Posted inNews

Shuttle’s first ARM-based mini PC (for digital signage) on the way

Shuttle is probably best known for making small form-factor Windows computers. But some of the company’s newest products are small, ARM-based Android devices. The Shuttle DSA2LS and DSA2LE systems are positioned as digital signage players which you can attach to a monitor to create a display for your business. But the systems also look like they could […]

Posted inNews

HummingBoard is a Raspberry Pi-compatible dev board with Freescale i.MX6 chip

It looks like Raspberry Pi-compatible hardware is becoming a thing. The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, low-power single-board computer aimed at developers, hobbyists, educators and students. It’s designed as an open platform for programmers, hardware builders, and others… but it’s powered by a rather slow ARM11 processor and only supports up to 512MB of RAM. […]

Posted inNews, nofollow

Lilbits (10-28-2013): Samsung tries to build its own ecosystem

Samsung sells a million mobile devices a day, 2 televisions every second, and an awful lot of other devices. The company sells more Android phones than any other company — but if you tuned into the Samsung Developers Conference keynote today, you wouldn’t have heard much mention of Google Android. Instead, the company is pushing […]

Posted inFeatured, News

CuBox-i mini PCs can run Android or Linux, sell for $45 and up

SolidRun has a new line of tiny computers that fit in the palm of your hand, but which you can use as a full-fledged Linux desktop PC. The new CuBox-i line of tiny computers sell for between $45 and $120 and are available with Freescale i.MX6 single, dual, and quad-core processors. And they’re only about […]

Posted inFeatured, News, nofollow

Lilbits (7-19-2013): Early phone upgrades, Chrome web app launch

T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon have all announced plans that will let customers upgrade phones more quickly. Typically US mobile customers had to wait 18 to 24 months to qualify for a new handset. Some of the new plans let you upgrade as often as every 6 months. Of course, none of this comes free of […]

Posted inFeatured, News

Wandboard’s Android, Linux-friendly mini PC now available in quad-core

The Wandboard is a tiny computer or developer board which looks a bit like a Raspberry Pi, but which has a starting price about three times as high and which packs significantly more power. That’s because while the Raspberry Pi has an ARM11 single-core processor, the Wandboard features a faster Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 processor. […]

Posted inFeatured, News, Reviews

Ampe A10 quad-core Freescale i.MX6 tablet review

The Ampe A10 is one of the first Android tablets to feature a Freescale i.MX6 quad-core processor, so when the folks at PandaWill asked me if I’d like to review the tablet I jumped at the opportunity. Freescale’s i.MX6 Quad processor is a 1.2 GHz chip with Vivante GC2000 graphics. While it doesn’t perform quite […]

Posted inNews

Freescale i.MX6 quad-core CPU benchmarks (Ampe A10 tablet)

Freescale’s i.MX6 Quad processor is a 1.2 GHz quad-core chip with support 1080p HD video playback and 3D graphics. Tablets and other devices with the chip started shipping recently, and the folks at PandaWill sent me an Ampe A10 tablet with an i.MX6 processor to review. You can pick one up from PandaWill for $219.99. […]

Posted inFeatured, News

Hiapad Hi-802 PC-on-a-stick with Freescale quad-core CPU

Chinese device maker Hiapad plans to ship one of the first Android TV dongle’s with a quad-core processor starting in November. The Hiapad Hi-802 features a Freescale i.MX6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip and 1GB of RAM. According to ARMDevices, it will be available next month for $89. Like the MK802, UG802, and other Android TV […]

Posted inFeatured, News

Zenithink launches ZTPad C94 tablet with Freescale quad-core CPU

Chinese electronics maker Zenithink’s newest Android tablet is one of the first devices to ship with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Freescale i.MX6 processor. The Zenithink ZTPad C94 features a 10.1 inch display and it can run Android 4.0 or Android 4.1 software. A handful or sellers are already offering the tablet at AliExpress, with prices […]