Android 4.0 for the Mini X

The Mini X is an inexpensive  little computer (or TV box) with an Allwinner A10 processor, Mali 400 graphics, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. You can pick one up for prices ranging from $68 to $99.

While the little computer ships with Google Android, like other devices with Allwinner A10 chips it can also run other Linux-based operating systems including Ubuntu and Fedora.

Out of the box, though, most versions of the Mini X run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But there’s also a build of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Mini X.

Mini X with Android 4.0

You can download the Android 4.0 firmware from Brando (which happens to be selling the Mini X for $89.

This should add support for tablet-style Android apps, an improved notification system, and other tweaks. There’s also a custom app launcher designed for televisions, making it a little easier to navigate through Android while sitting on your couch and holding a remote control.

If you already have a Mini X running Android 2.3, I suspect you’ll be able to upgrade to Android 4.0 with the same tools used to flash a firmware update on the MK802, a similar mini PC.

Mini X

What makes the Mini X stand out from the MK802 is the inclusion of a remote control, an external WiFi antenna, and 2 full-sized USB 2.0 ports.

Some retailers might start calling the box a Mini Xplus soon, due to legal issues.

via Miniand Forums

  • Devlon Macormister

    i am still waiting on something like this but with 8726-XM SoC

  • alex

    how to reinstal the software on my mini pc? it get deleted by restoring to factory setings.