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Rikomagic Announces MK802 IV Quad-Core Mini PC With Android 4.2

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    Rikomagic announces MK802 IV quad-core mini PC with Android 4.2 - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - March 17, 2013


    "Chinese device maker Rikomagic plans to launch a new Android TV stick in mid-April. Like some other models we've seen recently, the upcoming MK802 IV will feature a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.


    But the MK802 IV is also expected to ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, offering Google's latest software.


    The Rikomagic name also carries a bit of brand recognition - about a year ago the first-generation Rikomagic MK802 was one of the first Android mini PCs to make waves in the West.


    But to be perfectly honest, the pre-release images of the MK802 IV look very familiar - it appears to be based on the same design as the upcoming Tronsmart T428. The only difference is that the Tronsmart model is expected to ship with Android 4.1.


    Rikomagic's new model features Mali 400 graphics, 8GB of storage, built-in 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth.


    It has a USB 2.0 host port and a microUSB port which it uses for power. There's also a microSD card slot for extra storage. It remains to be seen whether you'll be able to boot from a removable storage card - but that's a feature that's helped make a number of similar devices interesting, since not only can you load firmware updates from removable storage, you can also often run other Linux-based operating systems such as Ubuntu.


    The company is also introducing a new air mouse/remote control called the MK702 II. It features a built-in keyboard on one side and number, volume, direction, and other buttons on the other.


    The remote also a microphone and speaker which you can use for voice controls.


    You can use the remote with a PC or Android TV box with a USB receiver. It also has an IR port and can work with other media device, and functions as a learning remote. Rikomagic also points out that the MK702 II is compatible with the Sony Playstation 3."
     
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    Quad-core Android 4.2 TV sticks coming soon from Ugoos (UG802B, UG007B) - Liliputing (click for full article)

    By Brad Linder - March 19, 2013

    "The march of the quad-core Android TV sticks continues. Chinese device maker Ugoos has announced it will update its lineup with at least two or three new devices featuring Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processors and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.

    I got two separate tips this morning, from the folks at GeekBuying and from South African distributor Reno Botes, who says the new units should be ready to ship by April 7th."
     
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    Kimdecent unveils CS868 Android TV stick with Allwinner A31 quad-core chip - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - March 21, 2013

    "Chinese device maker Kimdecent's latest Android TV stick is one of the first to feature an Allwinner A31 quad-core processor. The Kimdecent CS868 is available for pre-order from Ali-Express for $95.


    Like other TV sticks, it's basically designed to let you run Android apps on a TV. THere's an HDMI connector on one end which lets you plug the stick right into your TV.


    Under the hood, this model has Allwinner's ARM Cortex-A7 processor, PowerVR SGX 544 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of flash storage.


    It also has a full-sized USB port, 2 microUSB ports, and a microSD card slot. The device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and according to benchmarks from Kimdecent, it gets an AnTuTu benchmark score of 10372.


    That's a little lower than the scores we'd expect from a device with an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core chip such as NVIDA's Tegra 3 or Samsung's Exynos 4412. But it's still a pretty good score for an Android device that sells for less than $100.


    Update: As commenter Javi points out, it looks like some companies plan to offer a virtually identical device called the MK810."
     
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    Android TV box with Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core chip now available for $120 - Liliputing (click for full article)

    By Brad Linder - March 26, 2013

    "Samsung's Exynos 4412 processor is a quad-core chip which powered some of the fastest Android devices on the market in 2012, including the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. Now it's starting to show up in cheap Android devices like the $166 Hyundai T7 tablet and the $120 YW9300 Android TV box.

    W2Comp is one of the first companies taking orders for the YW9300, which is a set-top-box designed to bring Android apps to a TV.

    If the YW9300 looks familiar, that's because it appears to to be the same device GeekBuying plans to sell as the F9 TV box."
     
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