Dell's thumb-sized Android PC to ship in July

Dell's thumb-sized Android PC to ship in July
This July, Dell is expected to start selling its Android flavored PC that is the size of a thumb. Actually, it is a device that looks like a flash drive and contains the Android OS. Users plug it into the HDMI port on a modern television set, which turns the screen into a smart device. The USB plug-in will cost $100.

Code named 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

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