New Open Source ‘LDK’ Handheld Appears From Xiaolong Wang (Now Available For $59.99)

The Tieba Baidu forums have come alive with talk of a new machine from a new China manufacturer this week.

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GCW Want To Manufacture 3000 More Zeros, But They Need Your Help To Do It

The first GCW Zeros are trickling out to patient and excited customers as we speak. In order to manufacture another 3000 units and satisfy the demand, Justin and his crew are asking for $130,000 dollars via their newly launched Kickstarter campaign. The GCW Zero is the spiritual successor to the infamous Dingoo A320 and promises … Read more

New Linux-based Handheld OSes on the Horizon – Watch out Android

Ubuntu for Phones, from Canonical (Announced January 2, 2013) Big Ideas – One operating system for your PC, Laptop, Tablet, Phone, TV, etc… Desktop Linux based, years of being the top Desktop Linux distro for end users, (Ubuntu is already on phones with Ubuntu for Android) Firefox OS from Mozilla (First announced in 2011 as … Read more

Poll: Obscure Handheld Operating System

We are all about the non-mainstream here – it’s even in our name.  So I wanted to know – what handheld operating systems do you prefer?  Other than the obvious iOS and Android / DS and PSP, of course. Note:  This is just about the software not the hardware.  Multiple answers are accepted, but limited to … Read more

Yinlips Replaces YDPG18A with… wait for it… the YDPG19!

And people think Nintendo updates the DS series a bit too often… Amateurs! Yinlips have updated their flagship Android gaming handheld. Following on the heels of their recently upgraded YDPG17, they have announced an upgrade to their 5″ offering, the new YDPG19. The G19 shares a lot of specs with its predecessor  the G18A, in that it … Read more

Pandora Team Gets To Work On A New Product

Craigix, the man behind the OpenPandora console, has recently launched a KickStarter project in which he is hoping to raise $150,000 for his new project. The new project isn’t a console, but rather a controller. It is the follow up to the iControlPad and hopes to improve upon the design of the original, as well as … Read more

A $10 Open Source Handheld? Hmmmm.

Robert Pelloni, the author of Bob’s Game (read the video description for more info if you’re wondering what the hell it is) is leading a team of ambitious individuals to launch an Open Source handheld that will supposedly retail for as little as $10. The theory is that they’ll sell them at cost price. The spirit behind this device is a heart warming one: An Open Source handheld whose games will be lovingly made and sold by indie developers via an appstore of some sort. Anyone can sell software for the machine. Premium titles might even come bundled with a free console, that’s how cheaply they are hoping to manufacture these things. The name of the machine is the ‘nD’ (read: inDie) and they reckon it’ll be ready either Q4 2011 or Q1 2012. Developers are said to have working prototypes for their own use currently, and they say they’ll have some to show us soon.

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