SmartDevices SmartQ V5 and V7 getting Android 2.1 update

April 22, 2010
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Everyone is getting some Android 2.1 love these days. The SmartQ V5 and V7 MIDs from SmartDevices will receive an update to Android 2.1. This updated will bring live wallpapers, 3D acceleration, a new UI and improved Bluetooth capabilities. The only thing missing will be multi-touch, their resistive screens is the reason for the omission of this feature.

If you’re not familiar with these devices, they make great media player and is also good for web browsing. They are similar to devices like the Android Archos series. V5 comes with a 4.3 inch screen and V7 has a 7 inch. Both are resistive and also has 600MHz ARM11 processors, hardware acceleration for 3D graphics and video, 256MB RAM, 2GB local storage, support for SD cards, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, support for the major audio and video codec’s, 1080p HD video playback, HDMI/AV outputs, and USB 2.0 OTG. Another great feature of these devices is the fact that they come preloaded with Android, Ubuntu, and Windows CE. This is one of the most versatile products of any kind available.

[via pocketables]


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