Giada Dives Into Android Space With New ARM-Based Computers

By Alexandra Burlacu email: a.burlacu@mobilenapps.com | Dec 23, 2012 11:18 AM EST

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The Android space is becoming quite crowded due to the platform's great popularity, and Giada has decided join the fray with a few new ARM-based computers.

Giada has been offering various small form-factor desktop computers for several years now, but up until recently those mini PCs have all been powered by x86 processors and designed to run Microsoft's Windows operating system (OS). The company seems to have decided to turn things up a notch and take it to the next level, trying its luck with ARM-based PCs this time.

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The new ARM-based mini PCs, the Giada Q10 and Giada Q11, are each listed as "coming soon" on the company's Web site. It remains unclear just how soon that "soon" is, but Giada offered no exact date for the new PCs' arrival.

Both the Giada Q10 and the Giada Q11 mini PCs sport 7.5 x 5.9 x 1-inch cases, and pack a 1GHz AllWinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor and Mali 400 graphics under the hood. Both devices ship with Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, but the processor should make it relatively easy to get Ubuntu or other Linux-based OS to run on the PCs.

The mini PCs also pack 1GB of RAM each, five USB 2.0 ports, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and memory card slots. The Q10 and Q11 are similar in many aspects, but a few notable differences set them apart.
First of all, the Giada Q10 has 4GB of built-in storage, while the Q11 has 8GB. The latter also has a 1,500mAh battery which should allow the device to serve as a mobile computer, or at least allow users to move it from one room to another without having to shut it down first.

The company has not yet announced a launch date or pricing details for the two new ARM-based mini PCs, but the gadgets will likely be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, which takes place in a few weeks.

"'Style Meets Performance' is our new company slogan and we always work to be innovative in a stylish way," said Eric Chang, Giada's U.S. General Manager. "We've come up with something to show our fans next year at the show and we are very excited."

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