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VIA launches SpringBoard $100 ARM developer board platform

VIA Technologies has introduced a new hardware platform aimed at folks that want to create Android or Linux powered devices or software. It’s called VIA SpringBoard, and to kick things off, the company is offering a $99 Springboard Kit which is a small ARM-powered board. The VAB-600 Springboard Kit is a Pico-ITX board with an […]

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Lilbits (10-24-2013): if convertible wants to be your phone, tablet, laptop

Tired of carrying a smartphone, tablet, and notebook around? While Asus is trying to simplify things with products like the Asus Padfone that let your phone act as the brains of a tablet, a group called idealfuture has another idea. They’re trying to raise $100,000 through crowdfunding site Indiegogo to build a device called the […]

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VIA APC $79 computer can now run Firefox OS (or Boot 2 Gecko)

Wondering what you can do with one of VIA’s inexpensive APC computer-on-a-board systems? While you could already run Android 4.0 on the little ARM-based system, now the company is offering a preview release of Firefox OS for the $79 APC Rock and $99 APC Paper. At least, VIA says it’s releasing a preview of Firefox […]

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WonderMedia launches WM8860 dual-core chip for phones, tablets

VIA subsidiary WonderMedia is cranking out yet-another dual-core, ARM Cortex-A9 processor. The new WM8860 chip comes just a few months after the launch of the WM8880. The new chip offers more powerful graphics and improved audio components, and support for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The WM8860 processor is a 1.2 GHz dual-core chip based on […]

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VIA introduces WM8880 dual-core CPU for low-end phones, tablets

Chip maker VIA is adding another low power ARM-based processor to its Wondermedia Prizm lineup. The new WM8880 is a 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor with Mali 400 graphics. VIA hasn’t added any information about the new chip to its website yet, but the folks at Chinese site 1pad have posted some details and […]

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WonderMedia introduces reference design for 7, 10 inch tablets with WM8980 chips

VIA Technologies subsidiary WonderMedia is trying to get its dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor into more tablets. So the company’s released reference designs for 7 and 10 inch tablets. Basically, these are “turnkey solutions,” which means that WonderMedia won’t make the tablets itself, but it’ll sell the designs to anyone interested in building tablets around them. […]

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VIA launches 1.2 GHz WM8980 dual core processor for Android, Linux, Windows CE

Taiwanese chip maker WonderMedia’s latest low power processor is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip called the PRIZM WM8980. It runs at speeds up to 1.2 GHz and features ARM Mali 4 dual-core graphics. WonderMedia is a subsidiary of VIA Technologies, and while neither company is a big name in the US, WonderMedia chips can be […]