Dell's thumb-sized Android PC to ship in July
Project Ophelia by Dell, the latter displayed it during CES in January. It will be shown off again starting this Tuesday at the Citrix Synergy conference in Los Angeles on both a 19 inch and 55 inch screen. Any display can be turned into a PC, gaming machine or a TV set-top box and the device will allow the user to download apps and games from the Google Play Store as well as stream movies from Netflix or Hulu. Also included on the device is Wyse's PocketCloud, which will let users access stored content on mobile devices, PCs and servers. If lost, the device can be remotely wiped.
Jeff McNaught, executive director of cloud client computing at Dell, said that the device is meant to be a cheap alternative to PCs or tablets and the company is working on a way to type when the Ophelia is plugged into a screen. As is the case these days with new devices, developers will get first crack at Ophelia so that they can write apps for them. In August, it will be available to customers of cable or telecom providers bundled with special offers. After that, it will be made available to the public from Dell's website.
source: PCWorld via electronista
1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 903; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I'm assuming it will be controlled by a wireless remote/keyboard. If it is a "stock" version of Android and is updated well, should do well.
2. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
If its stick it should be compatible with Bluetooth accessories sounds good...but um...how does a USB device plug into hdmi? I'm assuming the author meant hdmi device the size of or similar to a USB drive.
3. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
How long till I can buy a 4k TV running Android for a reasonable price.
4. Dastrix (unregistered)
This sounds really neat! Looking forward to see it in action soon!
5. steelicon (Posts: 315; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
6. steelicon (Posts: 315; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
OS Android 4.1
RK3066 Dual ARM® Cortex™-A9
Memory DDR3: 1GB
Nand Flash 8GB
Camera 2million pixel
Audio Type Integrated
Graphics adapter Integrated
GPU model quad core Mali-400MP
Video outputs HDMI
USB USB2.0 and Micro USB
Networking WiFi 802.11 b/g/ n
Memory card reader Micro SD
Size 101.8 x 39 x 12.5 mm
7. roscuthiii (Posts: 1887; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
"... and the company is working on a way to type when the Ophelia is plugged into a screen."
As noted above, there are certainly input methods available, but if this is supposed to ship in July, shouldn't things like user interfaces been worked on long ago???