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Computex 2011:Insyde 展示具 Chromium 浏览器功能的 BIOS

Chevelle Fu
2011 年 6 月 2 日, 傍晚 08:00

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这次是个特例,虽然笔者杀到系微(Insyde)摊位,只是因为现场太多机密,所以厂商不给拍。但是笔者还是尽量以口述的方式。
现场展出的重点有4个:
  • 未来系微的 BIOS 将会有 Chromium 浏览器(同 Google Chrome 浏览器同一个开放原始码 Project )
  • 内置的 Android 版本将会上到 2.3
  • UEFI 全面 Ready(系微在2001年就开始投入 UEFI 的开发)
  • 支持 Intel 最新的 iFFS 技术

因为搭载系微BIOS的产品不一定会有 3G 模块,所以无法使用 Android Market ,所以他们就开发自己的 App Market (名为 Insyde Market)。内置 Android 除了上到 2.3 之外,系微还为其开发 Launcher ,所以可以看到动态桌面与类似 Honeycomb 的图示 Layout ,笔者还看到有类似 iPad 接口的 Laucher。内置的 Chromium 浏览器,可以吃大部分的 Chrome Web Store 的 app 。

至于 BIOS 方面,除了全面走 UEFI 之外,因为支持 UEFI 可说好处多多,笔者在此就不赘述,另外,还正式支持 Intel 刚发表的 iFFS 技术。 iFFS 技术是针对 SSD 而推出的,简单说,若操作系统进入睡眠模式,就算「断电」,回复电力后,SSD仍可正常从睡眠状态中回复。

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Computex 2011: Insyde Showcases BIOS with Chromium Browser

In short, four keynotes from this year's Insyde show booth:
  • In future, BIOS from Insyde will have Chromium browser (from the same open-source project as Google Chrome browser)
  • The built-in Android OS will be updated to version 2.3
  • UEFI is now ready (Insyde have started their UEFI implementation since 2001)
  • Support for Intel's latest iFFS technology
Since end-products which implements Insyde BIOS may not always have 3G capability, Insyde have developed their own version of App Market called Insyde Market. In addition to updating the built-in Android to version 2.3, Insyde have developed customized launcher for it, which includes animated desktop and icon layout similar to Honeycomb. A version of launcher with interface similar to iPad also went on display too. The build-in Chromium browser can run most app from Chrome Web Store.

BIOS wise, in addition to UEFI implementations, support for recently announced Intel iFFS was added. The iFFS technology was something Intel developed specifically for SSD to allow a SSD to be correctly resumed from OS suspension even after a power-outage (i.e. battery ran out during the suspension period.)