Canonical Makes The DragonBoard 410c Its Reference Ubuntu Core ARM64 Platform
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 24 February 2016 at 07:03 AM EST. 6 Comments
UBUNTU --
Canonical has announced they are making a 64-bit ARM developer environment based on Ubuntu Core and will use the DragonBoard 410c as its reference platform.

The DragonBoard 410c is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor powered development board as part of the 96Boards program. Canonical is also making the DragonBoard 410c its reference platform for Ubuntu Core on ARM 64-bit.

The DragonBoard 410c's Snapdragon SoC uses four ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2GHz, 1GB of LPDDR3 memory, 8GB eMMC storage, Adreno 306 graphics, integrated 802.11 g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, and more. This developer board retails for $75 USD. It remains a decent developer board for the price but the 1GB of system memory is rather sad.


March 2015: Qualcomm Announces DragonBoard 410c With 64-bit ARMv8 SoC


Qualcomm had already been supporting Android 5.1, Debian GNU/Linux, and Windows 10 IoT on the device while other Linux distributions have made their way over to it. Now it's good to see Ubuntu Core is making it their reference platform, which will ensure future Ubuntu releases get made for this development board.

More details on today's announcement at insights.ubuntu.com.
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