Last week i got a witstech a81e tablet. It came installed with android 2.2. most of the documentation for it seems to be tied up in about half a dozen different forums. I really dislike forums so im not entirely happy about that but oh well. There is a project to get regular linux running on the device. http://code.google.com/p/a81linux ill have to keep tabs on how they go. my ultimate hope is to get fedora up and running with XFCE.
# cat /proc/cpuinfo Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 3 (v7l) BogoMIPS : 798.87 Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3 CPU implementer : 0x41 CPU architecture: 7 CPU variant : 0x1 CPU part : 0xc08 CPU revision : 3 Hardware : OMAP3 EVM Revision : 0020 Serial : 0000000000000000
It has 256MB ram and 256MB nand flash so ill be running fedora off of a microsd card. It has GPS bluetooth. But no camera or microphone, a tablet version of android would be useful for it since the phone stuff is just kinda weird. it has a resistive 7″ touch screen that does 800×480 pixels. the android os it ships with is very buggy. battery meter doesnt work. wifi goes wonky, with wpa_supplicant hogging cpu then causing oom kills of random things, usually the whole gui. Media playback is ok, i have yet to work out how to use hardware assisted playback. its first life is to be an entertainment device for my daughter when we travel.
creating a sdcard that i could use for flashing etc has been a fun exercise that ill document in a blog post soon. it applies to the beagleboard as well and probably some other arm boards out there.