Hardkernel quad-core ODROID-X for Android developers
Google is currently trying to encourage more developers to create applications and other software for the Android platform, and today we have news of the Hardkernel quad-core ODROID-X for Android developers.
According to an article over at liliputing a Korean company going under the name of Hardkernel, has a range of tablets that are aimed mainly at developers, but while they tend to offer some great hardware, they unfortunately come with some pretty hefty price tags. Now though the company is offering a new developer board that will only set developers back $129.
The Hardkernel ODROID-A that became available last year was one of the first tablets to feature the Samsung Exynos 4210 dual core processor, but it was priced at $749 at the time. Also the company now offers the ODROID-Q tablet that features the Samsung Exynos 4412 quad core processor, which is priced at the eye watering $850.
Although developers can also decide to pick up the much cheaper developer board that is called the ODROID X. This features the 1.4 GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali 400 graphics, 10/1000Mbps Ethernet, full sized SDHC card slot, mic and headphone jacks, and six USB 2.0 ports.
There is also 1GB of RAM and it runs Google’s Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system as well. Also available are a number of accessories that include a Wi-Fi chip and antenna, HDMI, LCD, Bluetooth, storage modules, and a camera.
While the company pushes the ODROID-X at hardware and software developers, it could also provide the base for a rather nice DIY mini PC. While it may cost a bit more than the $74 MK802 or the $35 Raspberry Pi, the little device also features one of the quickest ARM-based processors available, and there are a number of expansion options also available.