We’ve just had the pleasure of hearing about the iConsole Micro that’s launching later today at MWC in Barcelona. It’s a combination of a tailored i86 Android build and an incredibly small USB-powered PC-on-a-stick and should excite anyone into small-form-factor computing, gaming, home theatre and security.
Remember the Intel Compute Stick? It’s a quad-core Atom PC inside an HDMI dongle with USB 2.0, WiFi, MicroSD slot and of course, HDMI connectivity. Console Inc, the company that continues to develop ConsoleOS is now bringing that experience pre-installed on exactly that hardware. That’s Android KitKat, enhanced with non-touch support and the Amazon store installed on some nice, flexible i86 hardware. Gaming, education, productivity and security come immediately to mind. They’ve also announced that they’re close to releasing Android 5.0 to their Kickstarter backers.
Christopher Price, CEO of Console Inc, gave us the scoop on our Techlounge live channel from MWC15 and we took 30-minutes to talk about a ton of scenarios. We also talked about the move to Android 5.0, the advantage of open-source and emerging markets.
Console OS KitKat is already shipping and is now a free download on the iConsole website so while you’re waiting for the order page to go live you can download and install it yourself.
Update: iConsole Micro press release is now available.