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Android 7.1 Has New Superfast Computer: Huawei HiKey 960 Launching Soon

Apr 26, 2017 06:28 AM EDT

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With Google's latest and frequent updates, Android operating system is becoming more upgraded than ever. But it was a pity that none of the tech magnets was akin to build up a computing board dedicated to this OS. Now Huawei took the major responsibility and along with its partners like Google, ARM, Archermind, and LeMaker, finally brought out a computer board for Google's exclusive operating system. Huawei HiKey 960 is the next-gen computer majorly focused on Android operating units packed with improved processing and graphical technologies.

According to Benzinga, the premium computing panel has been developed by Linaro Ltd. Linaro's CEO George Grey expressed his disappointment over the fact that all the Android developers have to write the codes for their development tasks on X86 chipsets. He, along with his team of experts, intended to create such a flawless computing unit which would allow them to utilize ARM architecture. They finally came up with HiKey 960, which has been majorly targeted to make the development activities easier for Android developers, as per Grey. Huawei has taken the responsibility to provide the access of HiKey 960 to the developing geeks.

As per a report by PCWorld, Huawei's HiKey 960 is based on a tremendously improved ARM architecture. The computing board has been equipped with a highly powered 8-cores based Huawei Kirin 960 chipset, having four top-end ARM Cortex-A73 and four low-capacity based Cortex-A53 cores. As for the GPU support, it uses the Mali-G71 card based on the newest Bitfrost architecture and is capable of running 4K contents. As for memory, HiKey 960 also proves itself superlative with a 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM alongside a 32 GB storage space. Huawei HiKey 960 uses an HDMI 1.2a slot, ensuring 1080p visual output and a PCIe m.2 slot for connecting to additional memory.

Huawei HiKey 960 holds double-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support and Bluetooth 4.1 and comes with a few 40-pin and 60-pin connectors for camera based inputs and outputs. The board will be initially launched in the markets of the U.S., European Union, and Japan by the first phase of May 2017, later it will be shipped elsewhere. Huawei HiKey 960 will reportedly be introduced with a price tag of $239 only and it is said to witness Android 7.1 version out of the box.

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