Hopeland Digital Corporation of Shenzhen releases this NB-100 10.1" Android Laptop, powered by the ARM11 Telechips 8902 processor, 256MB RAM, 8GB nand flash, SD card slot, WiFi, it runs Android 2.1 for now, possibly upgradable. What does Google need to do to optimize Android for the Laptop? I think someone just needs to put an ARM Cortex A8 or A9 processor inside (with good fast I/O and memory, enough RAM..) and port a full Chrome browser for it (perhaps just run Chrome OS for ARM) and we'll be all set. Do you think this type of platform is soon ready to replace $300 netbooks and the $1000 MacBook Air?
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OLPC CTO Edward J. McNierney gives us an overview of the ARM Marvell Armada 610 version of OLPC XO Laptop, XO 1.75, to be released soon, being optimized now in Taiwan, it provides for a sub 2 Watt One Laptop Per Child XO Laptop. One Laptop Per Child created the Netbook market, now they will push the PC/Laptop industry towards ARM support for lower power consumption and lower prices through increased industry competition and optimized SoC designs. The $100 Laptop is nearer. Marvell's 610 is now one of the ARM SoC platforms that is now powerful enough to power a full desktop/laptop system.
Here's an ARM Cortex-A9 7" Laptop prototype shown by NEC here at CES it runs Android 2.2 and is about 600 grams.
Yet another video of this pure awesome ARM Cortex-A9 Powered device, here's more demonstration and interview with product manager on this project about the features of the UI and about the performance of this device. This is definitely a candidate for Best of Show on my list.
The most powerful phone in the world they say. This keynote presentation was just pure awesome, appropriate for compulsive cheering by crowds of ARM fans in the audience.
Dual SIM Card, Android 2.2 compatible, based on the Marvell PXA935 processor, with a nice 4.8" capacitive screen, removable battery. It's to be sold for about $200 (probably in bulk).
10" and 14" Laptops with ARM Cortex-A9 and running Ubuntu presented by Nufront. After having shown development kits for a couple months, now they are showing these real laptop prototypes integrating their ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-core processors. This is a taste of future awesomeness from the ARM ecosystem soon enough powering all our laptops. Nufront is also showing a laptop prototype running their processor.
Will it be in iPad2? Will it be in Kindle4? Of course she can't say anything about it, but I really hope so. Was Pixel Qi delayed a bit because of the success of the iPad slowing down potential investments in Netbook screens? How did they manage financing their startup through the economic turmoils of the past couple of years? Pixel Qi introduces a 7" model that is going to be mass manufactured by CPT after February, after the Chinese new year celebrations. The 10.1" 16/9 and the 9.7" 4:3 screens also are due to be mass manufactured soon.
This is the ultimate combination for the future of laptops, ARM Power and Pixel Qi display for 40-50 hours battery runtime. This Genesi laptop uses the Freescale i.MX51 processor.
Rockchip is doing some awesome work to provide ARM Processor platforms highly integrated with stable turn key solution Android software at very cost effective prices, thus they are powering many of the cheap affordable and usable Android tablets and other devices coming up including Laptops, Set-top-boxes, Mobile Phones and more.