Category Archives: Android

Google’s planned purchase of Motorola Mobility is a pure EDA360 play: Software drives Hardware

When I told my good friend David Thon that Google’s planned purchase of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility was a pure EDA360 play, he invited me to explain. In simplest terms, EDA360 posits that software now drives hardware in the processor-centric … Continue reading

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More EDA360 philosophy lessons from Agilent. What are the realities of today’s engineering economics?

My good friend Jack Ganssle knows more about good firmware design and development than anyone I know and he’s just written a short essay about Agilent’s DSO (digital sampling oscilloscope) design philosophy in his latest email newsletter, the Embedded Muse, … Continue reading

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The curious case of the missing Honeycomb apps. Where are they?

Brent Rose has just published a tremendously insightful article on the PC World Web site about the current lack of Android 3.0 Honeycomb apps. He starts the article by nothing that there were few Honeycomb-optimized android apps at the February … Continue reading

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How many apps is enough? Using Android in broader embedded markets beyond Smartphones, Tablets, and Set-Top Boxes

This morning, Wind River and Avaya sponsored a Webinar  about using the Google Android OS for embedded projects beyond smartphones, tablets, and set-top boxes. The emcee was Wind River’s Senior Director of Product Management for Android Solutions Chris Buerger with … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Exclusive iOS 5 preview from Apple and master magician Simon Pierro

Android, Honeycomb, and Ice Cream Sandwich will have to grow a lot to match these iOS 5 features, as demonstrated by master magician Simon Pierro.

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“Welcome to the era of Smart Devices”says Intel’s Gadi Singer. Are you ready for the design competition?

Intel’s Gadi Singer (vice president and general manager of Intel’s SoC Enabling Group) gave the keynote presentation at DAC 2011 yesterday and he discussed the evolution of electronic devices into vehicles that deliver experiences. To do this, these devices must … Continue reading

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Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen predicts Android tablets will overtake Apple iPad

Speaking at yesterday’s D9 Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen predicted that sales of Android-based tablets would overcome iPad sales in the same way that Android phone sales have finally overtaken iPhone sales. You can’t tell … Continue reading

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Imperas develops fast models for newest ARM processor cores (ARM Cortex-A8, -A9, and –M4)

Imperas has announced some additions to its fast SystemC/TLM-2.0 ARM processor models. New simulation models include the ARM Cortex-A8, -A9, and –M4. These three new models enhance the Imperas stable of ARM processor models that already included the ARM7, ARM9, … Continue reading

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Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says Android tablets will overtake Apple’s iPad in 30 months

 According to this article on Techspot.com, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told the audience at the Reuters Technology Summit in New York that Android tablets will overtake Apple’s iPad in 30 months. He said that it took the Android phone about … Continue reading

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