Zero Devices Z6C is a quad-core Android video, gaming box

Zero Devices is preparing to launch a new Android TV box with a quad-core processor, a good range of ports, a wireless remote control and a game controller. It’s called the Zero Devices Z6C Entertainment Box, and it’s designed to let you run Android apps and games on a TV.

Zero Devices Z6C

The Z6C features a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot if you need extra space. It also has 3 USB ports and a micro USB port which you can use to hook up a keyboard, mouse, flash drive, or other peripherals.

The device includes 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and an Ethernet jack, has a built-in mic and infrared port for a remote control, and features HDMI, SPDIF and headset ports for audio and video.

Zero Devices includes a wireless game controller that should work with the growing number of Android games which support D-pads and buttons instead of touchscreens (thanks to products like the NVIDIA Shield and Ouya game console).

Pricing and release details aren’t available yet, but Zero Devices says the box is coming soon, and it will ship with Android 4.4.2 KitKat software.

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via Zero Devices and AsiaPads

 

  • Michael Thompson

    That d-pad is worrisome but if the thing has Bluetooth then you can use the BT controller of your choice.

  • danbutter

    Xbmc?
    Sounds like it has the power to run it well.

    • http://rct.me.ht/ crashsuit

      I feel like I’m missing something whenever people talk about whether or not a given platform can run xbmc. I’ve got the xbmc app on my old Droid 3 (Android 2.3, 1GHz dual-core, 512MB RAM) and it runs fine.

      • Javi

        Can run XBMC, all Zero devices can, but the problem is the hardware decoding. After do this it will play 1080p perfectly

      • http://rct.me.ht/ crashsuit

        Ahh, okay. So when people say a given Android device does or doesn’t run xbmc, they’re really talking about whether the hardware decoding works for that device.

  • Nathan Hubbard

    Another one? Hopefully that 3188 chip with kitkat really does mean that I’ll be using an upgraded OS on my tablet soon.

  • JackFrost

    If the HW is at least half decent quality, it will come down to price. I’d say this would have to be < $100 for it to sway people away from the Ouya

  • Javi

    ZERO Devices R & D is working on XBMC together with XBMC team. Hope to fix RK3188 issues soon.

  • raindog469

    How strange that they went with Playstation symbols for the buttons — I’d think that ABXY would be both more commonly supported by Android games/emulators and less prone to getting a C&D from Sony.

    Or is the included controller just a third-party PS3 controller with the Sixaxis app preinstalled on the device?

  • JackFrost

    I’ve heard that the controller will be sold separately?

  • Javi

    ZERO Devices Z6C is coming with RK3288 finally. It means 4K video player, Mali 760….