First A80 tablet is now on sale for $177

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Nicolas from ARMdevices.net made interesting video about the new tablets with A80 from Allwinner headquarter.

Although officially Allwinner have no “information” about A80 – no datasheet, no pricing etc. It seem they worked silently to release tablet reference design which is ready for production now.

Interesting feature is hardware face recognition in A80 which allow tablet to track your face and if you set it with this feature your video player can stop when you look outside tablet and continue to play when you look back at the tablet screen.

The sell price $177 gives rough idea that the release price of A80 would be about same as the price of A31 when it was first released several months ago, the severe competition keep the price of this Octa core processor reasonable.

Android 4.2.2 image for A20-OLinuXino-LIME

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NAND Flash image for Android 4.2.2 with 7″ LCD 800×600 pixels

NAND Flash image for Android 4.2.2 with 10″ LCD 1024×600 pixels

4GB SD-card image for Android 4.2.2 with 7″ LCD 800×600 pixels

PIC32-PINGUINO with MOD-WIFI controlled by Android IoT

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Roberto Bacerra made interesting project. With PIC32-Pinguino and MOD-WIFi he creates wireless node and  he wrote small app for Android which can connect to it and control it.

All sources are in DropBox together with the Android app.

 

Android first Wearable devices tear down

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Anandtech just posted info about what is inside the first Android wearable devices.

Android wearable technology is a bit of dissapointment for me and lost me when I learned that inside they have only 400mAh battery which you have to re-charge every night.

Also they cost almost as new Chrome book $200-250 retail. I bit high price for actually nothing but remote LCD with touchscreen, attached to your Android phone or tablet.

Android Wearable devices can’t operate stand alone nor you can run code on them, you just receive push notifications and look for return actions like tap, slide on the LCD.

So inside they have LCD with touchscreen, small buzzer and Bluetooth Low Energy, all this controlled with x4 core Cortex-A7 device 🙂 same functionality probably could be done with 8 bit PIC? As one friend says the bloat-ness of the software is in reverse relation with the power of the hardware, the powerful hardware you get more bloated become the software running on it.

By wearable technology first I was thinking for cool sensors which are attached to your wrest and measure your temperature, blood pressure, pulse, your motion activity, siting pose in the front of the computer, ekg, eeg, check your breath for alcohol and log all this info so it could be later used to make your health profile and give you recommendation what and how to improve, so far these first wearable devices do not impress me.

A13-SOM Android 4.2.2 NAND Flash image

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We completed Android 4.2.2 NAND Flash image for A13-SOM-512 note that this image will not work on A13-SOM-256 as Android require lot of RAM, also to may use this image you need A13-SOM-WIFI-4GB shield to store the image.

A20-SOM-4GB NAND Flash Android image

 

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We completed Android NAND Flash image for A20-SOM which features the camera and other features like Gigabit Ethernet, etc.

A10-OLinuXino-LIME-4GB Android preliminary image

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We completed A10-OLinuXino-LIME-4GB preliminary Android image.

The DDR3 is clocked at 480Mhz, RTL8188 and Ralink RT5730 WIFI adapters are supported.

A10-OLinuXino-LIME Wiki page is updated with the new image too.

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