Today first part of the news related MediaTek at Computex 2014. And remember, yes, a few days ago I was doing you a teaser Computex by talking about its implications for Mediatek. Well this “computer show” Taipei is started and well underway, as the Taiwanese chip designer began reporting on some expected things..
MediaTek presented its platform hardware and software development called “Linkit.” MediaTek clearly moving to a new dimension with elements of language focused and quite encouraging. In this case they talk about Linkit as a Software / Hardware platform which aims to boost the markets “wearable” devices but also surprise, the “IoT” initials for the Internet of Things. May be it does not speak to you? This is normal, but I’ll explain.
The platform LinkIT is actually divided into two parts, the hardware part is provided by the new SoC Aster which we told you about in the article teaser. With a size of 5.4 to 6.2 mm SoC is advertised as the smallest mobile processor solutions currently on the market. It was designed to enable the developer community to create a wide range of products and solutions at affordable prices, the trademark of MTK. voicie Aster MT2502 and some prototypes.
And this is where the IoT into dance. Because this term does not only refer to the ” wearables ” smartwatches type smartbracelet or smartglasses ! I do not know if you saw the presentations of Samsung connected to the house on the sidelines of the presentation of S5 systems. Basically, door handles connected , washing machines connected with the pub happening now on TV , but also ovens, fridges, alarm systems and small automation. All this in the context of a ” smart home ” according to Samsung. Well Mediatek and IoT is an ambition for all these types of terminals, but with more potential solutions for business , industry , sports etc etc ! Along with the announcement of Aster , MediaTek has also launched two new processors the MT7688 MT7681 and , both seeking to view the digital home . Both processors are suitable for connected home devices, but will also add a ” smart control” on household appliances in general.
MediaTek aims high and JC Hsu Managing Director and Head of Business Development at MediaTek has stated
“We want to enable an ecosystem of device manufacturers, application providers and developers to create innovations and new solutions for the super-mid market”
A super-mid market therefore includes all these varieties of new devices become possible thanks to the platform Linkit. Also according to JC Hsu, this new initiative MediaTek Labs to provide software models key reference in hand will allow developers to make their products more easily with first places the MT7688 and MT7681 SoC Aster, but in the future with all other chipsets MTK suited to this program. Mediatek wants to reach as many people as quickly as possible to allow all their users to become “everyday Genius” geniuses every day, and I I like it as a philosophy ^ ^!
This platform is a novelty in China, but not a conceptual innovation in pure sense, as already Huawei to create the beginning of the year a semi open application developers for its platform. LinkIT however is more akin to software development for man-machine interface. The real portal MediaTek Labs officially open the third quarter of this year, as to burn a little more the second quarter of 2014 which looks hot potato!
Then you’ll be a “Everyday Genius” this year?
Stay tuned for further news from Computex 2014!
If manufacturers also offer versions of their products in different countries or continents that can only increase the frustration of others not able to access.
That may be your case with these new colors for PlayStation Vita since SCE Hong Kong announced that it will launch the PS Vita Wi-Fi version (PCH-2000) with two new colors:
– “Red / Black”
– “Blue / Black”
Planned launch in Hong Kong on July 3 at a price of HK $ 1,680 (about € 160, $ 215).
These new colors would make you they give you to the PS Vita Game?
Given that we are still in a period of dearth of news on Chinese Smartphones are being prepared with 4G LTE devices in Mediatek CPU we will make a small detour tidbits of the Republic of China in Taiwan.
The rumor that HTC would be preparing a cheap version of the HTC One M8, a colored with a plastic body and will be rolled out under the HTC One E8 model release. Yet another version further versions of the One that will come soon in Advanced version, Plus and Mini 2.
HTC One E8 will offer a 5-inch screen Full HD 1080p with Super LCD3 technology and will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core processor clocked at 2.5Ghz. It will support 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM expandable via microSD card up to 128GB as long as you get to get your hands on this type of card that is not very common, and therefore expensive.
The unit also comes with a dual camera rear main 13Mpx and 5Mpx front, with a 2600mAh battery and will run on Android 4.4 with Sense KitKat 6 UI interface. 4G LTE will be much of the game and will possibly Dual SIM, it is possible that different versions come in two types of media, to confirm.
For the comparison at One M8, the E8 is a bit more plastic with a slight weight gain of about 15 grams. However the chip and the audio system will be maintained to always offer the original BoomSound to be provide unparalleled strength for the device.
The One E8 will be available in several colors through the White Metallic Silver, Blue, Red, and Black and Gold The device should return to stage later this month in June and should be available for sale in China price 2799 yuan or about € 250 (355 $) starting price. A bit pricey though for a “cheap” version is not it? 🙂
Barely a week has passed since Oppo announced its mini N1, the N1 5.5 inch with less advanced features but still its rotating apparatus and Find Mini 5 already on the market, it seems like the Oppo strategy mini flagship, as a variant shrink when washing the Find 7 is about to be sold and the least we can say is that it looks like his older!
It had been several months since we heard about a new OS that would be developed in “joint ventures” by the Korean Samsung and U.S. Intel to equip one of their new device. Samsung Z will be the first device to be officially equipped with the famous OS Tizen owner, and therefore an alternative to the Google AOSP and TouchWizz which previously fitted to the Galaxy range.