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MediaTek True Octa-core SoC opens way to Android 64-bit era

According to Gabriel Treiband, v-p corporate marketing Europe at MediaTek, the company’s  highest performance smartphone chip, a 64-bit True Octa-core system-on-chip, opens the way to the Android 64-bit era.

The MT6795 Octa-core SoC runs at 2.2GHz and will be used in…

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Let the Android posts come to you, with RSS

The best way to get the latest Android blog posts as soon as they are published? RSS!

All the blogs on Electronics Weekly (as well as News and Products articles) support the use of RSS. The content will come to you as soon as we write it.

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Unlock your phone by just picking it up with NFC

Keeping an eye on Android and NFC, this one looked interesting. Adafruit looks at how you can use NFC to automatically unlock your phone simply by picking it up.

Note, however, they say you will need to jailbreak the phone to get it to read NFC from the lockscreen…

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AMD embraces ARM for Android

Called Project SkyBridge, AMD plans next year to introduce the first pin-compatible ARM and x86 processors, writes Richard Wilson. The 64-bit ARM variant will be based on the ARM Cortex-A57 core, and it will also run Android. The x86 variant will feature next-generation Puma+ microprocessor cores…

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CSR Bluetooth Smart devkit is Android friendly

CSR has a new devkit to get Bluetooth Smart prototypes up and running fast. It’s Android friendly in the sense that the kit includes example source code for Android (and iOS) to help app developers quickly get to grips with the Bluetooth Smart element.

The kit includes a full…

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ST LSM6DB0 sensor module fully supports Android KitKat

ST is describing its new low-power, always-on inertial motion sensors as the “brainiest” 6-axis MEMS device on the market.

It has announced the LSM6DB0, a new family of always-on 6-axis inertial motion sensors. The family features a 6-axis inertial motion-sensing device that can…

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