24 Апреля 2014
Xiaomi unveiled two routers and an Android-based set-top box. One of the two routers is touted as the “the world’s most inexpensive” such device with 802.11ac connectivity support. It will sell for just 129 Yuan, which is the amount that translates into roughly $21.
The other router is a bit “smarter” packing 256MB of RAM and 1TB hard drive that allows it to work as a media server. This unit will go for 699 Yuan, which is the equivalent of $112.
Finally, there’s the set-top box called MiBox enhanced edition that obviously builds on top of the original MiBox. This model comes with a 2GHz quad-core processor, 4K video support, 802.11ac connectivity and just 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with microSD cards. In addition, it can receive streaming content via Miracast, AirPlay and DLNA. The MiBox enhanced edition will be available for 399 Yuan (about $64).
Again, we’ve no idea whether any of these products will end-up selling in the Western hemisphere. We’ll let you know if we hear something on that front…
24 Апреля 2014
Just the other day we’ve told you that Google may be working on an affordable Nexus device, one that will use a chip made by MediaTek, rather than Qualcomm. Guess what? That chip could sport a 64-bit architecture with four or eight cores.
MediaTek unveiled its 64-bit offering a few months ago and now they seem ready for prime time. According to Taiwan’s Economic Daily, the chip maker is delighted with the deal, hoping it could help in reaching new vendors which in turn could launch devices in the Western hemisphere. At the same time, it’s also a sort of privilege to have a chip inside a Nexus device.
Only a few of the major handset makers are relying on MediaTek-made gear — including Sony and HTC — and even they opt to use these products in their low-cost products for the world’s emerging markets. With Google on its side, MediaTek may finally find its way to the West, big time.
However, we’re not sure whether this upcoming Nexus phone — which will reportedly have a price tag of $100 — will be “stuck” to the fast-growing economies or it will be available all around the world. If it ends up selling in the West, the low-cost Nexus could help Google expand its reach among the price conscious consumers, eventually getting more addicts to its services. We’ll see how that goes…
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24 Апреля 2014
Looks like ZTE is preparing to embrace Samsung’s “mini strategy” for its newly unveiled Nubia X6 with such a device (Nubia X6 mini) being leaked on Weibo, which for those of you who don’t know is China’s “version” of Twitter.
Considering how big the regular Nubia X6 is, we’re not surprised that its mini variant will have a 5.2-inch 1080p full HD screen. Rest of the specs will apparently include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chip, 13-megapixel camera on the back and LTE connectivity support. Android 4.4 KitKat will run the show with ZTE’s own Nubia UI singing on top
Once released, the Nubia X6 mini will reportedly sell for 3,299 RMB ($529), which is a lot of money. Then again, this will be ZTE’s flagship device so we guess that’s kinda fair.
Anyhow, we’ve no idea when/whether the regular Nubia X6 will hit the Western hemisphere, let alone its mini version. We’ll let you know if we have something new to add here…