Microsoft Xbox 360 to ‘entertainment console’ OR leaving the good quality commodities to others and going for a premium brand with … Continue reading

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Qualcomm moving to Applications DSP (ADSP)

Qualcomm’s Hexagon™ DSP [QUALCOMMVlog YouTube channel, Feb 1, 2013] Steve Brightfield, QTI, discusses the evolution of Qualcomm’s Digital Signal Processor (DSP) from the original Qualcomm DSP #1 to our current sixth generation DSP, branded as Hexagon™ DSP. Find out about … Continue reading

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