We have covered the FXI Cotton Candy before, the Android thumb drive that allows you to virtualize our favorite OS on any computer that you want. Since we have heard from them, they’ve been getting their ducks in order, and now the little USB-drive-that-could is ready to launch by the end of this month, in Scandinavia. And while FXI is promising Android 4.0 pre-installed on this device by launch, the demo that Engadget was shown was still running Gingerbread. Either way, the stick has enough specs to run either smoothly.
This little thumb drive is more than meets the eye, packing a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor alongside a monster quad-core Mali-400MP GPU. There is 1GB of RAM inside but for other storage than that you will have to turn to use the microSD card slot on the side. On one end of the stick a USB 2.0 connector lets you connect to your PC of choice but the other end features a full HDMI connector that is ready for 1080p output. All in all, this little thumb drive is pretty snazzy, let’s hope that it comes to the States soon enough. At the price of $199, what would you use this for?