Rikomagic announces MK802 IV quad-core mini PC with Android 4.2

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.

Rikomagic MK802 IV

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.

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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.

mk702 ii

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.

  • yiyayo yiyayo

    this needs a proper Ethernet port (no, not the USB one)

    • Tom Wong

      No need a ethernet, you can just buy a USB LAN adapter. That will work.

      • Me OpenId

        the USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter are slow. We need good Wi-Fi or a real Ethernet port

      • quettih

        you are right… I also have the same problem.. I can’t obtain more that 2mbps !!! :-(

  • Philip Jessup

    I’d much prefer this in a proper box case with an Ethernet port and more USB ports.

    • andy kirby

      it will be in a case when its finished :-)

    • werewolfc

      yeap, me to. Like this one
      http://www.wandboard.org/

      and with true graphics support.

  • andy

    Cheers brad…BTW last paragraph should say MK702 II not MK802II,

    • http://www.liliputing.com/ Brad Linder

      Force of habit. :)

      • andy kirby

        I know what you mean!

  • http://oakleafblog.blogspot.com Roger Jennings

    @Philip:

    It’s safe to assume that the device will be housed in the standard plastic enclosure used by the UG007/008, and T148. I prefer WiFi to an ethernet cable if the antenna is adequate. The UG007′s antenna is marginal (see my comments at http://oakleafblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/first-look-at-cozyswan-ug007-android-41.html#Startup.) WiFi is better suited to the average consumer.

  • boonesimpson

    I want that controller

    • sam

      check the Mele F10 Air mouse

      • boonesimpson

        I have looked at that, but I reallly like that the riko has a speaker and mic, especially with voice search style apps becoming the norm.

        I just wish it was bluetooth…then I could use it with my phone too

      • sam

        you are right. I just watched a review in youtube and think that the rikomagic is fantastic…I am defenitelly going to buy it.
        It can even clone your TV’s remote…it is great.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOwOqcu-djE

  • http://www.facebook.com/kingu.prima Kingu Prima

    Hi,

    Do you know if a MINIX NEO powered with RK3188 is planned ?

    And do you have any informations about the CR10 box by Cloudnet (which has already announced their own RK3188 dongle, the CR9).
    It seems to be a RK3188 powered box: http://www.cloudnetgo.com/_d275920575.htm

    Thanks :)

    • The_Cageybee

      There were some rumblings regarding a Neo X7. Similar form factor as the X5 but with RK3188.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kingu.prima Kingu Prima

        seems that Minix denied them on theit FB page :/

  • Ibrahim Ng’eno

    The controller looks nice

  • http://twitter.com/remicouture Rémi Couture

    How much will this go for?

    • siddy1200

      New, ~$100, after a few months $70, after 6months $50, that is the trend.

  • MK802 IV

    Here are some basic specifications:

    *CPU: Rockchip RK3188 quad core Cortex A9

    *GPUS: Mali-400MP4

    *System Memory – 2GB DDR3

    *OS: Android 4.2 OS

    *Storage – 8 GB internal flash + micro SD slot (up to 32GB)

    *Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

    *Bluetooth: Build-in

    *Video Codecs – VP8, AVS, MJPEG, RV8/9/10, H.263, H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DIVX

    *Video Container Formats – AVI, RM, RMVB, PMP, FLV, MP4, M4V, VOB, WMV, 3GP, MKV, ASF, 3G2M4V.

    *Audio Codecs/Formats – MP1/2/3, WMA, OGG, AAC, M4A, FLAC, APE, AMR, RA, WAV.

    *USB – 1x USB Host 2.0, 1x micro USB for power, 1x USB OTG

  • Nikolas Nikolaou

    Can i install ubuntu or windows on it , not live cd or live boot , normal OS install

  • novaket

    the mk802 IV is wicked, I also bought mk602 it hangs on your tv and its got a camera and mic for skypin. purchased for 119 at http://www.minitv.ca

  • Vas Psallidas

    Could someone help me to switch the language from a wireless mouse mini keyboard in MK 802 IV in order to be able to use the letters of the keyboard in two languages?