Dell Project Ophelia

Project Ophelia is rumored to the codename for Dell’s USB size PC featuring Google’s Android OS. In size, it is about the size of large USB pen drive. The PC market is in decline and Dell thinks that Android on USB drive is the future of computing. The Ophelia device plugs into a HDMI or MHL port on a TV or monitor and turns it into a fully functional desktop PC. It is powered by Rockchip RK3066 processor and 1GB RAM. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth, HDMI or MHL port, USB 2.0 and Wifi 802.11 b/g/n. The Ophelia device will come pre-installed with the Google’s latest Android OS. It can connect to web via Wifi and can run just about any cloud based applications from Google. It can also connect to Dell’s Wyse PocketCloud, which can be used to run a virtual desktop environment. The Ophelia device can’t run Microsoft’s native applications like Office but supports Google Docs or Office web apps. It is an ultra portable device and can turn any display with HDMI into a fully functional PC. There is no further information available on the device but Dell is expected to launch Ophelia device by the end of 2013. It will go on sale for as low as $100. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.

Update : Dell officially launches Wyse Cloud Connect, an Android powered dongle that brings full Android desktop to any HDMI or MHL enabled display. It is now available to purchase in the US for $129. The Wyse Cloud Connect is designed to promote bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments as it allows you to securely access and share work and personal files, presentations, applications and other content from your business or your home. With the ideal combination of functionality and portability, the Dell Wyse Cloud Connect allows you to efficiently extend your workspace without any loss in productivity.

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