It’s about the size of a smartphone and about as powerful. It comes with Android 2.3

pre-installed, They’re taking pre-orders and expect to ship in July.

 

Via Geek.com

http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/via-launch-a-49-android-pc-20120...

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Ellison Chan on May 23, 2012 at 6:55am

Awesome!  I wonder if it can be re-flashed with something other than Android.

Comment by Rana on May 23, 2012 at 7:24am

Don't even think of buying it !

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home


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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 23, 2012 at 7:43am

@Rana:  Huh?

Comment by Ellison Chan on May 23, 2012 at 7:50am

Rana, are you saying in some sort of round about way that there's something wrong with the graphics hardware?  Anyways, I can always think about buying anything, and in this case I probably will. ;-)  Looks like a nice cheap little board to play with.  Even more useful than the Raspberry.

Comment by Ellison Chan on May 23, 2012 at 8:13am

Btw, Paul, the pre-order doesn't even work yet.

Comment by Paul on May 23, 2012 at 8:15am

From here they're web page does not even work for me http://apc.io/ maybe too overload with the news.


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on May 23, 2012 at 8:38am

For UAV applications where you don't need a monitor interface etc, the Calibri T20 is better suited. Smaller, less weight and has more power. http://www.toradex.com/Products/Colibri/Modules/Colibri-T20


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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on May 23, 2012 at 8:46am

John, I think there is a lot of interest to build a light weight ground station dedicated to run MP with with video input and output. (for camera input, and display).  So, that would be why this thing could be useful.

A Raspberry Pi could also work, obviously.  I don't know which would be better, but either would require some kind of new program, because MP won't run on Android, or Linux (well, it doesn't run well).


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on May 23, 2012 at 9:27am

Well, the Android API is very straightforward and the documentation is good, so porting the current ground station is just a matter of someone volunteering. :)


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Comment by Max Levine on May 23, 2012 at 10:09am

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