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64-bit Odroid SBC runs Linux on 2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53

Feb 3, 2016 — 3,875 views

Hardkernel unveiled its first 64-bit hacker SBC. The Odroid-C2 matches the layout of the C1+, but has a quad-core, 2GHz Cortex-A53 SoC and a $40 price.

Communicating with an embedded tablet over NFC or WiFi

Feb 3, 2016 — 563 views

An Android tablet can serve as a touchscreen in a kiosk or embedded system, but communicating with it can be a problem when power must be supplied over USB.

Tough Android phablet does sensing, scanning, 3G

Feb 2, 2016 — 503 views

Aaeon’s rugged “RTC-600A” handheld runs Android on a TI OMAP4470, and provides a 5.7-inch screen, 8-hour battery, and wireless, sensor, and scanner features.

Top 10 open source Android app development frameworks

Jan 30, 2016 — 2,698 views

Each of these app development frameworks supports HTML5 or JavaScript as well as CSS, and is open source with at least some version of a free app.

$10 Orange Pi One pits quad-core Cortex-A7 against Pi Zero

Jan 29, 2016 — 4,642 views

Shenzhen Xunlong launched a $10, Linux- and Android-friendly “Orange Pi One” hacker board with a quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC and a Pi-compatible expansion port.

Intrinsyc’s first SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 600

Jan 28, 2016 — 1,154 views

[Updated: 5:00PM] — Intrinsyc launched its first SBC: an “Open-Q 600” that runs Android or Linux on a quad-core Snapdragon 600 with 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, GbE, WiFi, BT, and GPS.

Using Android tablets as embedded smart touchscreens

Jan 27, 2016 — 1,994 views

Lurking in that low-cost Android tablet are the hardware and most of the software needed for building smart touchscreens into kiosks and other devices.

2015’s top embedded and mobile Linux trends

Dec 29, 2015 — 1,877 views

Linux is increasingly the OS of choice for mobile devices, hacker boards, IoT, home automation, consumer gadgets, drones, robots, wearables, cars, and more.

Android 6.0 development kits tap new Snapdragon 820

Dec 15, 2015 — 1,482 views

Intrinsyc has launched three Android 6.0 dev kits — phone, tablet, and board — for Qualcomm’s 14nm Snapdragon 820, with four Cortex-A72-like cores.

Portable Android music streamer offers high-end audio

Dec 11, 2015 — 1,315 views

Echobox has launched a high-end, portable “Explorer X1” Android music player, with a 3.5-inch screen, quad-core RK3188, TI DAC and amp, and earphones.

$15 SBC features quad-core 64-bit Allwinner A4, Pi expansion

Dec 10, 2015 — 4,172 views

The $15 “Pine A64” SBC runs Linux or Android on a quad-core 64-bit Allwinner A4 SoC, and features dual expansion buses, one of which is Pi 2 compatible.

Tiny, rugged SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 410

Nov 25, 2015 — 2,136 views

Inforce has launched an 85 x 54mm “Inforce 6309 Micro SBC” that runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410 and offers -30 to 85°C operation and optional PoE.

Mini-PC doubles as open-spec, octa-core hacker SBC

Nov 20, 2015 — 3,087 views

Geekbuying’s $109, open-spec “GeekBox” mini-PC includes a removable SBC that runs Android and Ubuntu on an octa-core RK3368, and can plug into a carrier.

Cherry Trail stick-PC supports Android, Ubuntu Snappy

Nov 19, 2015 — 1,849 views

The winning Indiegogo campaign for an Intel “Cherry Trail” based, USB 3.1-enabled “MagicStick” stick-PC has added Snappy Ubuntu Core to its preloaded OSes.

NAS boxes double as media players, run Linux plus Android

Nov 13, 2015 — 1,810 views

Qnap’s TAS-168 and dual-bay TAS-268 NAS devices run both Linux and Android on a dual-core ARM SoC, and offers private cloud and media player capabilities.