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64-bit STB SoC supports 4K video and Android TV

April 27, 2015

Marvell announced an “Ultra” version of its Android-focused Armada 1500 STB SoC that advances to a 64-bit, quad-core Cortex-A53 foundation for 4K delivery.

Quad-core ARM TV-PC dual boots Android and Ubuntu

April 26, 2015

Ugoos launched a $179 “UT3S” TV-PC that dual boots Android 4.4 and Ubuntu 14.10 on a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288, and supports 4Kx2K video.

Linux-friendly i.MX6 SBC is loaded with I/O, supports PoE

April 25, 2015

Gateworks’s latest Ventana SBC runs Linux, OpenWRT, and Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers A/V, serial, and mini-PCIe I/O, plus wide temperature operation.

World’s smallest i.MX6 module has onboard WiFi, eMMC

April 24, 2015

Variscite unveiled a 50 x 20mm “DART-MX6″ module that runs Linux or Android on the Freescale i.MX6, with up to 64GB eMMC flash and -40 to 85°C support.

Cortex-A9 Sitara EVM gains Android KitKat BSP

April 22, 2015

Adeneo has released an Android KitKat 4.4.4 BSP for the TI Sitara AM437x EVM kit in both a free binary version and a commercial version with source code.

Open source, IoT-ready Udoo hacker SBC starts at $49

April 22, 2015

The open source, IoT-focused Udoo Neo SBC has won Kickstarter funding. The Neo runs Android or Linux on an i.MX6 SoloX, and has WiFi, BT, and Arduino hooks.

Android Wear adds WiFi support, always-on apps, emojis

April 20, 2015

Google released a major update to Android Wear that adds always-on apps, WiFi support, a wrist-flipping gesture for scrolling, and emoji drawing support.

Android-based eyewear woos runners and cyclists

April 16, 2015

Recon has shipped its Android-based “Jet” eyewear for $699. The sports-focused Jet integrates a WQVGA display, 720p camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, ANT+, and GPS.

IoT-oriented Cortex-A5 based COM adds an MCU

April 12, 2015

OpenEmbed announced a “SOM5360″ module that runs Linux or Android on a Cortex-A5 Atmel SAM5D34 SoC. The COM also adds a Cortex-M3 MCU plus CAN and LCD I/O.

Compact Cortex-A9 SBC expands on its inner Udoo

April 7, 2015

Seco has released a commercial SBC spun from the original i.MX6-based open spec Udoo hacker SBC, adding eMMC flash and subtracting Arduino compatibility.

Tiny wireless-rich COM runs Android on 2.7GHz Snapdragon

April 6, 2015

Inforce unveiled a tiny “6501 Micro SoM” that runs Android on a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC, and offers A/V, camera, USB, serial, and wireless I/O.

Android IVI system serves up to 56 bus passengers

April 1, 2015

[Updated Apr. 2] — Via announced an Android-based turnkey IVI system for buses called Via BLISS, with 7- and 10.1-inch touchscreens, a VOD server, and networking hubs.

SBC runs Linux on new quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC

March 31, 2015

Actions Technology released a quad-core Cortex-A9 “S500″ SoC, along with an “ActDuino S500″ SBC based on it, plus support for Android 5.0 and Linux.

Android 4.4 field handheld features 3-inch thermal printer

March 29, 2015

[Updated Apr. 7] — Two Technologies Inc.’s LTE-ready “N5Print” handheld runs Android on a Snapdragon 800 and has built-in printer, Smart Card, magstripe, and barcode features.

Report: Linux takes leading role in IoT-obsessed market

March 24, 2015

Spurred on by IoT, open source Linux will grow from a 56.2 percent share of embedded device shipments in 2012 to 64.7 percent in 2017, says VDC Research.

Tiny COM adds wireless and storage to i.MX6 Dual SoC

March 24, 2015

Variscite released a tiny “VAR-SOM-DUAL” module starting at $46 that runs Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 Dual, and offers onboard WiFi and Bluetooth.

Panel computer runs Linux or Android on AM335x SoC

March 23, 2015

AndersDX unveiled a panel computer based on a Sitara AM3354 SoC, with WiFi and BT, and a 5.7-inch, VGA resistive or 4.3-inch, WVGA capacitive touch display.

Android smartwatch enlightens dumb phone and tablet

March 18, 2015

Neptune launched a WiGig-connected “Neptune Suite” on Indiegogo, comprising an Android smartwatch, a barebones phone and tablet, and a keyboard and TV dongle.

Tiny SBC runs Android and Linux on Snapdragon 410

March 16, 2015

Qualcomm’s Raspberry Pi-sized “DragonBoard 410c” SBC runs Android or Linux on the quad-core Cortex-A53 based Snapdragon 410, and offers WiFi, BT, and GPS.

Allwinner’s octa-core A80 SoC tightens its SBC grip

March 13, 2015

The CubieTech octa-core Allwinner A80 based “Cubieboard4″ SBC goes for $125, competing with LinkSprite’s $129 Beta Arches and Merrii’s $300 H88 Hummingbird.