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Zotac Zbox Nano D518 PC runs Freescale quad-core CPU and Android 4.3

Zotac has a new small form factor PC that is set to launch next month called the Zbox Nano D518. The machine will have a Freescale i.MX6 quad core processor inside and rather than coming with Windows installed or simply having no OS and leaving it up to you to get the machine running, Zotac is shipping the little PC with Android 4.3 ready to run.

Google to remove black bar in favor of new “App Launcher” soon [Update]

This morning we're getting multiple reports that Google has changed up their usual black navigation bar on their homepage, and replaced it with a brand new Android-style app launcher. The horizontal black bar for navigation to Search, Images, Maps, Gmail, Play, YouTube and more have all been moved to an app launcher menu. Blending the lines between Android and desktop even more.

Intel aims for wearables, hires ex Nike FuelBand and Oakley designers

Wearable computing looks to be the next big thing, whether we want it to be or not. With smartwatches like the Galaxy Gear and Omate TrueSmart, Google Glass eye wear, and more, everyone is taking notice. One that we've heard rumors about in the past is Intel, who's keeping a close eye on the smartwatch and wearable computing initiative. And now we've learned they just hired a few key components for their team.

Apple A7 and M7 CPUs come to contextually compute: Motorola X8 on watch

With smartphones these days we've been seeing a trend of faster processors with more cores. Things like 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800's to Samsung's 8-core CPU and more. Do we really need all of that on a smartphone in our pocket? A few manufactures don't think so. Motorola last month unveiled their new Moto X and DROID lineup with a dual-core (8 chip) X8 computing system, and now it appears Apple has something similar with their new iPhone 5S.

Acer 24-inch Android all-in-one PC hands-on

Now that Acer has announced and shown off a few new smartphones and tablets this year at IFA, how about a 24-inch desktop PC running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean? Well, that's exactly what we have with the brand new Acer DA241HL All-in-one PC, which they announced earlier this week. Below check out a few pictures of this ridiculous tablet that doubles as a PC monitor.

More Android-powered laptops on the way claim insiders

The computer industry is dropping like a rock in the face of increased competition from tablets and smartphones. Many analysts point at the unappealing nature of Windows 8 and its marginal upgrade as part of the reason why the notebook market is failing. With consumers showing little interest in Windows 8 and Windows RT, reports indicate that some computer manufacturers are going to turn to Android.

UDOO Android-powered mini PC board breaks cover

Android is a very popular operating system for DIY sorts looking to build their latest electronics project. Many these projects involve little developer boards that put all the hardware and other connectivity options and features you need into one small footprint. A new device has turned up that can run the Android operating system called the UDOO Mini PC.

Android-powered MiiPC hits Kickstarter

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