by | May 1, 2014 | Android Phone

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Vivo sent out invites for the announcement of their next flagship model the Vixi Xshot, which is to be held in Beijing on May 7th.

The invite comes in a box containing camera lens attachments, a wide-angle lens, fisheye lens and macro lens. These can come in handy for the rumored 24MP camera with 1.8 aperture, OIS Optical Image Stabilizer, Color temperature LED flash on the Vivo Xshot phone.

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source:
http://www.igao7.com/vivo-xshot.html

by | April 30, 2014 | Android Tablet

ifive mini 3GS

ifive mini 3GS is now on pre-sale via Tmall.com for 1099 CNY ($175 USD).

ifive mini 3GS highlights

  • Android 4.4 OS
  • 7.9 inch 2048*1536 Retina touch screen
  • MTK MTK6592 Octa Core 1.7GHz
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM and 16GB NAND FAST FLASH ROM
  • Support WIFI 802.11 /b/g/n(2.4G and 5G)
  • Camera 2.0MP+5.0MP with flash
  • Support GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 2100
  • Support OTG/Bluetooth/GPS/3G function

Link to pre-sale:
http://www.ifive.com.cn/product/pc/3-1-13.html
Link to ifive mini 3GS product page:
http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?id=38556968299&spm=a310v.4.88.1

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by | April 30, 2014 | News

pcDuino8

via linksprite.com

LinkSprite, a leading provider of open source hardware and design service, and Allwinner, a leading fabless design company, announced that they team up to develop next generation pcDuino, pcDuino8, based on Allwinner’s UltraOctaA80 chipset, world’s first ARM® big.LITTLE™ octa-core heterogeneous SoC chip with lightning-fast PowerVR 64-core G6230 GPU from Imagination Technologies.LinkSprite will be Allwinner’s earliest access partner to develop a product based on A80 to address the makers’ community.

About LinkSprite and pcDuino

LinkSprite Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Longmont, CO, manufactures and sells open source software and hardware products, such as pcDuino, and accessories for Arduino and Raspberry Pi. LinkSprite also provides manufacturing services for makers and small businesses.

pcDuino is a single board computer (SBC) that can be used for entertainment, education, and DIY. It uses standard ArduinoTM headers so that sensors, actuators, and communications module can be easily installed on pcDuino. It is targeting the makers’ community and small business. The advent of pcDuino core board can help customers move from prototyping to production in a fairly short amount of time.

source:
http://www.linksprite.com

by | April 30, 2014 | Android TV Box

Baidu TV Box

Baidu officially announced their third generation TV box device called 百度影棒3 (Baidu Shadow Stick 3).

Many more companies are joining the Android TV media box trend, in order to better monitor users online media consumption for data mining and better advertisements targeting.

The 百度影棒3 (Baidu Shadow Stick 3) is powered by Amlogic S802 (AML8726-M8) CPU and Mali-450MP GPU,  supports 4K decoding and 4K HDMI output, built-in Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi a/b/g/n, 2G DDR RAM and 8GB flash.

Baidu Shadow Stick 3 will retail at only only 399 CNY, the first batch will start selling on May 9 via JD.com.

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Specifications

  • Model: B-300
  • Processor: ARM Cortex-A9 Quad-core 2.0GHz
  • GPU: Octa-core Mali-450
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3
  • Flash: 8GB MLC NAND Flash
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi (supporting 802.11b/g/n)
  • Support: DLNA, AirPlay, BDPlay
  • Support HDMI: 1080P/4K
  • Standard: GB4943.1-2011; GB9254-2008; YD/T993-1998
  • Input Voltage: 5V/2A
  • Power Consumption: 5W (operating mode) / less than 1W (standby mode)

Product page:
http://yb.baidu.com/index_3.html

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by | April 29, 2014 | News, Phablet

Huawei X1 4G

One month after the announcement, the Huawei Mediapad X1 4G is from today officially on Try-Sale via JD.com and Tmall. That is, you can “try” to book a unit if you are lucky to get one of the limited units for each sale, else you need to wait and “try” again next week.

Huawei X1 4G is priced at 1999 CNY ($318 USD) and features, a 7-inch (1920 × 1200) screen, equipped with 1.6GHz Kirin 910 quad-core processor (Huawei’s own 4G baseband chip Balong), 2GB RAM and 32 GB of storage, built-in 5000mAh battery, 13/5 mega-pixel cameras, running Huawei’s skinned Android 4.2.2 Emotion-UI.

It should be noted that the X1 supports mobile / Unicom double 4G TD-LTE, also dual-band TD-SCDMA network and Wi-Fi.

The company also started taking Pre-orders of their wearable sports bracelet Halo / Huawei talk band.

