These are 2nd generation stick PC's without the overheading or bad wifi reception issues that the MK802 (amlogic based) units had.. this one's (mk808) specs are:
CPU: Dual ARM® Cortex™-A9
Processor: RK3066 Up 1.6GHz
Memory and storage: DDR3:1GB Nand Flash:4GB
Size & Weight: 4.0inches (L) 1.5inches (w)
Audio Type: Integrated
Graphics adapter: Integrated
GPU model: quad core Mali-400MP
Video outputs: HDMI
USB: USB2.0 and 5pin Mini usb
Networking: wifi:802.11 b, g, n
Memory card reader: microSD (up to 32gig)
OS: android4.1 jelly bean
Here is a link where you can buy Mk808's with a remote control for $37 each including shipping:
I can't post links, so Google: inurl:www 6pcs-3pcs-RC11-3pcs-MK808-Android-4-1-Jelly-Bean-RK3066-1-6GHz-Cortex-A9-dual
That is if you buy 6 at a time... they are a bit more otherwise... There are several devices all well below $100 that use the RK3066 chipset which along with it's dual core 1.6Ghz CPU has a quad core Mali 400 GPU.
Not to mention there are really nice 7" tablets based on this chipset available for less than $100 delivered -- Great Android Orbiter!
On Aliexpress search for the Pipo Smart S1 tablet -- I just ordered 3 of them with 5 day DHL shipping for $99 each.
AndrewDB over at Slatedroid and ArmTVTech has released a version of Ubuntu Quantal running quite well on devices that use the RK3066 chipset
Some details AndrewDB on slatedroid.com forum:
- Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal armhf based.
- Easy to install and dual-boot (does not erase your Android installation).
- HDMI 1920×1080 60Hz aka 1080p.
- XFCE desktop.
- Linux framebuffer consoles.
- HDMI sound support. USB sound support.
- Full array of cpufreq governors (I suggest the interactive governor).
- USB mouse, keyboard and USB storage tested. Webcam tested by Alok.
- Kernel source code and full compiler toolchain suite included (gcc-4.7.2), so the RK3066 device becomes an autonomous mini development system.
- nbench benchmark included (source code and binary) so you can check the real clock speed / performance of your Android stick.
- OpenSSH server included and installed so you can use the Android stick headless.
- Internal WiFi is not functional yet. You’ll need a $4 Realtek or Ralink USB Wifi dongle or a $5 USB 2.0 10/100 ASIX or SR9700 Ethernet dongle to connect to your network.
- NFS V3/V4 supporting boot via NFS
His system supports dual booting into Android (Jellybean w/XBMC 12 beta) or Linux...
Can the LinuxMCE media director code compile to arm, and potentially boot these puppies via NFS from the core??
HD will be problematic (for a while) on these due to the lack of code to leverage the inbuilt hardware video decoding, but SD content should be fine decoded by the CPU.
I'm a relative n00b at LinuxMCE, but am working towards setting up my new house with LinuxMCE, and would love to save several thousand on media directors where I don't need HD.