Intel’s next-generation Atom chips are expected to start shipping soon, and they’ll likely power the next-generation of low-cost Windows 8 tablets and convertibles. Rumor has it that one of the first could be an Acer tablet called the Acer WT5, a 10 inch tbalet with a 1080P display, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news stories you might have missed.
- Rumor: Acer to reveal WT5 Windows 8 tablet with 1080p screen, Bay Trail CPU
There aren’t a lot of details to go on here, but Acer may be working on a new Bay Trail tablet with a full HD display. Actually, I bet they are. I just don’t know if it’s called the WT5. [Techblog.gr]
- Using a Raspberry Pi and a Wall Box for a Jukebox-style music controller
Ever wish you had a ’60s style jukebox controller for your media center? Apparently you’re not alone. [Wall Box SONOS Controller]
- Is HP working on a Slate 21 all-in-one desktop with Android?
Let’s put this one in the rumor category for now, but benchmark results suggest HP could be working on an Android device called the Slate 21 with a Tegra 4 chip. It could be an all-in-one desktop with a tablet mode. Maybe. [Mobile Geeks]
- Nandroid Manager lets you explore, extract files from nandroid backups on rooted Android devices
There are plenty of tools that let you create a full backup of your Android device or restore from that backup. Nandroid Manager is a tool that lets you explore your backup and access just the bits you need. [Android Police]
- Upcoming Arndale Octa dev board to feature Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip
Arndale’s Exynos 5 dual-core dev board is one of the most powerful around, but it sells for $249, so it’s not exactly cheap. Now the compay is working on a model that uses Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa chip. It’ll probably cost even more… but it’ll also be one of the fastest ARM-based dev boards around. [CNX Software]
- Asus FonePad reviewed
While you might not be interested in a 7 inch phone, the Asus Fonepad is cheap enough to buy as a 7 inch tablet that happens to have 3G capabilities built in… if that’s the sort of thing you’re likely to want. [Carrypad]