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Dell's Android mini-tablet unveiledview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Dell says its Streak mini-tablet -- featuring a five-inch touchscreen, voice telephony, the Android operating system, and a Snapdragon processor -- will begin shipping next month. Meanwhile, Opera Software announced an Android-ready, & touch-optimized& tablet version of its Opera Mobile 10 browser.... (Embedded)

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Flash on Android 2.2: Slow loading, but smooth runningview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – eWEEK evaluated a Nexus One running Android 2.2 and a beta Flash Player 10.1, and found Flash to be slow loading, but surprisingly smooth and power efficient. Meanwhile, HTC vows that most of its Android phones will move to version 2.2 later this year, and a 4Q release for Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) has been tipped.... (Embedded)

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$200 Android tablet offers Barnes and Noble accessview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Digital photo frame (DPF) maker Pandigital announced an Android-based tablet that offers integrated access to Barnes Noble's eBookstore. The $200 Pandigital Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader is equipped with an ARM11 processor, 1GB RAM, a 7-inch, 800 x 600 touchscreen, as well as 802.11n and SD expansion.... (Embedded)

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Five-inch tablet runs Android, Linuxview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Shenzhen, China-based Aoson is now shipping a mobile Internet device (MID) that ships with Android, and can also run Linux 2.4, Mac 9.1, and various flavors of Windows, reports Qianlong.com. The Aoson M500 mini-tablet runs on a 624MHz Marvell PXA303 processor, and offers a five-inch resistive touchscreen, plus 3G, WiFi, and GPS wireless capabilities, says the story.... (Embedded)

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Puppy Linux turns to Ubuntu for version 5.0view story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – The Puppy Linux project has released version 5.0 of its fast, small-footprint Linux distro, basing it on Ubuntu for the first time. Puppy Linux 5.0 is built from Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx binary packages, offers a new & Quickpet& application suite, introduces a choice of web browsers, and can now boot to the desktop, say the developers.... (Embedded)

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Capacitive touchscreens get larger, support stylusesview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Atmel announced a microcontroller for capacitive touchscreens that allows operation via gloved hands or styluses, supporting screens up to 15.6 inches. The maXTouch technology uses under 1.8mW in a & touch-ready& state and performs & three times better& than competitive products, the company says.... (Embedded)

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WebOS heading for HP smartphones, tablets, printersview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – HP will use the Linux-based WebOS operating system it is acquiring from Palm for smartphones, tablets, and printers, but not in netbooks, say reports from HP's positive earnings call earlier this week. Meanwhile, AT T has started selling the Palm Pre Plus and will start selling the WebOS-based Pixi Plus phone in June, says eWEEK.... (Embedded)

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Expandable PC works up to 167 deg. Fview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Adlink announced a rugged, fanless computer that can operate at up to 167 deg. F and has room for two PC/104-Plus expansion cards. The RuffSystem 735 features four serial ports, four USB ports, two Ethernet ports, plus a CompactFlash slot and room for a SATA hard disk drive, the company says.... (Embedded)

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French mini-tablet runs Androidview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – The French firm EviGroup says it is now shipping an Android-based tablet with a five-inch touchscreen. Running on a ARM11-based 667MHz Samsung S3C6410, the $250 & Evi Wallet& offers 256MB RAM, 1GB flash, a microSD slot, and 802.11n WiFi, says the company.... (Embedded)

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Open source robot is all eyesview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – A startup called TheCorpora is readying an open source Linux robot based on a Mini-ITX board with an Intel Atom and an Nvidia Ion GPU. The foot-and-a-half tall Qbo lacks arms or legs, but is mobile, can be controlled via WiFi, and offers stereoscopic face, object, and gesture recognition, plus speech synthesis and voice recognition.... (Embedded)

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Mini-ITX board builds on low-power AMD chipsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Avalue announced a Mini-ITX motherboard that uses AMD's RS780E chipset and supports low-power AM3 socket processors, including the Phenom II XLT Q54L and Athlon II XL CPUs. The EMX-780E is equipped with up to 4GB DDR2 memory, dual gigabit Ethernet ports, USB and serial I/O, and PCIe expansion, and consumes 7 to 15 Watts, claims the company.... (Embedded)

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Google TV to mix Android, Chrome, and Atomview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Google announced an Android and Chrome browser-based IPTV platform today that will offer integrated search for content across TV, DVR, and the web. Initially optimized for the Dish Network, Google TV will arrive in set-tops and TVs later this year from Sony and Logitech, based on Intel's Atom-based CE4100 SoC, says Google.... (Embedded)