ODROID-X development platform

I have become addicted to these ARM boards I was drooling over this latest one, that will be available late July, price only US$129:

Here is the CPU module:

...oh joy, notice that it has a little battery! That means a battery-backed hardware clock!

This is just too nice, I had to order it, have decimated my PayPal balance! I ordered those extra goodies:

WiFi module
USB-UART module
eMMC module
5V/2A adaptor
Bluetooth module
HDMI cable

The board comes with Android ICS, however also Ubuntu 12.04 runs on it:

...but not yet any GPU acceleration for Ubuntu. Though, it has the Mali 400 GPU, so we are optimistic that there will be an accelerated X11 driver "sometime".

Explanation of "eMMC"?

Posted on 11 Jul 2012, 19:55


Posted on 11 Jul 2012, 20:25 by BarryK
More ODROID-X pics
More pictures:

I am very happy that it has a "reset" switch!
Notice the eMMC socket underneath the board, where I can plug in the 16GB module.

Posted on 11 Jul 2012, 21:19 by Dougal
The Exynos SoC is what is used in the recent Samsung Galaxy phones, so is supported in the mainline kernel, so you're not too dependent on Ubuntu etc.

Posted on 11 Jul 2012, 21:28 by mavrothal
another bord ;)
You might also like this board

It comes wrapped but is free if you want

Posted on 12 Jul 2012, 4:43 by GCMartin
Touch systems development showing up everywhere
@Barry, I saw this >> http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G133888637376

For a development platform, I was wondering about its cost ($850) versus MB and the additions you purchased.

Just seems that the assembly needs a lot of though. Would this be the case?

I did look to see if the 13.3 assembled dev. system would also be available for developer purchase.

Thanks for the posts from everyone thus far.

Posted on 12 Jul 2012, 19:43 by BarryK
Exynos support in Linux
Yes, the Exynos 4412 SoC is supported in Linux 3.2:


Posted on 12 Jul 2012, 19:49 by BarryK
Exynos in Linux 3.4
Oooo, 2D graphics acceleration has made it into the 3.4 kernel:


Posted on 12 Jul 2012, 21:26 by puppy_apprentice
hackable android console: