This was just too interesting to pass up passing on! We report on tablets, but how about an entire Android computer? I just got this email from APC in Taiwan, and that’s just what they have. For only $49 you can get an Android computer with the following specs:
Optimized Android OS · HD TV support · Hardware acceleration of the most demanding video formats · VGA and HMDI display ports · Four USB 2.0 ports · One microSD slot · One 10/100 Ethernet port · Audio-out/ Mic-in · VIA WonderMedia ARM 11 SoC · 2GB NAND Flash · 512 DDR3 SDRAM · 15W power adaptor (US adaptor only)
As you can see from the above picture, the unit is really small and it has all the appropriate I/O ports. The APC’s bootloader, kernel and other engineering data can be downloaded from the site. Until January 2, if you order two units for $98 then they will give you free international shipping.
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