Category: Ubuntu

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Trim Slice Tegra2 ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-core Desktop!

Posted by Charbax – March 3, 2011

Compulab is showing this Tegra2 desktop for the first time at a trade show, it's a full ARM Powered desktop computer based on the Nvidia Tegra2 processor. Has 2 HDMI outputs, one for full HDMI video, one for a secondary display, Gigabit Ethernet, 4 USB hosts, stereo audio output, audio in, SPDIF output, 12V power connector, connector for wireless antenna for WiFi and Bluetooth, SD slot, RF232 Serial Port, Micro-USB slave. They also have a slightly bigger version that can slot in a 2.5" Sata hard drive. 1GB RAM, it also has an internal Micro-SD slot to store the OS. So if you want to upgrade or change the OS, just change the MicroSD card and reboot. It also ships with 32GB Flash storage. They are launching this with Ubuntu 10.10 and they will add support for Honeycomb by launch. Availability is June, the price is targeted at below $200 in bulk (can be re-branded as ODM) and to be about $250 at retail. You can find more information and follow the latest official news about it at http://trimslice.com

JKKmobile.com: ARM Powered Laptop built into Macbook by CUPP

Posted by Charbax – February 21, 2011

At Mobile World Congress, CUPP was showing some Macbook laptops with a switch that I guess puts OSX in sleep mode and switches over the the ARM SoC platform and Android or Ubuntu on ARM and using the same screen, keyboard and mouse for that.

This video was posted at: JKKmobile.com

Freescale talks i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 platform at Mobile World Congress 2011

Posted by Charbax – February 16, 2011

Freescale announced their ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core and Quad-Core processor platform. HereĀ“s an interview with Freescale about their performance and features.

ST-Ericsson A9500 ARM Cortex-A9 Development Board

Posted by Charbax – February 16, 2011

This is the SKY-S9500-ULP-CXX aka SNOWBALL, the ST-Ericsson ARM Cortex-A9 development board, they put in there all the memory and everything needed to hack together end user products. It will be sold for about $200 from around April or May, it runs Android, Ubuntu and Meego thus far. You can find more information at http://igloocommunity.org

Texas Instruments OMAP4 runs Android and Ubuntu at the same time

Posted by Charbax – February 14, 2011

Texas Instruments is showcasing that the OMAP4 ARM Cortex-A9 development platform can run full Android on the built-in LCD and Ubuntu on the HDMI output both at the same time, this is awesome. It shows how Texas Instruments OMAP4 can be used to power the upcoming all-in-one ultimate ARM Powered devices that combine Laptop and Media player functionality into the Smartphone.

Nufront ARM Powered Laptops

Posted by Charbax – January 7, 2011

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.

Pixel Qi in the Genesi ARM Powered Laptop

Posted by Charbax – January 7, 2011

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.

PandaBoard, Texas Instruments OMAP4 ARM Cortex-A9

Posted by Charbax – November 13, 2010

It is released now, available for $174 to developers at http://pandaboard.org deliveries starting at the end of this month.

Nufront ARM Cortex-A9 can run at 2Ghz for Desktop and Laptop usage

Posted by Charbax – November 13, 2010

Beijing based Nufront is presenting their ARM Cortex-A9 processor which they plan to launch in commercial ARM Powered desktop and laptop solutions soon. Here are some demonstrations of it powering an Ubuntu 10.10 desktop and a Quake 3 game.

Mark Shuttleworth loves the Toshiba AC100

Posted by Charbax – November 1, 2010

The CEO of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, highlighted ARM Servers by Smooth-stone and Tegra2 Powered Toshiba AC100 at his keynote speech at the Ubuntu Developer Conference. He mentions the cool work done to port Ubuntu 10.10 to it: http://ac100.gudinna.com/. Hopefully Nvidia, Canonical people and the open source community will bring about full hardware acceleration for all aspects of Ubuntu 10.10 on this ARM Cortex-A9 laptop design.

Found via: blogarm.net