May 17, 2012 AT 10:20 am

Liquidware Introduces the Amber, the Open Source Android Tablet

Known for their neat projects like the Arduino compatible Illuminato::Genesis, Liquidware unveiled their latest project, Amber.

The whole idea being that I want a starting point far enough along, so I don’t need to build everything from scratch, but not so far along that it’s a pain to customize.

The Amber is a 7” projected capacitive tablet driven by a 1 GHz, ARM Cortex-A9 OMAP3730 from Texas Instruments. We’ve customized a version of Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 to run on the Amber, and its 2 USB host ports offer high-speed USB and serial communications to a pretty wide range of devices. WiFi, Ethernet, cellular, and battery configurations are available as part of the Enhanced or Pro versions of the Amber.

It will be interesting to see what kind of cases are designed to house the guts of the Amber tablet.

Read more about the Liquidware Amber, including some great demo videos here.

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3 Comments

  1. Do you know if this is going to be open source? It doesn’t look like it yet–the word open isn’t on their whole announcement page.

  2. How is this open source hardware?

  3. [edit - not sure the open status!]

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