We announced a couple of days ago that Snappy Ubuntu Core had just received support for the Dragonboard 410c, the impressive single board powered by the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor.
This is a capable solution that can be used in a number of ways, from simple deployment for an operating system to more complex IoT deployments. Granted, it’s not the most powerful Dragonboard version out there, but that’s not the point.
Since this is a reference board, it means that Canonical aims to refine the Snappy Ubuntu Core performance on a less powerful version of the board. The same holds true for the Ubuntu Touch platform, for which the reference device is the old LG Nexus 4.
“This will be the very first ARM-based 64-bit development board and SoC available for Ubuntu Core, offering makers and Internet of Things (IoT) innovators an affordable, powerful yet flexible development environment, which can scale from ARM-based servers to embedded solutions,” Canonical has explained.
DragonBoard 410c is powered by quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor with both 32-bit and 64-bit support, 1GB LPDDR3 533MHz, up Qualcomm Adreno 306 GPU, and all the connectivity features needed, along with Qualcomm’s IZat location technology Gen8C. It’s the size of a credit card.