Open source HD video drivers for Allwinner A10 chips on the way

MK802 PC on a Stick

Folks have been running Ubuntu, Fedora, and other GNU/Linux operating systems on devices like the MK802 mini PC for well over a year. While the Allwinner A10 processor that powers those devices isn’t the most powerful ARM-based chip around (not by a long shot), it’s inexpensive and provides enough power for basic tasks such as […]

Bodhi Linux now runs on the MK802 mini PC

Bodhi Linux

The MK802 mini PC is a tiny computer (or TV stick) about the size of a USB flash drive. It ships with Google Android software, but we’ve seen Ubuntu, Puppy, Fedora, and other Linux-based software ported to run on the little PC. Now you can add Bodhi Linux to the list. Bodhi developer Jeff Hoogland […]

MK802 IIIs Android Mini PC is a big upgrade in some ways, less so in others

MK802 IIIs

Rikomagic has given its MK802 III Android mini computer a spec bump and a new name. The MK802 IIIs has the same basic cuts as its predecessor including a dual core Rockchip processor. But the new model also has a new case design, Bluetooth, and an extra USB port, among other things. The folks at Rikomagic sent […]

Liliputing MK802 II Android 4.0 Mini PC giveaway

MK802 II

The MK802 II is a tiny computer that could be easily mistaken for a USB flash drive. But under the hood it’s got the guts of a smartphone including a processor, RAM, and storage. You can plug the MK802 II into TV or monitor to bring Android apps to a big screen. Or you can hook […]

How to install CyanogenMod 10 on an MK802 mini PC (internal storage)


The MK802 Mini PC comes with Android 4.0 software preloaded. But people have been finding ways to run custom versions of Android or months. Up until recently that’s meant installing CyanogenMod 9, based on Android 4.0. Now there’s a build of CyanogenMod 10 which can bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the MK802 mini computer. While […]

Using Skype on an MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC


The MK802 is a USB thumb-drive sized computer that ships with Android 4.0 software and the ability to download and run apps from the Google Play Store. But it also comes with a number of apps preloaded, including media players and the Skype app for voice and video chat. That last one is an odd […]

MK802 II Android 4.0 Mini PC recovery tools


One of the reasons the MK802 and other mini PCs with Allwinner A10 chips have proven popular is because they’re pretty hacker-friendly. These little computers tend to sell for between $50 and $100, come with Android software pre-loaded, and often include root access right out of the box. You can also load Ubuntu, Fedora, Puppy, […]

CyanogenMod 10 (Android 4.1) preview for Allwinner A10 devices

Christian Troy's CyanogenMod 10 preview for Allwinner A10

Developer Christian Troy has ported an early build of CyanogenMod 10 to run on devices with Allwinner A10 processors, bringing Android 4.1 to dozens of tablets and a few other devices. The Allwinner A10 processor is an inexpensive ARM Cortex-A8 single core processor that’s proven popular with budget Android device makers. It’s shown up in […]

MK802 II Android 4.0 Mini PC now shipping

Rikomagic MK802 II

The MK802 is a tiny computer that you can plug into a keyboard, mouse, and TV to run Android, Ubuntu, or other operating systems. It’s proven popular with tinkerers due to its size, low power consumption, and low price — you can pick up an MK802 for around $70. Now there’s a new model making […]

Use the MK802 Mini PC with a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse, game controller


The MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC is an inexpensive tiny computer with an Allwinner A10 processor, USB port, mini HDMI port, and 802.11b/g WiFi. You can plug in a keyboard or mouse, a TV or monitor, and use it like a desktop computer. While the MK802 doesn’t include a Bluetooth wireless chip, it turns out […]

Uberoid custom ROM for the MK802: Android 4.0 without any bloat


The MK802 is a mini PC with an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 4GB of storage, and up to 1GB of RAM. It ships with a version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that runs reasonably well — but now the folks at TechKnowForum and Rikomagic UK have released a custom version of Android which takes up […]

Upcoming Zero Device Z902 Mini PC adds extra RAM, USB port

Zero Device Z902

The Zero Devices Z802 is a mini PC with an Allwinner A10 processor and Android 4.0 operating system. It may look like a USB thumb drive, but it basically has the guts of an Android tablet without the touchscreen — much like the similar MK802. Now it looks like Zero Devices is planning to launch […]

Early build of CyanogenMod for the MK802 Mini PC

CyanogenMod 9 on the MK802

CyanogenMod is a custom version of Android based on Google’s open source software. It includes a number of performance tweaks and customization options you won’t get from most other versions of Android including notification bar and lock screen enhancements and CPU controls. While the MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC isn’t officially supported by the CyanogenMod […]

Install ClockworkMod Recovery on the MK802

ClockworkMod logo

ClockworkMod Recovery is a tool that lets users of rooted Android devices create a complete backup of their device, restore from previous backups, wipe all data, or install new operating systems or other software updates. It can run on dozens of phones and tablets, and now you can also install ClockworkMod Recovery on an MK802 […]

Use your phone as an XBMC remote control for the MK802 Mini PC

XBMC Remote

The MK802 is a tiny PC-on-a-stick with an Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor, Mali 400 graphics, up to 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. It ships with Android 4.0 software, but it can also run a number of other Linux-based operating systems including Ubuntu. A lot of folks have expressed interest in using the […]

XBMC Media Center coming to Android, early build already available


XBMC is one of the most popular media center apps available Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. And soon it will be available for Android as well. The team has released the source code for a pre-release version of XBMC for Android, and a downloadable, installable package for folks that don’t want to compile it from […]