Tech giant Dell continues making bets on the Android platform in their computing lineup with a new $129 device which brings Google’s mobile OS to any TV or display with just a HDMI input.
The new smart stick runs on Android Jelly Bean, which also supports MHL connections (mobile high-def) and it offers Bluetooth connectivity and a mini-USB for mouse, a keyboard, and some other device connectivity features.
In addition to the onboard connectivity for the Bluetooth sharing, the new Dell Wyse Cloud Connect also offers an 802.11n dual-band WiFi and the most standard Google Play store for the Android software. It is an enterprise and mainly a business focused device; however, it also has got Dell’s Wyse Pocket Cloud software preloaded with it to help it act as just another virtual terminal for the remote computers.
This is in effect, and is supposed to be the long-vaunted and sought-after a thin client Personal Computer people can carry with themselves in the pocket that still manages to provide access to all of their files, the software, and also, communications back home. Of course, that does not mean it can not also provide entertainment options to the business travelers, since it is capable of full HD output and it should be able to easily run the Netflix’s Android application.