Category Archives: Geopolitics

Smartphone market outlook and the MediaTek Helio X10 based Xiaomi Redmi Note 2/Prime launched for $125, $140 and $156

Let’s start with an extremely good presentation video by Mrwhosetheboss: And an actual experience video from Chinese sources (finished by comparing to iPhone 6): Aug 16, 2015, Xiaomi Today: Xiaomi sold 800,000 Redmi Note 2 phones in 12 hours Note that Xiaomi … Continue reading

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Embedded Android — A VIA Technologies Strategic Direction in addition to its earlier joint CPU venture with the Shanghai government

– Nov 12, 2012 – July 11, 2014: Can VIA Technologies save the mobile computing future of the x86 (x64) legacy platform? for preliminary reading on this blog – October 8, 2014: Coming very soon from Centaur Technology: A Leap Ahead in Chip Design as a … Continue reading

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Qualcomm’s alignment with latest developments in China via downsizing, Allwinner and Microsoft collaboration

July 22, 2015: Qualcomm to cooperate with Microsoft, Allwinner for entry-level mobile device market by Digitimes Research Qualcomm aims to ramp up its penetration in the entry-level mobile device market by cooperating with Microsoft to launch low-cost Windows Mobile 10 products, … Continue reading

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The Dawn of the SoC 2.0 Era: The TSMC Perspective

From its companion post The Dawn of the SoC 2.0 Era: The ARM Perspective Regarding TSMC itself the April 8 conclusion in TSMC Outlines 16nm, 10nm Plans article by EE|Times is: “It’s not completely clear who is ahead at 16/14 but I think TSMC is … Continue reading

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MediaTek’s 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 octa-core SoC MT8752 is launched with 4G/LTE tablets in China

Oct 9, 2014 (reports on several Chinese websites about the launch):  [First MT8752 octa-core Tablet!] 首款MT8752八核平板![999 Yuan Cool Rubik’s Cube T7] 999元酷比魔方T7发布 Oct 11, 2014 on JD.com (Jingdong Mall): [Cool Rubik’s Cube] 酷比魔方(CUBE)T7 7[inch tablet computer]英寸平板电脑(MT8752[octa-core]八核 JDI[Retina [1920*1200] screen]视网膜屏64[bit]位[China Unicom]联通/[mobile dual]移动双4G 2.0GHz … Continue reading

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HP split into two–HP Enterprise and HP Inc. (devices and printers)–for the growth phase of its turnaround

Also seeing total 55,000 job cuts this year, with 45,000-50,000 cuts already done in Q2. CEO Meg Whitman (age 58) is enjoying huge bonus payments via those job cuts, and then she will lead HP Enterprise as CEO, as well … Continue reading

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32-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Processor (ARM TechCon 2014, Oct 1-3): “our latest and greatest”

Only 3 devices based on Snapdragon 805 SoC have been announced yet (since September): Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (will be released on Oct 21), Samsung GALAXY Note Edge and Samsung GALAXY Note 4 (release for both–17 model varieties–is scheduled to take place in 140 … Continue reading

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