January 4, 2010

Smartbook Tablet Design Runs Linux, Android

Article Source LinuxDevices
January 4, 2010, 6:10 am
Freescale Semiconductor announced a "smartbook" tablet reference design that runs Linux or Android. The smartbook design is equipped with a Freescale i.MX515 SoC clocked at 1GHz, a seven-inch, 1024 x 600 touchscreen, plus WiFi, GPS, a three megapixel camera, optional 3G, and "all-day battery life."
Targeting under-$200 tablets that are expected to start shipping as early as next summer, the 7.9 x 5.0 x 0.6-inch reference design is one-third the size and volume of today’s typical netbook, says Freescale. Available with both Android and Linux, the design is said to provide instant-on functionality, persistent connectivity, and 12-hour battery life...