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May is looking like a big month for Chinese device makers. Xiaomi has announced it’ll hold a press event to launch new products on May 15th, and Huawei is holding an event the same day.
Meanwhile, competitor Meizu is promising to deliver something new soon… and it’ll be little… or big… or something.
Update: Meizu’s announcement is for a line of NFC tags.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Meizu teases a “big little thing”
The next big thing will apparently be little… or maybe it’ll feature ARM’s big.LITTLE technology… or maybe it’s just a sticker… [Meizu]
- AOC launches 22″ and 24″ all-in-one PC/monitors with Tegra 3, Android 4.2
AOC is joining Acer and a few other companies by loading Android onto its latest desktop monitors and calling them all-in-one computers. These models have full HD IPS displays, touch panels, and stereo speakers, but the rest of the specs look a bit dated. [AOC]
- Qualcomm Toq smartwatch software update will add support for voice controls
The Toq smartwatch is one of the few watches with a low-power, sunlight readable display. Soon it’ll be one of the many smartwatches that accepts voice commands. [Connectedly]
- NVIDIA Tegra K1 CPU performance compared with some AMD x86 chips
Following up on recent benchmarks pitting NVIDIA’s new ARM chip against other ARM chips and some x86 processors, here are some benchmarks pitting it against a selection of AMD chips. [Phoronix]
- HTC One mini 2 will probably be cheaper, have less depth-sensing than the HTC One M8
Mini’s a relative term, when this phone is expected to have a 4.5 inch display, but it’s smaller than the HTC M8. It’ll also likely be cheaper… and substantially less powerful. [The Verge]
- CubieTech hopes to ship an Allwinner A80-powered board by June
Just like the folks behind the pcDuino dev board, the makers of hte Cubieboard have confirmed that they’re working with Allwinner to launch new hardware featuring the chip-maker’s new 8-core processor. [Cubieboard]
- Perfect alarm clock to pack for your next vacation… assuming you’re not flying
Sadly (or happily), it doesn’t actually explode if you fail to turn off the alarm on time. [Hack A Day]
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Meizu’s announcement is for NFC tags…decorate your home or office and trigger commands on your phone by swiping it.
Huawei Tron Game Console which was due for May?
I wonder if it will still be Tegra 4 or if they will delay it 2 months and go for the Tegra K1
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