Cotton Candy Computer

The Linux world sure is buzzing at the moment! From the Raspberry Pi, to Ubuntu for Android, through to the Spark, things really do seem to be hotting up around the Linux platform.

Not to be outdone, another company has just opened pre-orders for their Linux product, a tiny computer that looks like a USB thumbdrive and runs Linux. The Cotton Candy, from Norwegian company FXI Technologies, has a USB connector on one side to power it, and an HDMI connector on the other to plug into a display. The small device sports a dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a Mali 400MP GPU that allows it to decode HD video.

It also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so that you can control the system using wireless peripherals like a keyboard and/or mouse, with a smartphone and a special app, or by leveraging a laptop's keyboard and touchpad.

Apparently the Cotton Candy can run either Ubuntu or Android 4.0.


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