September 30, 2014

Aava Mobile's Reference Design for OEM/ODMs

AAVA Mobile, a startup comprised of “engineering wizards”, was in Barcelona last week to show off their reference design for OEMs and ODMs.  This unnamed device, based on Intel’s Moorestown processor is being touted as the first fully open mobile device. 

The reference design has support for both Linux-based Moblin 2.1 as well as Android.  The list of hardware specs reminds us of some of today’s superphones with features like dual microphones, HD video capability, and 3D graphics and sound.  There’s a 2 megapixel, frontfacing video-conferencing camera and a 5 megapixel (8MP optional) camera with LED flash to add to its cool factor.
We’ve definitely seen uglier handsets than this AAVA Mobile unit.  Hopefully someone picks this design up and runs with it.  There’s always room for another Android player!Even though it does look a tad like the iPhone, we’re fans of the copper finish found in the renders.  You’ll see in the video at the end where the working model has a slightly different look.
  • Intel Atom ‘Moorestown’ Processor
  • 864×480 3.8″ TFT Capacitive Touch Screen
  • GSM/EDGE quad band, WCDMA triple-band (Band I, II and V)
  • 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB
  • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, 3D compass, Accelerometer
  • Haptic feedback, microSD
  • 2 megapixel Videoconferencing camera
  • 5 megapixel (optional 8 megapixel) and LED flash
  • FM Radio,
  • MicStereo (echo and background noise cancellation)
  • Stereo Speakers

We found a page on the AAVA Mobile site that breaks down the future of smart phones as seen through the eyes of their developers.  While some of the stuff is already on its way to being commonplace, it’s interesting to see just where they think our phones could be before long.

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