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Archive for February, 2010

Virtualization technology rev’d for Android

February 22, 2010

VirtualLogix announced an Android-optimized version of its virtualization software for handsets, plus related design wins with ST Ericsson and Infineon. VLX MH 4.0 makes it easier for mobile silicon vendors and OEMs to design smartphone functionality into lower-cost, single-core, ARM-based phones, says the company.

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Mobile UI shell adds Android support

February 22, 2010

Spb Software announced a new version of its alternative user interface for Windows Mobile, adding support for Android and Symbian operating systems. Spb Mobile Shell 5.0 includes a new 3D engine, support for accelerometers and multi-touch, and the ability to provide haptic responses, says the St. Peterburg, Russia-based company.

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Network appliance has dual Xeon CPUs

February 22, 2010

Portwell announced a high-end network security appliance sporting two Intel Xeon C5500 or C3500 processors. The CAR-5000 supports up to 96GB of RAM, has two 3.5-inch or eight 2.5-inch drive bays, offers up to 26 gigabit Ethernet ports, and is available with PCI Express expansion slots, the company says.

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Qseven module runs Linux and Android on i.MX515

February 22, 2010

iWave Systems announced a COM (computer module) based on Freescale's i.MX51 SoC (system-on-chip). The iW-i.MX51 includes up to 512MB of RAM and 2GB of flash storage, runs Linux and Android, and works with an available iW-Rainbow-G8D development baseboard, the company says.

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Tablet runs on Moorestown processor

February 19, 2010

OpenPeak announced an Intel Moorestown-based tablet device, which may well end up running the new Nokia/Intel MeeGo operating system. The OpenTablet 7 features a 7-inch multi-touch display, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, cellular, HDMI output and dual cameras, says the company.

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ATX mobo hosts dual Xeon C5500 CPUs

February 19, 2010

Gigabyte announced an ATX-format motherboard designed to accept dual Intel Xeon C5500 CPUs. Intended for server applications, the GA-7JASV offers up to 96MB of RAM, six 3Gb/sec. SATA ports with RAID support, and dual gigabit Ethernet controllers, the company says.

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Android phone boasts 14Mbps HSPA+

February 19, 2010

Huawei announced the U8800, which it calls the first Android smartphone to run the 14Mbps HSPA+ cellular technology, and also tipped three lower-end Android phones — the U8300, U8100, and U8110 — plus a 7-inch “SmaKit S7” Android tablet. Meanwhile AT&T confirmed that it will launch the Motorola Backflip on Mar. 7.

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Ubuntu Netbook Remix enlightens ARM support

February 19, 2010

Canonical is developing a new 2D ARM interface based on Enlightenment Foundation Libraries for the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 (“Lucid Lynx”) version of Ubuntu Netbook Remix. In other Ubuntu news, Ubuntu Live CDs in Lucid Lynx will boot 33 percent faster, and The Linux Box will market Ubuntu in the U.S.

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Security appliance sports dual Xeon C5500 CPUs

February 19, 2010

Lanner announced a high-end network security appliance sporting two Intel Xeon C5500 processors. The FW-8910 supports a whopping 96GB of RAM, has two 3.5-inch drive bays, offers up to 40 gigabit Ethernet ports, and is available with a Cavium Nitrox content inspection accelerator, the company says.

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Moorestown-based smartphone to run Moblin, Android, and MeeGo

February 18, 2010

Aava Mobile announced an “open” Aava smartphone reference design that employs Intel's “Moorestown” CPU, with current or planned support for Moblin Linux 2.1, Android, and MeeGo. Meanwhile, LG will port its Moorestown- and Moblin-based GW990 phone to MeeGo, says an industry report.

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Multi-touch displays support all ten fingers at once

February 18, 2010

The French company Stantum is demonstrating multi-touch displays that can react to as many as ten fingers simultaneously. The Android-ready “PMatrix” technology permits the use of gloves or styli, responding to varying levels of pressure, according to the company.

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HTC Android phones sport AMOLED, new UI layer

February 18, 2010

HTC announced two Android phones, both featuring a new version of its HTC Sense UI layer. The HTC Desire is a modified version of the Google Nexus One (or vice versa), featuring a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display, and the HTC Legend is a mid-range upgrade to the Hero.

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Modular embedded computer adds Cortex-A8 SoC, Android support

February 18, 2010

Bug Labs announced a second-generation version of its modular Linux-based hardware system, adding a Texas Instruments OMAP3x system-on-chip (SoC) and support for Android. The new version of the BugBase embedded computer runs the Bug 2.0 software stack on an OMAP3530, enabling it to run any app designed for TI's BeagleBoard development board, says the company.

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Android phone sports pico projector

February 17, 2010

Samsung unveiled an Android 2.1 phone equipped with a built-in pico projector. The “I8250” Android phone offers a 3.7-inch WVGA “Super AMOLED” display, an eight-megapixel camera, and up to 16GB of internal memory, says Samsung.

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AMC board boasts new quad-core Xeon

February 17, 2010

Kontron announced a double-wide Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) incorporating Intel's quad-core Xeon LC5518 processor. Aimed at communications and storage-related MicroTCA platforms, the Kontron AM5030 module supports up to 24GB of DDR3 EEC memory, and comes with dual 10 gigabit Ethernet (XAUI) interfaces and four gigabit Ethernet ports.

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