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Thumb drive-sized Android computer sells for $74

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 19 May 2012 0:44 User comments (5)

Thumb drive-sized Android computer sells for $74 Miniature Android 4.0 PC goes on sale.
Chinese retailers have started to list a miniature Android 4.0 computer for $74 a pop. Inside the plastic case - slightly larger than a USB thumb drive - is an AllWinner A10 single-core 1.5GHz ARM CPU, 512MB of RAM and a Mali 400 GPU.

It has a female HDMI port for connecting to a HDTV, and can output in 1080p. It has 4GB of flash storage and will take a microSD card up to 32GB in capacity. It has WiFi 802.11b/g connectivity built-in, and can connect with a 2.4G wireless keyboard + fly mouse. It also has a USB 2.0/OTG port and USB 2.0 Host port.

ARM-based Linux platforms can be booted from microSD. It does not appear to be USB powered.

Similar micro-computers have been showing up in recent years. The FXI Tech Cotton Candy will start shipping next month. It plugs directly into a HDMI port of a TV, has a dual-core processor and double the RAM. It will sell for $79.

Interesting in buying? Check here: aliexpress.com

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5 user comments

119.5.2012 1:26

"It does not appear to be USB powered."

Maybe not by a regular USB port but the picture DOES show a Micro-USB port on the side......

219.5.2012 14:05

This seems intriguing... Wonder if it would run a form of linux like that of Raspberry Pi?


319.5.2012 14:26

Originally posted by LordRuss:
This seems intriguing... Wonder if it would run a form of linux like that of Raspberry Pi?
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ARM-based Linux platforms can be booted from microSD.
Yes.

419.5.2012 15:23

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The FXI Tech Cotton Candy will start shipping next month. It plugs directly into a HDMI port of a TV, has a dual-core processor and double the RAM. It will sell for $79.

where is it? Cotton candy is $199 and are over sold on the website


519.5.2012 16:07

Originally posted by Bozobub:

Quote:
ARM-based Linux platforms can be booted from microSD.
Yes.
Crap, that's what I get for not paying attention...
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 May 2012 @ 16:07

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