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  # 693452 29-Sep-2012 18:53
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What we need now is a Quickflix Android app so that these can be used on Quickflix rather than the restricted list of hardware they currently support..




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  # 693507 29-Sep-2012 23:06
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old3eyes: What we need now is a Quickflix Android app so that these can be used on Quickflix rather than the restricted list of hardware they currently support..


Or Netflix in New Zealand, but I dream.

A Quickflix Android App may be more probably. If you believe in fairies then clap your hands....

There seems to be an infestation of Dual-core 1.5GHz+ Android 4.0 HDMI/USB 'sticks' at a reasonable price point.

DX Dealextreme Rikomagic MK802 II Android 4.0.4

One has to assume that the GPU will only be a single core processor and thus relies on the CPU for most GUI processing.

However, below is what one really wants in the way of hardware.

Quad-core 1.4GHz CPU
Mali-400MP quad-core GPU

Open Exynos4 Quad Mobile Development Platform








 
 
 
 


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  # 693651 30-Sep-2012 16:53
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Just an update, I notice many of these devices don't support Bluetooth.

So if Bluetooth is a consideration, you may need to check further.






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  # 693668 30-Sep-2012 17:35
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DrStrangelove:
old3eyes: What we need now is a Quickflix Android app so that these can be used on Quickflix rather than the restricted list of hardware they currently support..


Or Netflix in New Zealand, but I dream.

A Quickflix Android App may be more probably. If you believe in fairies then clap your hands....



well they have one in Australia.  I can only imagine it is a matter of time before one comes here (maybe the ozzie one will work over too, I don't know)

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/08/quickflix-pairs-with-kogan-on-android-dongle/




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  # 698946 10-Oct-2012 10:50
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geek4me: I've just ordered an MK802 Android mini PC which looks like this of Ebay (scroll down to see more pictures). At about $63NZ it seems like a good deal. Will let you know how well it works next week when it arrives. Has anyone else ordered one of these?


The stick arrived and so far my experience has not been good.

1) The memory displays as 504MB instead of 1 GB.
2) The device gives read and write errors.

It can't read .apk files downloaded from the Play Store. Installation fails with Error "Package file is invalid" or "Package file was not signed correctly".

The seller has asked me to download a patch from a Chinese web site which brings up the Security Warning:

"The file you are downloading has been reported to be unsafe. The download website contains links to viruses or other software that can harm your computer or reveal your personal information. For your safety, we recommend that you cancel this file download."


Looks like I'll have to send it back.

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  # 698950 10-Oct-2012 10:56
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That sucks, good luck with the return.

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  # 699034 10-Oct-2012 12:42
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Thanx for the feed back. Glad I didn't buy one as I see they were selling them again last week..




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  # 699430 11-Oct-2012 01:58
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I think you wanna go with the uhost stick, i think they are supposed to be the best currently for video playback + accessories/remotes/etc. 

http://smallart.com.cn/en/index.asp

I think aliexpress sells them




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  # 699999 12-Oct-2012 02:56
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If I was shopping for one of these devices (and I don't envy those trying to decide which to buy) I'd look at the MK808.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/On-Stock-HDMI-dongle-Mini-PC-TV-Stick-Android-4-0-ICS-Cortex-A9-Processor-512MB/803232_550279009.html

With a Rockchip RK3066 1.3GHz Cortex A9 Dual Core + Mali400 GPU Quad Core (if you can believe that) it sounds like quite a beast in a small package.

I see some of these devices are re-badges under different names. :-)

I definitely wouldn't be buying a single core processor to save a couple of dollars these days.


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  # 700018 12-Oct-2012 08:11
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DrStrangelove: If I was shopping for one of these devices (and I don't envy those trying to decide which to buy) I'd look at the MK808.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/On-Stock-HDMI-dongle-Mini-PC-TV-Stick-Android-4-0-ICS-Cortex-A9-Processor-512MB/803232_550279009.html

With a Rockchip RK3066 1.3GHz Cortex A9 Dual Core + Mali400 GPU Quad Core (if you can believe that) it sounds like quite a beast in a small package.

I see some of these devices are re-badges under different names. :-)

I definitely wouldn't be buying a single core processor to save a couple of dollars these days.



As you say - 'if you can believe that'... Unfortunately it seems quite often the units supplied dont quite match up to the adverts claims. That spec would be quite a little beastie. I imagine that they would get pretty hot though...




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  # 702667 17-Oct-2012 20:21
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MK802 III available soon

Specifications

Model# MK802 III
CPU RK3066 Dual Core - Cortex-A9,Up to 1.6GHZ
GPU Quad- Core 2D/ 3D/ OpenGL ES2.0(AMD Z430)/ OpenVG1.1
OS Android 4.1
RAM 1G DDR3
Memory 4GB
Expand Micro SD T-Flash(Maximum support 32GB)
Browser Browse webpage
Video Format WMV/ASF/MP4/3GP/3G2M4V/AVI/MJPEG/RV10/DivX/VC-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4/H.263/H.264/1280*720P HD 30 fps, 1080P/720*480 D1 30fps
Audio Format MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC/AAC/OGG/AC3/WAV
Music Can be connected to the Internet, listen to music online
Picture format Max.8000x8000 JPEG BMP GIF PNG
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Flash Supports flash 11.1
Ports HDMI(male),Micro SD slot, USB host (full sizeUSB), USB power port(micro USB); LED(Blue)
Accessory HDMI cable, USB power cable, manual, USB power adapter(optional)
Unit Size (mm) 90mm*40mm*13mm

We will be taking pre-orders soon at the Cloudsto store and details will be posted here as soon as pricing is confirmed, the product is expected to be available early November.

Please note this is pre release information and I will be updating this thread as soon as I have more information so be sure to check back daily!

All the best,

Andy


UPDATE - There will now be 2 versions of the MK802III with 4GB and 8GB flash memory, both can be preordered now for delivery early November (it may be sooner if production comes up to speed quick enough!)


MK803 III

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