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TI spices up Jacinto auto SoCs with ADAS support

October 22, 2014
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TI is prepping two new OMAP5-based Jacinto 6 automotive SoCs with extra DSPs and imaging chips to handle digital clusters and ADAS, as well as infotainment.
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Stick computer runs Android on quad-core Atom

October 21, 2014
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Shenzhen Apec Electronics has launched a $110, Android stick computer built around a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 SoC with 1-2GB of RAM and 16-32GB storage.
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Android signage products tap Atom-based reference design

October 20, 2014
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RevelDigital’s Android signage software is shipping with the Atom E3815-based Intel EL-10 signage design and new Gigabyte and JWIPC systems based on it.
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Mobile pico projector does surround sound too

October 17, 2014
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A mobile, Android A/V robot on Kickstarter called the “Keecker” offers surround sound, a pico projector, a panoramic camera, sensors, and 1TB of storage.
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Android 5.0 debuts on phone, tablet, and Nexus Player

October 16, 2014
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Google unveiled a Motorola-made Nexus 6 phone, an HTC-built Nexus 9 tablet, and an Asus-made $99 “Nexus Player” Android TV device, all with Android 5.0.
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Open IoT alliance to tackle smart, connected LEDs

October 7, 2014
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The open source AllSeen Alliance, which is standardizing IoT built around Qualcomm’s AllJoyn platform, has launched a Connected Lighting Working Group.
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pcDuino SBC adopts i.MX6 Quad, loads up on storage

October 3, 2014
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LinkSprite unveiled a “pcDuino Acadia 1″ SBC that runs Linux or Android on a 1.2GHz Freescale i.MX6 Quad SoC and features eMMC flash and dual microSD slots.
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Nvidia Tegra rides shotgun on Honda’s Connect IVI system

October 2, 2014
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Nvidia announced that its Tegra SoC will run Android on a newly tipped Honda Connect IVI system in 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer, and CR-V cars in Europe.
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Atmel revs up Cortex-A5 SoC with video decode, security

October 2, 2014
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[Updated Oct 18] — Atmel is sampling a Linux supported, Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D4 SoC that bests the earlier SAMA5D3 with new NEON, L2 cache, 720p decode, and security features.
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Android DBMS adds bidirectional sync

September 30, 2014
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ITTIA has added bidirectional sync to ITTIA DB SQL for Android, enabling a back-end RDBMS to store device data and download sync’d updates for each device.
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SODIMM-style i.MX6 module offers WiFi, Bluetooth, eMMC

September 30, 2014
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Variscite has refreshed its Linux- and Android-ready, Freescale i.MX6 based VAR-SOM-MX6 module, adding WiFi, Bluetooth, and up to 64GB of eMMC.
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MIPS-based Android Wear watch pulled from Indiegogo

September 30, 2014
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[Updated Sep 30] — A “Com 1″ Indiegogo project is the first Android Wear smartwatch to use a Ingenics MIPS SoC. The watch offers IP67 waterproofing, WiFi, and a $125 price.
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Google posts Android Auto design guidelines

September 29, 2014
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Google posted a developer overview for Android Auto, offering guidelines for designing extensions to existing Android apps for customized IVI interactions.
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Hands-on review: Probox2 EX Android 4.4 TV box

September 27, 2014
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This hands-on review examines the Probox2 EX media streaming box, featuring Android 4.4, a quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC, 4k video, Miracast, and an air-mouse.
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Intel invests $1.5B in Chinese SoC partnership

September 26, 2014
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[Updated Sep 28] — Intel is investing $1.5 billion in China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, whose fabless mobile chip design centers will co-develop IA-based SoCs for mobile phones in 2015.
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Rugged Android handheld offers dual GSM SIMs

September 25, 2014
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Arbor Solution has launched a rugged, Android-based “Gladius 5″ handheld with a quad-core SoC, 5.5-inch touchscreen, dual SIMs, NFC, and barcode scanning.
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Pico-ITX SBC runs Android 4.4 on Snapdragon 805

September 24, 2014
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Inforce Computing unveiled an Android-ready Pico-ITX “IFC6540″ SBC that extends Qualcomm’s quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC with wireless, GPS, and more.
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Wink adds touchscreen-based home automation hub

September 23, 2014
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Wink announced Relay, an Android-based smart light switch and home automation hub featuring a 4.3-inch touchscreen, proximity sensors, and voice messaging.
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MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK

September 22, 2014
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MediaTek announced a Mediatek Labs hacker site, plus a MediaTek SDK for Android and a “LinkIt” RTOS that runs on an ARM-based, IoT-oriented “Aster” SoC.
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Android tablet records and recreates 3D scenes

September 20, 2014
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Mantis Vision unveiled an Android-based “Aquila” tablet, based on Mantis’s “MV4D 3D” engine that uses a 3D sensing system to recreate 3D scenes.
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