The GCW Zero slipped its late August release date as most people thought it would, but just a couple of days ago invoices were sent out requesting the final payments for the device. We are told that the Linux driven handheld will now ship on October 1st from the USA. The GCW Zero is a project led by Justin from the Dingoonity forums and all of the software has been written or ported by the old Dingoo A320 community. It’s a 1GHZ Ingenic JZ4770 device that promises a much improved performance boost over the old Dingoo with the strong possibility of PS1 and N64 now being playable. The device runs Linux with Gmenu2X as the front end, it has WIFI and a fully functioning analogue stick too.
The final cost including $20 shipping to the UK came to around $140, which is a lot considering the price of Chinese Android handhelds. But the difference is that this device will be supported by talented and enthusiastic community members for many years to come. I expect great things from this machine and I cannot wait until mine ships.