ODROID-GO Advance is a $55 handheld game system running Ubuntu (coming in January, 2020)

About a year and a half after launching the ODROID-GO handheld game system with support for 8-bit games, the folks at Hardkernel have introduced a new model with a faster processor, an upgraded display, and support for 16-bit and 32-bit retro games. The ODROID-GO Advance is an Ubuntu Linux-powered handheld gaming device that will be […]

Proteus Device is a secure, Linux-based handheld (not a smartphone)

The Proteus Device from XXLSEC is a handheld computer with a 5 inch touchscreen display and a secure, Linux-based operating system called PriveOS. At first glance, it looks a lot like a smartphone. But the Proteus Device does not have a cellular modem and it’s not designed to make phone calls. What it does have that you […]

Pocket PC handheld Linux computer coming in 2020 for $199 and up (maybe — crowdfunding)

Sure, there’s a chance you could turn your old smartphone into a pocket-sized Linux computer by replacing the operating system. But if you’re looking for a purpose-built device with a touchscreen display, a QWERTY keyboard, and features you won’t typically find on phones (like 4 USB ports), the folks at Popcorn Computer have you covered. […]

Smach Z handheld gaming PC prototype gets an in-depth preview (videos)

The Smach Z is a handheld gaming computer that’s been in development for so long that it was derided as “Scam Z” in a popular YouTube video more than two years ago. But after many delays, the developers of the Smach Z started showing off working prototypes this year, letting trade show attendees actually play […]

GPD Win 2 handheld gaming PC gets a spec bump (faster processor, more storage)

The GPD Win 2 is a handheld gaming computer with a 6 inch screen, an Intel Core m3 processor, a thumb keyboard, and physical gaming controls. First released in early 2018, the little computer was an upgrade over its predecessor in just about every respect. Now the GPD Win 2 is getting its own spec […]

Arduboy Mini is a tiny, open open source game console (for people with good eyesight)

The Arduboy is a small handheld game console that uses open source code and which has a strong community of developers who have created 100+ games for the platform. But the upcoming Arduboy Mini is smaller, more fragile, harder to use, and… kind of cool anyway. Arduboy creator Kevin Bates has shared an early look […]