Cotton Candy: thumb sized Linux computer
Cotton Candy is a mini Linux box in a package resembling a USB thumb drive. FXI Technologies, Inc., a Norway-based hardware and software startup which developed the product, has launched cstick.com, a community website and technical forum where Cotton Candy development units are immediately available for pre-order. (Unit shown in above video is an engineering sample.)
Specifications include an ARM Cortex-A9 (1GHz) CPU from Samsung, an ARM Mali-400 MP (Quad-core, 1.2GHz) GPU, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, HDMI output and the Android operating system. It decodes MPEG-4, H.264 and other video formats and display HD graphics on any HDMI equipped screen. Operating systems supported to date include Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich as well as Ubuntu. On-screen content can be controlled a wide variety of ways – wirelessly using smartphones with an app, Bluetooth peripherals like mice and RF remote controls; or by leveraging a notebook’s integrated keyboard and touchpad.
At $199 this seems a bit overpriced. We’ll keep watching for further information on their manuals and docs page.
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