USB stick packs ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, runs Android or Ubuntu

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2011-Nov-19 | Tags: COMandroidraspberrypiubuntu

Linux on ARMFXI Technologies announced a USB stick-sized computer that can run Android or Ubuntu on a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor. The "Cotton Candy" will include 1GB of RAM, a microSD slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an HDMI port, the company says.

Based in Trondheim, Norway, FXI has created a PC that looks like a large USB stick, with a USB port on one end and an HDMI port on the other. If the concept seems familiar, you may be recalling the announcement of the Raspberry Pi earlier this year, though that device has now become credit-card-sized (it's set for release next month, with an ARM11-based Broadcom BCM2835on board and a $25 price tag).

According to FXI, the Cotton Candy (below) will include an unspecified, dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, with a Mali 400MP graphics processor. It will also feature 1GB of RAM and a microSD slot capable of holding up to 64GB of flash memory, the company adds.


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