GPD Pocket 2 Announced

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  1. fusion_power

    fusion_power Advanced Member

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    Wasn't it these 2 (+1!) SD card slots that caused some hardware trouble to make it all work together? I had the impression that a device with only one slot would have been easier pcb-wise. At least it does take less space. I personaly would be OK with only one (external) slot but I also don't have that many data to store.
     
  2. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Not that I can recall. There's a plan to make the internal µSD card available at the same time as the eMMC that's still only on paper, but that consequently hasn't actually blocked anything. The biggest problem was getting all the voltages right so that the 4 1GB RAM chips would work properly, but I don't think there was ever a big problem getting the SD slots wired. AFAIK all SD cards are still 8bit devices, so they don't take up all that much space on a big board like the Pyra's (apart from the physical footprint, which may have pushed some bits and pieces around I guess).
     
  3. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    Looks like someone has gotten ChromiumOS onto the GPD Pocket 2

     
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  4. PowerGod

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    What could be the advantage in having such OS ?
     
  5. EvilDragon

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    Well, it's lightweight and also supports Linux desktop apps.
    So it's an alternative to normal Linux and feels a lot snappier than Windows.
     
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