Sounds familiar? It should as Dell is totally ripping off the Android mini PCs. Project Ophelia even has very similar specs as a Rockchip RK3066 based Android TV stick. It has a 1.6 GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor, runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, built in WiFi and Bluetooth, 8GB of internal storage and microSD expansion. It is also expected to sell for less than $100.
Besides targeting the mobile crowd as a replacement for a laptop, Dell is also looking at the education sector in developing countries. David Angwin, the Marketing Director for Dell Wyse that designed the Ophelia explained that the low power requirement means that the device can run off solar power. I guess that someone forgot to inform Angwin that the HDMI display that the Ophelia requires needs much more than just solar power.
From the announcement, the only thing that seem mildly interesting is the inclusion of PocketCloud’s Remote Desktop service. Through this service, users can access their home or work PCs remotely from Project Ophelia itself. Of course Remote Desktop is not unique to Project Ophelia. In fact just about any Android or even iOS user can download and use the app.
There may be some people who will be getting excited over Project Ophelia but we Android Mini PC users know better, don’t we? Move along, nothing to see here.