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Android mini-PC
« on: November 19, 2012, 04:21:33 PM »
Does anyone have experience with the various mini-pc's out there that operate on Android?  I thought this would be a nifty gadget to have around. With the possibility of the nexus 7 not utilizing miracast, another device that can sync all your media and plug directly into any TV sounds like an essential for my geek arsenal. Being smaller than a candy bar and just as powerful as any other android device are big selling points.

Thoughts? Advice? Reviews?

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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 05:02:10 PM »
Do you mean 'Chromebooks'?
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Re: Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 05:07:20 PM »
I think what loociddreemr is referring to is something like this...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ANDRIOD-MINI-PC-1GB-DDR3-4GB-1-5Ghz-Cortex-A8-Android-4-0-TV-BOX-FREE-GIFT-/321013473993

I've been thinking about it myself to be honest, the price of these are fantastic but how they perform I cannot comment so I too would be interested in feedback.
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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 05:23:06 PM »
Yeah Jay, that's what I'm referring to. You can pick these up for as little as $40. The ones with better specs only about $70. My kids are always begging to play the games on my N7.  This might be an affordable alternative for a gaming console.

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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 05:39:44 PM »
That looks really cool. Almost worth just buying to mess with.

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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 06:33:50 PM »
I ordered a UG007 from a China based internet company three weeks ago. I've been harassing them for an ETA, and it finally shipped today. Here's some of the specs.

Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
CPU:RK3066 Dual ARM Cortex-A9 1.6GHZ
Mali-400MP4 Quad-core GPU
RAM: DDR3 1GB
Internal Memory Nand Flash:8GB
BT+Wifi
Micro-SD slot, USB 2.0, HDMI

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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 06:41:13 PM »
Let us know how it preforms please loociddreemr, I'm definitely interested in getting one myself...
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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 06:51:47 PM »
Theres a lot of rom work being done for these over on freaktab. You might see whats most popular there.

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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 09:26:50 PM »
I just ordered a MK808 with Air Fly Mouse from Amazon.  It will ship from China, too.


Specs:
1.Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, Google Play Store pre-installed;
2.1.2Ghz Rockchip RK3066 Dual Core CPU, Quad core Mali-400 GPU;
3.1GB RAM /8GB storage;
4.Built in dual wifi antenna in this android device?which makes it more faster than other android tv boxes;
5.Support external SD card capacity:1GB-16GB ; Hard Disk: 1GB ~ 5TB;
6.Muliti-language supported
Specifications:
Chip: Rochip RK 3066, Cortex-A9
OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Display: HDMI OUTPUT(TV)
RAM: 1GB DDR3
Flash: 8GB Nand Flash
WIFI: 802.11B/G
2.4G: Support 2.4Ghz wireless remote keyboard and mouse
Hard Disk: SUPPORT SD Card: 1GB-16GB ; Hard Disk: 1GB ~ 5TB
I/0 Port:
USB2.0 host X 1;
OTG micro USBX1 ;
HDMI OUTPUTX1
Application software:Google Search/Email Gmail/Video Player/Audio Player / Alarm/ Clock /Apk Calculator Calendar/ES file/Explorer/Google Maps Market/NC Manager PDF/Reader /Photo Browser
Android APPS: YOUTUBE,FACEBOOK,ANGRY BIRDS,Skype,NETFIX,etc.
Audio support: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A Video support: M-JPEG,MPEG-1,MPEG-2,MPEG-4,H.263,H.264,VC-1,DivX, Xvid, RealVideo,VP6,Sorenson Spark
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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 08:56:17 AM »
Did it come yet?

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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 09:41:02 AM »
Not expecting delivery until just before Christmas, since it is coming from China via US Customs. Ryan ordered earlier & should get his first.

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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 12:50:49 PM »
Received mine two days ago. Was able to successfully root. Haven't had much time to play with it, but seems cool so far. I have streamed a video sample from a movie on a NAS over Wi-Fi with no issues.

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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2012, 01:21:10 PM »
Congratz!  Looking forward to playing with mine.  Any tips/links to rooting instructions or kits?  Are you planning to flash a Finless ROM?
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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2012, 01:50:23 PM »
I've been thinking about flashing a finless ROM. There isn't one specific for the ug007 yet, but the one for the MX1 supposedly works. I'm not flashing anything until I find a copy if the original firmware. The rooting was kind of a pain, yet simple. There's a utility that installs the driver, then a utility that flashes root. The root utility reboots the device the times, and every time you have to go back into the settings on the device and tell the USB host to connect to PC. If you have any problems, I can walk you through it, send you links, etc...

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Re: Android mini-PC
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2012, 01:05:13 PM »
Can the UG007 run vanilla MK808 firmware?  If so, here's a link to the MK808 firmware.
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