Link to Try-sale:
http://sale.vmall.com/x11008.html
http://www.vmall.com/product/1056.html
http://mm.vmall.com/halo.html

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by | April 29, 2014 | Android TV Box

QVOD Media Box

Shenzhen QVOD Technology, is one of China’s streaming content providers and media software developer. QVOD previously released a quad-core RK3188 media box device, called Kuaibo xiao fang (快播小方).

QVOD (快播) is one of Intel’s new partners and showcased their latest Intel Bay Trail T powered QVOD Media Box at the Hong Kong Electronic fair.

Company links:
http://www.kuaibo.com
http://www.qvod.com/index_new.htm

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by | April 29, 2014 | Android Phone

Meizu MX3 Android 4.4

Meizu MX3 Flyme OS 3.6.1A test firmware (China edition) officially released.
This firmware upgrades to Android 4.4, bringing smoother experience.
New ART model comes with squared input method, notes, “photo sharing” and more fun with features such as ten theme functions. More repair optimization.

MX3 Flyme OS 3.6.1A体验固件(国内版
软件大小: 436MB

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Changelog:
System:
– Add to upgrade to Android 4.4, bringing smoother experience
– New ART mode (dial keys to enter *#*#6961#*#* After entering settings –> Accessibility –> Developer Tools –> Select the operating environment).

Camera:
– Repair micro-letters “to sweep” function may fail to focus problems.
– Repair some third-party applications use the front camera to take pictures, photos, picture upside down question.
– When using the camera filters fix the “positive” filter, inconsistent preview and pictures are the effect of the problem.

Music:
– Fix the whole song in a single track song can not be added to the list of issues being played.
– Repair searched “Weather and search” in the local music album or artist, no album or artist into question the appropriate page after clicking.

Bluetooth:
– New compatible Bluetooth Smart devices that support Bluetooth Smart bracelet.

Video:
– New video of the whole network search function, the search results will increase the resources from the PPS, Youku and other video sites.
– Modify the video data interface to a more timely and the latest version of the channel list data update.

Sync:
– Add call log synchronization, more of a retirement, more of a peace of mind.

Input:
– Add comes squared input method, typing faster and more accurate.

Notes:
– Add notes “photo sharing” feature, you can easily create long microblogging.
– Add notes to restore the Undo function can be restored many times, revoked text, pictures, sound recordings, lists, write notes and more blossoms.

Application Center:
– New application centers offline cache, faster and more economical flow.

Unlock:
– Unlock optimization experience, bright screen and press the power button, the slide can be in any position to unlock.

Topic:
– New multi-theme fun with function, multiple themed icons, wallpaper, desktop, mix and match your own personality into an interface (Settings –> Personalization –> Theme).

Notification bar:
– Optimization from the desktop into the newly installed applications, notification bar will automatically uninstall the notification of the application.

Gallery:
– Optimization library catalog management, display only a directory with pictures, coupled with thumbnail glance, locate and view pictures to download more convenient.

 

source:
http://bbs.meizu.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=5014594&page=1#pid112766137
http://weibo.com/meizuflyme?from=feed&loc=nickname
http://meizufans.eu/forum/thread-flyme-3-6-1a-test-firmware-android-4-4

by | April 28, 2014 | Android Tablet

TALK9X

Cube (酷比) is holding a second pre-sale round for Cube Talk 9X (U65GT), a 9.7-inch retina, octa-core 3G Android tablet after the first pre-sale was sold out. Starting today from 10:00AM at 999 CNY ($160 USD) from original price 1199 CNY ($190 USD).

Join the pre-sale:
http://www.51cube.com
http://bbs.51cube.com/thread-90660-1-1.html

Cube TALK 9X is Cube’s first octa-core Android tablet, powered by MediaTek MTK8392 CPU, allegedly with a benchmark score over 40000 points, 3G support frequency (WCDMA Unicom + TD mobile) 3G / GSM call. Featuring 9.7-inch IPS wide viewing angle retina (2048 × 1536) screen, full lamination OGS technology, 8-megapixel camera with F2.0 aperture. Cube TALK 9X has a builtin 10000mAh battery which should offer a very good battery life.

Addition features such as, 3G calls, navigation, Bluetooth, radio, WiFi, accelerometer, light sensor and more.

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by | April 26, 2014 | Android Tablet

Pipo P8

Via official microblog Weibo page, Pipo (品铂) announced their next high-end spec Android tablet, the Pipo P8.
Powered by the latest Rockhip RK3288 quad-core CPU and Mali T764 GPU, the screen is a 7.8-inch retina display (2048 x 1536) using 3rd generation IPS technology.

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The Rockchips R3288 processor has integrated 4G LTE network support.

The Pipo P8 will also support 3G via Huawei UltraStick module, and have a impressive retail price set at 999 CNY (160 USD).
No word of exact sale start date, but we’ll keep you updated.

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source: Pipo Weibo