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SBC apes RasPi, beefs up CPU, adds SATA

April 22, 2014
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A $49 community-backed “Banana Pi” SBC is a Raspberry Pi lookalike, but uses a faster, dual-core Allwinner A20 SoC and adds SATA and several other features.
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Android kitchen computers offer transparent touchscreens

April 21, 2014
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Cloudproject and Elam Kitchen have launched a line of Android-based home furnishings and appliances that feature transparent multitouch displays.
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Amazon reportedly developing 3D-enabled Android phone

April 16, 2014
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Amazon reportedly will enter the Android smartphone arena later this year, with a device that makes some images appear to be 3D, similar to a hologram.
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Rugged Android fleet computer offers 3G, GPS, CANbus

April 15, 2014
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Micronet announced a rugged touchscreen fleet computer that runs Android 4.x on a TI Sitara AM3715 SoC, and features optional GSM 3.5G, GPS, and CANbus.
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Android TV box to run KitKat on quad-core Cortex-A17

April 14, 2014
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Ugoos is readying a “UT3″ media player mini-PC that will run Android 4.4 on a Rockchip quad-core, Cortex-A17 RK3288 SoC, and will support 4K video output.
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Linux-ready SBC runs on 2 Watts

April 14, 2014
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Embedian has launched a 3.5-inch sandwich-style “SMART-MEN” SBC that combines a baseboard with a SMARC COM running Linux or Android on a 1GHz TI AM335x SoC.
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Automotive i.MX6 SoC to include Cortex-M4 MCU

April 14, 2014
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Freescale announced an automotive focused version of its Cortex-A9 based i.MX6 SoC that integrates a Cortex-M4 microcontroller and supports Android and Linux.
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Android IPTV set-top features 802.11ac, Marvell SoC

April 10, 2014
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Swisscom released a “Swisscom TV 2.0″ set-top box that runs Android 4.2.2 on a Marvell Armada 1500 Plus SoC, and also features a Marvell 802.11ac WiFi chip.
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Leaked images and video show simplified Android TV UI

April 9, 2014
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[Updated Apr 9] — Leaked images and a CES 2014 demo of Google’s new Android TV user interface show a more streamlined and intuitive approach to the big screen than Google TV.
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Hackable home automation controller runs Android

April 8, 2014
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Habey has launched a Kickstarter project for a hackable, Android-based “HIO Wallpad” home automation controller that offers PoE for drop-in deployment.
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Tiny Cortex-A9 SBC is hackable and stackable

April 5, 2014
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Habey unveiled a tiny, open-spec, Freescale i.MX6-based SBC that runs Ubuntu and Android, and features stackable daughter boards, PoE, and wing extensions.
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Intel tips 14nm Atoms, 64-bit KitKat, IoT gateway

April 4, 2014
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At IDF Shenzhen, Intel tipped 14nm Atom SoCs and unveiled its IoT Gateway design due to ship in devices from ADI, Adlink, Advantech, Eurotech, and Portwell.
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Android BSPs target Atom E3800 reference board

April 4, 2014
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Insyde Software and Timesys have each released enhanced Android BSPs supporting Intel’s “Bayley Bay” evaluation board for the Intel Atom E3800 SoC.
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IoT on tap at upcoming Embedded Linux Conference

April 3, 2014
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The Internet of Things is front and center at the Embedded Linux Conference, held April 29 through May 1, and colocated with the Android Builders Summit.
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Amazon unveils Android-based Fire TV STB and SDK

April 2, 2014
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[Updated 10:30PM] — Amazon unveiled Amazon Fire TV, a $99 multimedia and gaming oriented TV companion box running Android 4.2 on a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC.
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MIPS-based Newton module takes on Intel’s Edison in wearables

April 1, 2014
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Ingenic unveiled a tiny MIPS-based “Newton” COM for wearable and IoT devices that runs Android or Linux on an Xburst SoC, and offers WiFi and sensors.
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KitKat developer tablet previews 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805

April 1, 2014
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Intrinsyc has launched a 10-inch developer tablet that runs Android 4.4 on a quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC, and features 802.11ac and a 3D gesture camera.
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Intel unveils tiny $99 MinnowBoard Max open SBC

March 31, 2014
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[Updated Apr 6] — Intel and CircuitCo revealed a smaller, faster, second-gen MinnowBoard SBC featuring an Atom E3800 SoC, revised I/O, and both Android 4.4 and Linux support.
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New Intel Bay Trail-T SoCs target Android tablets

March 30, 2014
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Intel is prepping a new Atom Z37x5 lineup — a family of at least nine Android-ready, quad-core Bay Trail-T tablet SoCs that offer better graphics.
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Free ebook tackles Android on x86

March 27, 2014
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Intel and Apress have released a free 380-page ebook called “Android on x86: an Introduction to Optimizing for Intel Architecture.”
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