Mele A1000G, A2000G Android set-top-boxes: Now with more RAM, storage

Mele A1000G

The Mele A1000 set-top-box made headlines earlier this year when hackers figured out that you could install a range of Linux-based operating systems on what was originally designed as an Android-powered media player. Since then we’ve seen dozens of similar devices such as the MK802, UG802, Diamond Multimedia AMP1000, and many more. But if you […]

How to run Ubuntu Linux on the MK802 $74 PC-on-a-stick

Ubuntu 10.04 on the MK802

The MK802 is a tiny PC that looks like a USB thumb drive. While it ships with Google Android 4.0, it’s actually pretty easy to convince it to run an alternate operating system. In fact, if you have a properly prepared microSD card, all you need to do is insert the memory card, turn on […]

This is what Ubuntu looks like on the $70 Mele A1000 (video)

a1000 ubuntu

The Mele A1000 is a little box that’s positioned as a media device running Google Android. Plug in a display, power it up, and stream video or run apps on your TV. There’s also an SD card slot and USB ports for external storage. But you can also boot software from the SD card, which […]

Mele A1000 is a $70 hackable, Linux-friendly ARM-based PC

Mele A1000

The Raspberry Pi folks have been getting a lot of attention for their $35 PC with an ARM-based processor and support for some open source software. But as the cost of computer components continues to drop, the Raspberry Pi is hardly the only inexpensive PC capable of running Linux. The Mele A1000 is a system […]