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Tiny, rugged SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 410

Nov 25, 2015 — 943 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 — 2,343 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 — 899 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 — 1,532 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.

Is Google spinning a merged Chrome/Android OS for laptops?

Nov 4, 2015 — 680 views

Google reportedly has been working on integrating Chrome OS and Android into a merged Chrome/Android OS for laptops, and will demo it next year.

Android-based “Brillo” IoT OS arrives with hacker SBC support

Oct 27, 2015 — 2,162 views

[Updated: Oct. 28] — Google launched developer access to its lightweight, Android based “Brillo” OS for IoT, which initially supports a trio of ARM, Intel, and MIPS hacker SBCs.

Smallest ever Linux-capable wireless i.MX6 module?

Oct 26, 2015 — 2,330 views

Mistral’s tiny “Nano SOM” runs Linux or Android on a quad- or dual-core Cortex-A9 i.MX6 SoC, and offers built-in WiFi and BT, plus extensive multimedia I/O.

Tiny Snapdragon 600 module includes WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS

Oct 20, 2015 — 1,465 views

The tiny 50 x 28mm “Inforce 6401 Micro SOM” module runs Android 4.4 or Ubuntu on a Snapdragon 600 SoC, and offers built-in WiFi-ac, BT 4.0, and GPS/GLONASS.

Raspberry Pi 2 doppelganger runs Linux on 1.8GHz Atom x5

Oct 19, 2015 — 3,702 views

Aaeon launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a Raspberry Pi form-factor “Up” SBC, that runs Linux and Android on a quad-core, 1.84GHz, Intel Atom x5 SoC.

Coming soon: modular Android watches and phones

Oct 16, 2015 — 984 views

Modular Android smartwatches and smartphones are around the corner, as evidenced by new devices coming soon from Blocks and Fairphone.

Dual-core, Cortex-A15 Sitara arrives with Linux and Android

Oct 14, 2015 — 1,418 views

[Updated: Oct. 19] — TI has released its Sitara AM57x SoCs, with one or two Cortex-A15 CPU, C66x DSP, and PowerVR GPU cores, plus a pair of Cortex-M4 MCUs and a quad-core PRU.

BeagleBoard-X15 to arrive in time for holiday hacking

Oct 14, 2015 — 3,623 views

[Updated: Oct. 15] — has provided some new details, including PCIe support, for its dual-core Cortex-A15 BeagleBoard-X15 SBC, which is due by December for $239.

New Renesas SoCs offer 1.5GHz, 1080p, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe

Oct 9, 2015 — 1,008 views

Renesas announced an “RZ/G” series of dual-core SoCs for Linux- and Android devices in 1GHz Cortex-A7 and 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 flavors, both with PowerVR GPUs.

Google: now serving Marshmallow flavored Nexus 5X and 6P

Oct 1, 2015 — 1,480 views

Google dished out two tasty new phones: the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, featuring potent Snapdragon SoCs, Android 6.0 (“Marshmallow”), and 2560 x 1440-pixel screens.

3D sensing camera PC runs Linux, hits Indiegogo

Oct 1, 2015 — 930 views

Orbbec has launched an “Astra Pro” 3D depth camera, also available in a Linux-based “Persee” camera-PC, with an 8-meter range and 5-millimeter accuracy.

Industrial touch-panel runs Linux or Android on i.MX6

Sep 30, 2015 — 761 views

Industrial Shields has launched a rugged 10.1-inch “HummTouch” touch-panel system that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 DualLite-based HummingBoard SBC.

New Google Chromecasts target HDTVs and sound systems

Sep 29, 2015 — 964 views

[Updated: Sept. 30] — Google rolled out a pair of second-generation Chromecast media players, including a replacement for the original HDMI Chromecast and an audio-only model.

Forked-Android smartphones advance to second generation

Sep 28, 2015 — 1,441 views

Silent Circle and Fairphone, which each offer smartphones that run extensively forked versions of Android, will soon ship powerful second-generation models.

Tiny µQseven module runs Android and Linux on i.MX6

Sep 22, 2015 — 0 views

Qseven co-founder Congatec has just unveiled its first COM built to the 70 x 40mm “µQseven” footprint option introduced by Qseven v2.0 nearly three years ago.

Latest HummingBoard SBC drops price, supports Click add-ons

Sep 21, 2015 — 1,442 views

SolidRun unveiled a $50 and up “HummingBoard-Gate” SBC for IoT that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and expands with mikroBUS Click add-on modules.