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Raspberry Pi 3 to get official Android OS support

Raspberry Pi 3 to get official Android OS support

May 26, 2016
It's fair to say the success of the ARM-powered Raspberry Pi computers have surpassed expectations and have been a godsend to hobbyists, hackers, and students. If you're one of those people looking for unofficial hacks to install Android OS on a Raspberry Pi device, then stop and wait for the official release. Raspberry Pi computers have largely been Linux affairs, as several Linux distributions have supported this tiny ARM computer. Now, it seems like Raspberry Pi is ready to get official support for one of the most popular mobile operating systems out there: Android . Google has recently registered the $35 Raspberry Pi 3 ‒ the newest version of the Raspberry Pi ‒ as a new device 'tree' in its Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository . If you're not aware, Raspberry Pi is cheap, credit card-sized, single board ARM computer that looks and feels very basic, but could be built into many geeky projects. What Google is planning for Android and the P
Google’s $85 Chromebit Lets You Turn Any Monitor or TV into a Computer

Google's $85 Chromebit Lets You Turn Any Monitor or TV into a Computer

Nov 18, 2015
Google and Asus are finally ready to release their new micro Chrome OS computer called the Chromebit — that retails at a great price, just $85. That is quite cheap for what is essentially a portable computer that you can take anywhere in your pocket. Also Read:   CHIP — The World's First $9 Computer . Announced back in March, the Chromebit is a fully featured Computer-on-a-Stick that plugs into TV or any screen and turns it into what Google calls a " full-fledged Chrome OS-based computer. " All you need to do is: Plug the Chromebit into any HDMI port Hook up the power cable, a Bluetooth keyboard and a mouse Your instant computer is ready It has a smarter clinch on the business end so that you can easily plug the Chromebit into practically any HDMI port without the need for any extension cable. Also Read:   Mouse Box — An Entire Computer inside a Mouse . Despite its low price of just $85, the Chromebit offers you a complete Chrome OS experience,
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The World's First $9 Computer is Shipping Today!

The World's First $9 Computer is Shipping Today!

Sep 26, 2015
Remember Project: C.H.I.P. ? A $9 Linux-based, super-cheap computer that raised some $2 Million beyond a pledge goal of just $50,000 on Kickstarter will be soon in your pockets. Four months ago, Dave Rauchwerk , CEO of Next Thing Co., utilized the global crowd-funding corporation ' Kickstarter ' for backing his project C.H.I.P., a fully functioning computer that offers more than what you could expect for just $9. C.H.I.P. stands for " Computer Hardware in Products. " At first, the project was looking like a never ending project but here's something exciting — The $9 CHIP computer is shipping. Yes, Rauchwerk says that the first run of devices is beginning to be distributed to early backers within 7-9 days. Rauchwerk said, " If you backed the [CHIP] project at the Kernel Hacker Backer level on Kickstarter, you'll receive two CHIP computers — the second by mid-October. " Specifications and Capabilities: CHIP packages: 1
CHIP — The World's First $9 Computer

CHIP — The World's First $9 Computer

May 12, 2015
Wait! What? A $9 computer? This is something magical. A Californian startup lead by Dave Rauchwerk is currently seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter to create a computer that will cost as much as $9 (or £6). The new microcomputer, dubbed CHIP, is a tiny, Linux-based, super-cheap computer that's described as being "built for work, play, and everything in between!" Project 'Chip' that hit Kickstarter on Thursday has already blown its target goal of $50,000 to raise over $1 Million from almost 19,638 people at the time of writing with 26 days left in its campaign. Let's have a look on what does this $9 buy you? And the answer is a lot — more than what you could expect for just $9 . CHIP packs a 1GHz R8 ARM processor, 4GB of internal flash storage, 512MB of DDR3 RAM, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi — something you do not find in even the modern microcomputer, Raspberry Pi. If look at the output front of the CHIP, it features a single full-sized US
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