Vol 22 - Issue 22


Google Exploits Android Versatility

by Tom Allen

Google has developed another new Android variant – this one for the IoT. The OS, known as Google Brillo, will run devices with as little as 32MB of RAM. The OS also incorporates ‘Weave’, …

Tags:Google| Internet of Things IOT| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Samsung Stops Making TVs in Thailand

by Helen Vince

Samsung is reported to have halted television production at its plant in Thailand, though it is not known if the company has transferred production to another overseas site. Last year, Samsung announced a $560 …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Samsung| TV Production| Vol 22 - Issue 22

North America Will Continue Chromebook Domination

by Tom Allen

The market for Chromebooks will grow to 7.3 million units this year, representing a 27% increase in sales from 2014, says Gartner. Education is the main application for these devices, with a 72% share …

Tags:Chromebooks| Gartner| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 22| Worldwide

Smartphones Rise at 7.2% CAGR to 2019

by Tom Allen

Global smartphone shipments will reach around 1.5 billion units this year and approach 2 billion units in 2019, says Taiwan’s MIC. The growth represents a 7.2% CAGR over the forecast period. Several factors drive …

Tags:Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphone Market| Vol 22 - Issue 22| Worldwide

TCL Looks Overseas to Expand TV Business

by Helen Vince

TCL is reported to be considering expanding its presence into more overseas markets, such as Brazil and India, to offset disappointing sales in China. For the January to April period of this year, TCL …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| TCL| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Lenovo Result 22/05/2015

by Helen Vince

Lenovo Group has released its fourth quarter and full year results, posting a net profit in Q4 of $100 million on turnover of $11.3 billion, which compares with a net profit of $158 million …

Tags:Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Lenovo| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 22

DVB-T2 Tests Avoid Simulcasting

by Tom Allen

UltraHD transport at 100fps, using the DVB-T2 platform, has been tested in Spain. The trials were conducted by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in the University’s labs. A scalable coding system based on HEVC …

Tags:4k| DVB-T & T2| HFR - High Frame Rate| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Spain| Vol 22 - Issue 22


Fove VR Headset is Controlled by Eye Movements

by Arthur Berman

Fove, Inc. a Tokyo-based startup with offices in San Francisco, is developing a consumer VR headset that includes eye-tracking technology. This feature is intended to give the user an “immersive and completely hands-free virtual …

Tags:Gaze Recognition| Head Up Displays HUDs| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Wearable World Congress Also Covers IoT

by Norbert Hildebrand

The Wearable World Congress in San Francisco, organized by the Wearable World organization, addresses the development of all wearable technology and the Internet of Things. The conference was held at the Palace of Fine …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartwatches| Virtual Reality| Vol 22 - Issue 22| Wearables

The Mobile Device Market on the Move – Again

by Norbert Hildebrand

Market research firms have been reducing their tablet forecast since the sales growth has been slowing in 2014. The latest numbers from IDC, which we reported on earlier, show a 6% decline in the …

Tags:Market Data| phablets| Smartphone Market| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Panasonic Returns to E-Luminate

by Bob Raikes

From the 11th – 15th February, Panasonic will be sponsoring the 2015 e-Luminate Festival in Cambridge, UK. A projection will be mapped onto the King’s College Chapel, using Panasonic projectors and the technical expertise …

Tags:Back Panel| Large Display Monitor| Mapping & Cartography| Panasonic| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 22 - Issue 22