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Hackable Runcible pocket smartwatch goes on pre-order

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Monohm has relaunched its disc-shaped, open source “Runcible” mobile device, which runs an Android-based OS on a Snapdragon 410, and has a 2.5-inch display.

The Runcible received a lot of media attention when it was originally announced running Firefox OS in Feb. 2015. But it also left a lot of questions. Was the rounded, disc-shaped gizmo a phone, a pocket smartwatch, or a hippie talisman for warding off mean people?

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Remix OS Creators Announce New Android PCs, Partnership with Android-x86 Founder

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Today, June 16, 2016, Jide Technology, the creators of the well-known Android-x86-based Remix OS, have announced an official partnership with Android-x86's founder as well as the availability of multiple new Android PCs powered by Remix OS.

Jide Technology has grown a lot in the last couple of years, and today they are proud to announce that the company is already capable of making partnerships with various hardware manufacturers to ship Android PCs and 2-in-1 tablets with Remix OS pre-installed. What this means is that they will thus allow users to run Google's Android operating system on more devices as their primary desktop environment.

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Oh hey, here’s another new Android phone, the Meizu m3s

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Chinese phone manufacturer Meizu showed off its m3s yesterday, and wow it sounds a lot like these phones from Xiaomi. What a day for Chinese Android phones! Like Xiaomi’s Redmi 3S, the m3s has two variations, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and another with 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage. They even have the same price of $106 for the 2GB version and $136 for the 3GB. Are these the exact same phones? Are you intrigued? Do you want an answer? Great. Here are some specs:

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Xilinx adds dual core Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq SoC model

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Xilinx unveiled a dual-core “CG” version of its Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, and Mentor Graphics announced Android 5.1 and Linux support.

Back in Feb. 2015, Xilinx announced its next generation Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (multiprocessor system-on-chip) follow-on to its popular Zynq 7000 hybrid ARM/FPGA system-on-chips. The 16nm, quad-core Cortex-A53 SoC, which features a faster FPGA, a GPU, and two Cortex-R5 MCUs, has reached production, and now Xilinx has revealed a dual-core “CG” version of the SoC due to ship in the first half of 2017.

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