Noritsuna Imamura of OESF hacks a heart rate sensor for Android and Akira Tsukamoto reaches out to open source developers at Linaro in Japan.
This Boxchip based HDMI stick has been talked about over the past couple weeks on some blogs under the names MK802, Zero Devices Z802 etc. The Bill of Materials for this device might be as low as $20 but it's being sold at around $70 at retail at the moment. Here's a link to buy it for $70 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/MVjdxQ
- $74 PC-on-the-go released, ICS on board (thegadgetsite.com)
- A $74 micro PC 'MK802' runs Android 4.0 and Linux (ibnlive.in.com)
- 74 USD AllWinner A10 Android 4.0 Mini PC (electronics-lab.com)
- $74 Android PC on a Stick Sells Out, Stock to Return in June (hothardware.com)
- New $74 Android mini computer is slightly larger than a thumb drive (arstechnica.com)
- $74 MK802 Android micro-PC take on the Cotton Candy, RasPi (geek.com)
- $74 Android 4.0 powered PC on a stick goes on sale (electronista.com)
- $74 PC on a USB Stick Sold Out (for Now) (scientificamerican.com)
- $74 MK802 PC-on-a-stick beats Cotton Candy to market, has ICS on board (engadget.com)
Bernhard Rosenkränzer (bero on IRC) works on the Toolchain for Linaro Android. In this video, he talks to Zach Pfeffer Linaro's Android Tech Lead about the work being done on the Linaro Android Toolchain.
ST-Ericsson ramps up their work with Linaro. Patrik Klinger, Program Manager at ST-Ericsson talks to Zach Pfeffer Linaro's Android Tech Lead about ST-Ericsson's work with Linaro to improve development on the ST-Ericsson A9500 Snowball development platform.
3 engineers from http://www.allwinnertech.com talk about how they are using Linaro, what they are looking to get from Linaro, how they want to work with Linaro at the Linaro Connect Q2 2012 conference.
Watch this 7-minute Shenzhen factory tour, see how they are assembling the $55 (soon $49) Boxchip A13 7" Capacitive tablet. This Shenzhen factory assembly line currently cranks out about 4000 such tablets in a days work. If you like this video, you should also watch my Shenzhen Speakers Factory video that I posted last month.
Here they are cranking out a few thousand Boxchip A13 and Boxchip A10 motherboards every day.
The new Quad-core ARM Corte-A9 processor from Freescale is about to be launched in devices, as shown here at the PCB design house in Shenzhen that is currently working on the PCB optimizations/finalizations before mass manufacturing of this i.MX6 Quad-core based ICS Android tablet. Yooe plans to sell it for somewhere between $220-$250 depending on their final target manufacturing price. 100 samples are to be manufactured in June, and at least 5000 should be made in July. You'll soon be able to buy samples of this device on ARMdevices.net, check back for info on that.
This new Dual-core 9.7" tablet sells now for around $200 in Shenzhen.
This company sells thousands of the Rockchip RK2918 9.7" IPS tablet for around $150 each.