June 9, 2009
Kinpo snapshot

Kinpo snapshot

Kinpo, a Taiwan-based electronics maker, has recently released a video of an Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) sporting our favorite OS, Android. The display, arguably one of the most important aspects of a UMPC, measures in at 7-inches and 800×480 pixels. In terms of processor, the Thin Client packs a ‘Freescale i.MX51’. Although not exactly a Core 2 Duo, this processor should run Android just fine. The UMPC is creatively named the Thin Client and comes a week after Acer confirm they will start offering Android based netbooks in Q3 of this year.

It makes sense to put a more ‘mobile’ operating systems onto a typical X86 processor device. Although the compatibility of something such as Android is far less than that of Windows and arguably the support isn’t there either, Android would offer better battery life and ease of access to the primary functions that a UMPC device requires. Check the video of the Kinpo at Computex out after the jump.

[Via: techvid]

James Tromans
Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.
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