Rikomagic has been offering tiny Android (and Linux) devices that turn your TV into a PC for a while. Most are stick-shaped devices that look a bit like a USB flash drive, but the latest Rikomagic Android PC is a bit bigger — and that means there’s room for extra goodies including an Ethernet jack, more USB ports, and a camera.
The Rikomagic MK902 is available for pre-order from the Rikomagic UK store for £90 ($143) and up, which is a bit steep for a device of this type. But it’s a lot cheaper than a Windows PC.
Update: You can also order from the official Rikomagic store at AliExpress, where the MK902 is available for $105.
The MK902 features a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, Mali 400 graphics, 2GB of RAM, 8GB to 16GB of built-in storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and an external antenna to help with wireless performance.
The device sports 4 USB ports, an Etthernet jack, microSD card slot, and HDMI port as well as an AV output. There’s a 5MP camera on the front, and a built-in mic for making voice or video calls.
Rikomagic pre-loads the MK902 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but since the device has the same basic hardware as the MK802 IV LE Android TV Stick, it’s likely that it’d support PicUntu or other Linux-based operating systems. In fact, Rikomagic UK tells me they plan to launch an MK902 LE with Ubuntu preloaded eventually.
Problem is: the web site says there is no remote included. So do we
need a bluetooth mouse and/or keyboard? Is there an app that turns an
Android phone into a bluetooth mouse? I looked for that but didn’t find
I really like the mobile control function. Amazing
No eSATA. Useless.
Why Bleh? It can stream across a network
The doofy A/V port (and usually you get the unit and find that the oddball cable was not included) and HDMI suggest this is just another China market TV Box class device. I’m still waiting for an Android Mini PC worth the name.
This looks almost identical to the Minix Neo X5/X7 devices. Is it rebadged or are both from the same manufacturer?
similar but different from X7.
X7 does not have camera.. as i know.
I’d love to see a teardown of this.
I picked up a similar form factor box and found that inside it was really just a docking station for a stick style mini PC.
Very interesting stuff!
a camera?!?!?! okay. . .
skype on TV is actually pretty handy
sure, just can’t imagine trying to set this thing up in a place where you will be able to be in picture.
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