Linaro Sweetens Cotton Candy's SuccessPosted on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Blog By Linaro
FXI Technologies announced the launch of cstick.com—the Cotton Candy developer site—in the same press release.
Linaro community specialist, Amber Graner, asked FXI Technologies founder and CEO, Borgar Ljosland what part Linaro played this successful launch, Ljosland told her, “Linaro is important to us both from a time-to-market perspective and from a quality perspective. We are basing both our Ubuntu and Android releases on Linaro. We are grateful for all of the support we have received and look forward to a fruitful and exciting collaboration in the future.”
LEBs (Linaro Evaluations Builds) for the Samsung Origen allowed FXI Technologies to boot Cotton Candy immediately and start working on differentiation from day one. Without Linaro, FXI Technologies would still be bringing up either Android or Ubuntu, with Linaro they have both, today, and are in the market. That is the power of the Linaro open-collaboration power-house.
Cotton Candy has been on display at this week’s Mobile World Congress and according to FXI Technologies, it is the unique architecture that allows the device to serve as a companion to smartphones, tablets, notebook PCs and Macs and will add smart capabilities to existing displays, set top boxes and game consoles.
The specifications for Cotton Candy include an ARM® Cortex™-A9 (1GHz) CPU from Samsung, an ARM Mali™-400 MP (Quad-core, 1.2GHz) GPU, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, HDMI output and the Android operating system. It decodes MPEG-4, H.264 and other video formats and display HD graphics on any HDMI equipped screen. A pdf product brief is also available.
The cost for Cotton Candy is $199.00 and doesn’t include tax and shipping. More information about ordering can be found on the cstick store site.
FXI Technologies (www.fxitech.com) is a Norway-based hardware and software startup dedicated to making the world of digital screens smart and personal.
Linaro(www.linaro.org) is a not-for-profit engineering organization with over 120 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including the GCC toolchain, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, graphics and multimedia interfaces.