Chromium OS on a $199 Tablet


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Freescale was showing their reference design for sub-$200 tablets at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The target is that tablets to be sold below $200 to end consumers will be able to run any Linux-based OS, including Chromium OS – based on the open-source code available at from the Chromium site.

In this video, Freescale’s product manager of Software Development demonstrates the status of their optimizations of running Chromium OS on their i.MX51 based devices, among other form factors is the recently announced $199 tablet form factor. It even supports hardware acceleration of HTML5 based video playback.

This video was filmed by Charbax during Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

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