Five-inch smartphone to ship for $150
Australian hardware maker Kogan has announced a low-cost five-inch Android phone. Dubbed the Agora 50, the phablet is claimed by company founder Ruslan Kogan to be a way for to "make technology more affordable for everyone," and manages to pack a budget handset's specifications list into a phone that is a quarter of the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Agora tablet can now be pre-ordered, due to ship on June 25 in Australia
Australian hardware maker Kogan has introduced a new budget tablet, the 10-inch Agora. Kogan makes low-priced portable electronics such as netbooks and tablets, powered either by Linux or Android. This latest tablet has Android 4.0 onboard, displaying the interface on its 10-inch, 1024x768 touchscreen.
Kogan shows affordable TV hub, tablet, netbook
Australian hardware maker Kogan has introduced four new Agora-branded devices on Thursday. This includes the Agora Internet TV Portal that promises to bring the web and access to the Android Market to users' TVs, the Agora 7-inch Tablet PC, and Agora 12-inch Laptop along with a Pro version of the notebook. The netbooks run on Ubuntu Linux 11.04 while the other devices depend on Android 2.2.
Kogan Agora netbook specs
A look at a pre-production version of Australia's Kogan Agora netbook was made possible on Thursday, revealing its specs as company founder Ruslan Kogan demonstrated a couple of the models at the offices of PC Authority. The 10-inch netbooks, first announced at the end of February, ran on both gOS Linux and Windows 7, with black and white examples shown, even though the final version will be sold only in black. The CPU will be Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270, while the hard drive has a 160GB capacity, both netbook staples.
Kogan netbook coming
Australia's Kogan is set to launch a 10-inch netbook running on an open-source Linux operating system, according to a Monday report that includes an interview with company founder Ruslan Kogan. Like others in the category, the netbook will reportedly sport an Intel Atom CPU and a 160GB hard drive but will drop the usual Windows XP in favor of its free, open-source alternative. Exactly which Linux kernel will be used is still being decided, however. Users will be able to upgrade the netbook's 1GB of RAM to 2GB.
Kogan Delays Android Phone
Australia's Kogan on Friday delayed its Agora smartphones for an indefinite amount of time due to a conflict between their designs and Google's Android mobile operating system. Company namesake Ruslan Kogan explains that production had just started but that Android's standards for app resolutions may render a significant number of apps incompatible with the resolution of the Agora's 2.5-inch screen. Redesigning the phone is necessary to avoid unnecessarily limiting users, Kogan says.
Kogan Agora Android Phones
Relatively small-scale electronics maker Kogan today revealed it would be the second company after HTC to ship phones based on Google's Android platform. The Agora and Agora Pro both use the open-source operating system to give the phone a full HTML web browser, a media player, and access to Google-specific services like Google Maps and Gmail without the cost and performance overhead of rivals like Windows Mobile.