Those who think Android is a mobile operating system are being mistaken. So far we have seen it only on smartphones, tablets and other gadgets but it doesn’t mean Android can’t run on a desktop PC. Via, which is a famous name in the circuitry world, has thought something like that. The firm has made an Android PC that costs only $49.99.
The motherboard of the device is about the size of a small tablet. As to the rest of specs, it comes with an ARM 11 800MHz processor, 2GB of NAND flash, which can be expanded due to a microSD card slot or possibly using one of the 4 full-sized USB ports, 512MB of RAM, a VGA, an HDMI, and an Ethernet port and so on. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread but most likely Android 4.0 ICS is coming to the PC. Outwardly, the device doesn’t differ from other PCs — it sports a black standard chassis.
Of course, it’s the company’s first attempt to make something like this, so you mustn’t expect much from the PC. But it’s a perfect device for those who want a cheap desktop for basic things like web browsing, playing 2D games and listening to music.
Unfortunately, the launch date is not announced and we still can’t assess it, but watching the video below, you’ll understand this product can succeed.
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