introduced by Android is running on almost any device: from its beginnings in phones and tablets to try to conquer computers and devices that connect to monitors and televisions. The attempt today we bring is one more to conquer our living room with a minicomputer made to connect to our TV.Zotac, best known for its products for computer gamers, announced a few new features at CES : In addition to products such as its own version of Steam Machines, has launched two minicomputers with ARM architecture and Android (or Ubuntu). Zotac ZBOX Nano
Both computers make a big difference to what we were used Zotac: so far the trend was to see x86 computers and sell them as facts to be the center our media room (which basically are the rest of minicomputers that Zotac has introduced). This changes a little with the ZBOX Freescale Android and Ubuntu, as incorporated Cortex-A9 quad-core processor at 1GHz.
Features shared by the two boxes, in addition to the same processor are 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory accompanied by a HDD bay 2.5 “, SD card reader, 4 USB 2.0 ports, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Gigabit . Ethernet and HDMI video output
We have to go to the operating system to look at the differences: while one of the boxes takes Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the heart of the system ( and with an upgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the way), the other carries Ubuntu 12.04 (and, for updates, it is difficult that nothing deter you upgrade to a newer version or another Linux distro support processor). The price of both is estimated at a midpoint between $ 100 and $ 150 , but Zotac has unveiled more details on that aspect
Source |. Liliputing