In about an hour I’ll be starting the live blog from Intel’s developer forum here in San Francisco. You may have read new from the keynote yesterday but today’s keynotes are the more important ones for those looking at the Atom ecosystem of mobile-focused computing. We’ll see Rene James announcing a number of important progressions in the MeeGo, AppUp and Appup Developer Program (formerly Atom Developer Program) and all indicators point to big news. We expect AppUp to be announced as final (‘Gold’, out of beta) and we expect to see some new software partners on stage. Gaming and tablets will be on stage (WeTab has to make an appearance as the first MeeGo product.) Following Rene we’ll hear from Doug Davis from the embedded and communications group. I hope to hear about Moorestown, Oaktrail and Medfield in this keynote but we might see it more focused towards in-vehicle entertainment and SmartTV. They use different Atom-based platforms.
Live blogging with test and images will start in about an hour from this post. After the keynote i’ll be attending a special session with the AppUp teams so expect some more details later.
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0850: We’re seated
0905 – Intro – Recap of Day 1 – Rene James comes on stage after intro video highlights user experience.
0907 – Rene – “Computing has transformed from something we do to something we feel”
"Evolution of tablets"
Tablets are not new.
Have been around or 20 years (old tablet shown)
WeTab now on screen
Breakthrough is due to touch, user interfaces.
Rene moves on to Intel Software strategy and the acquisitions: Cilk, Wind river, Havok, Virutech and more
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Rene highlights investment in developers and tools.
‘Support for Android’ mentioned.
Andrew Bond of Havok on stage talking about immersive computer games. They make game middleware.
0923: Demo of ‘cloth technologies’
Amazing cloth simulation demo. No more short skirts in games?
Havok announces that their technology will be freely available for people developing for AppUp store
450,000 users in AppUp
Windows and Meego platforms.
Runtime applications are supported.
Rewards are mentioned. E.g. Developer challenge.
Grand Prize winner announced – Goal! Demonstrated on screen. I’ve played with this and i’m sure that there’s better to come.
Goal also demonstrated on MeeGo
Ported ‘within a few days’
Prize is shown – they win a car!
DeviceVM – Splashtop – Meego Remix announced.
Rene highlights netbooks, netbooks. Gentech mediaphone (OpenPeak) also highlighted.
New tablet —- WeTab also highlights.
Stephan – CTO of 4tiitoo (WeTab partner and the guy I was on the plane with coming over!) is on stage.
MeeGo for TV now highlighted. This is something new.
New platform for Smart Television. Is this SmartTV?
Video being shown.
Amino now on stage demonstrating the MeeGo TV system. How does this sit with the Google SmartTV project? Confusing.
Amino system looks good. Smooth. HD. Cloud content integrated. Its shipping now apparently.
AppUp goes live / gold
Announces that AppUp Developer Program is the new name for the program.
Peter Biddle announces that AppUp is Gold.
0945 – AppUp Experience and ApUp Elements event (we’re doing a podcast there on Thursday) is highlighted.
New partners announced for AppUp.
Dixons Retail will use the AppUp
Currys will use AppUp
Croma will promote AppUp
BestBuy will promote AppUp.
Sega is in the AppUp store! Megadrive classics coming.
Barnes and Noble coming
Unity coming to AppUp store.
More details on these announcements later after our private session at 11pm.
Rene finishes. Doug Davis on stage now. Here’s the Atom section.
Doug Starts with Atom in the compute Continuum and some future thoughts. Telemetry, Digital Signs, home storage networks. Suprises us all (!) by telling us these products are real and are all internet connected.
Again, there’s the ‘port of choice’ capability statement. Windows, MeeGo, Android, VXWorks etc.
70M Atom cpus have been shipped into netbooks.
E-Series is a new series for embedded apps. I guess its Tunnel Creek
Boxee Box announced as an Atom-based product. Others too:
More talk about TV
New media-focused platform announced – CE4200 (Aka Groveland)
Partner and products announced too.
Doug talks about the launch of Z6xx series CPU.
10x in thermal power 50x platform idle power we’ve heard before.
Aava phone shown on stage.
‘We’re on track’ for smartphones.
Tablet PCs now being highlighted.
Exopc, CIUS, WeTab etc.
Oaktrail for tablets – Looks like a Streak!
Doug talks a lot about Windows 7
2 devices running Oaktrail shown.
Both running windows 7
Dell turns up on stage with new tablet.
10” Dual-core Windows 7. “Most powerful 10” tablet”
OK. Everyone got a bit excited there. Full Dell 10” tablet image set here.
Now we’re looking at embedded platforms and applications. Intel announced Tunnel Creek as the new E-series Atom range.
More information on that here.
We’re winding down here. ‘Whats next’ says Doug.
Stellarton sneak peek. FPGA on-die with Atom CPU for major flexibility.
That’s it. Thanks for watching.
Looking forward to some hands-on with the Dell Tablet if possible.