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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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Android eyewear uses Qualcomm VR platform

September 19, 2014
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ODG’s “R-7 Glasses” eyewear features augmented reality features based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC and Android-based Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear.
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Rugged mini-PC runs Android on Via’s Cortex-A9 SoC

September 18, 2014
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Via debuted a rugged fanless low-power Android mini-PC based on Via’s dual-core Cortex-A9 Elite E1000 SoC, and offering mini-PCIe, mSATA, HDMI, and GbE I/O.
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Hackable $39 Allwinner A20 SBC packs HDMI and GbE

September 17, 2014
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The $39 hackable “pcDuino3Nano” SBC runs Android or Ubuntu on a dual-core Allwinner A20 SoC, and offers GbE, HDMI, and 3x USB, plus Arduino-style expansion.
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Android One phones launch in India

September 16, 2014
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Google launched the first Android One phones in India starting at $103 from Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice, and backed by direct Android updates from Google.
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Robot OS to support Linux and Android on Snapdragon

September 12, 2014
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The OSRF plans to add ARM support to the Robot Operating System (ROS), starting with the Snapdragon 600 running Linux in Q4, followed by Android in 2015.
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Dev boards run KitKat on quad-core Snapdragon 805

September 11, 2014
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[Updated Sep 12] — Intrinsyc debuted an SODIMM-style COM with up to 3GB RAM and 64GB flash, running Android 4.4 on a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805, and a Nano-ITX baseboard.
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VR headset mixes Oculus firmware and Android phablet

September 9, 2014
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Samsung and Oculus have joined forces on a 3DOF “Gear VR” virtual reality headset with 96° FOV that uses a 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 as a computer and display.
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Android hardhat augments reality for industrial workers

September 8, 2014
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Daqri is prepping an Android-based augmented reality “Smart Helmet” that integrates 360-degree camera views, plus 3D depth and inertial movement sensors.
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MIPS aims new 64-bit Warrior cores at mobile devices

September 5, 2014
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Imagination announced a 64-bit Warrior processor with a MIPS I6400 core that features hardware virtualization, multi-threading, and multi-clustering.
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