Love the Android G1? You can get the G2, too

Buy the only Android G2 computer collector edition, and the proceeds will go to children's education.

As a tribute to the newly released Android G1 phone that runs on a Linux-based operating system, the folks at gOS, maker of gOS 3 Gadgets , decided this week to hand-build an Android G2 PC.

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gOS

This custom-built desktop computer is designed in the image of a new "Android." The G2 PC is based on the Via C7-based Nano-ITX board, and comes with an 800MHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and 80GB of hard disk storage space. This is not much of a supercomputer, but it's powerful enough that you can do multiple tasks.

As Google's Android G1 is set to introduce cell phone users to all the mobile aspects of Linux, gOS hopes the Android G2 PC will bring the same excitement to households.

And, whose lucky household will it be? It could be yours. The company is auctioning off this special desktop PC on eBay. All proceeds will be donated to DonorsChoose.org via the TechCrunch Challenge.

DonorsChoose.org aims to provide students with the books, technology, and supplies they need. It's the kind of organization that could always use some more funding.

At the time of this writing, the bid for the computer was at $280. Now, that's not much funding at all. The auction will go for another six days, if you want to join and win. But, if you can't wait, you can always donate directly at DonorsChoose.org.

About the author

CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and writing code for CNET Labs' benchmarks. He now manages CNET San Francisco Labs, reviews 3D printers, networking/storage devices, and also writes about other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world.

 

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