I wanted to know if my Huawei IDEOS u8150 is ARMv6 or ARMv6 VFP. One thing I know is that it is ARMv6 but is it VFP? Any good ways to find out? Huawei documentation/site/forums doesn't say anything about this. I need to know because in the Android Market for video players, there are different versions for different processor types like ARM6 and ARM6 VFP versions.

  • Additionally, It'd be great if anyone can suggest me a working/tested good video player on my handset that plays things smoothly. – Irfan May 29 '11 at 13:23
  • UPDATE: Someone on other forums told me that my CPU is Qualcomm MSM7201A CPU, which is just ARMv6 without VFP (FPU). So now I wanted to know the best video player app that is fastest on a huawei ideos u8150.. if anyone's got this handset and tried video apps, i'd be thankful if you could share your experiences – Irfan May 30 '11 at 4:33

Enable USB Debugging and download the SDK Tools. Then it's super easy:

$ adb shell cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor       : ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l)
BogoMIPS        : 162.54
Features        : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp thumbee neon

Note that on my device, it's ARMv7, and has (among other features) vfp support.

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  • thanks, though it still doesn't list out what manufacturer/model it is (like Qualcomm etc), this is close to what i've wanted. :) – Irfan Jun 2 '11 at 10:03

Is the video player you're referring to is RockPlayer? There is an app Know CPU for RockPlayer that lets you check that.

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  • I know about that app.., interestingly, that cpu tool is not compatible with my phone.. hence I cant download it – Irfan May 29 '11 at 13:14

I don't know of a way to differentiate between various versions of ARMv6 processors, but I can recommend a good media player. Try MoboPlayer on your Huawei u8150 and see if it plays your media. They also have various codec packages for better compatibility, but again I have no idea to tell which specific type is in a given handset.

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  • I tried MoboPlayer with both VFP and non VFP ARMv6 codecs both of them and it failed to run videos smoothly.. I get around 5 fps on a normal AVI movie (divx) I am looking for other alternatives that are easy on my ARMv6 processor – Irfan May 29 '11 at 15:51
  • Sounds like it's using software decoding. Have you tried forcing the hardware decoding via settings in either RockPlayer or MoboPlayer? – Chahk May 29 '11 at 17:58
  • Yes I've tried HW decoding.. it says it doesn't support that and switches to software decoding.. :/ – Irfan May 30 '11 at 4:16

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