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2 GHz Amlogic S802 brings more speed to Android TV boxes

Chinese companies have been cranking out Android-powered set-top-boxes and TV sticks for a few years, with most of the best models in the past year powered by Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processors. But there may be a new performance champ in town. Amlogic’s new S802 processor is an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU with Mali 450 graphics. […]

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XBMC running in Linux on a TV box with an Amlogic AM8726-MX chip (video)

The folks behind the XBMC media center application have made a lot of progress porting the software to run on Android. But if you’d rather have a small, low-power XBMC box that runs on Linux, new options might be available soon. Pivos Technology’s XIOS box can run Android or Linux, and there are XBMC builds […]

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AMLogic AML8276-M8 quad-core processor coming this summer

Chip maker AMLogic is getting ready to launch its first quad-core processor. The AMLogic AML8726-M8 is due out in the second half of 2013, and it’s a quad-core chip based on an ARM Cortex-A9 design. It’ll likely be used in upcoming Android tablets, and at least one company has announced plans to launch an Android-powered […]

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Coby MID7060 7 inch tablet in the works

Coby’s Kyros MID1060 isn’t the company’s only new Android 4.0 tablet. A 7 inch model called the Coby Kyros MID7060 also showed up at the FCC website this week. The tablet has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen display and a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor. While the user manual doesn’t specify the processor, […]

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Kimdecent Droid Stick A2 mini PC packs a dual core Amlogic CPU

Kimdecent is one of many shops that have been cranking out USB thumb drive-sized PCs with ARM-based processors and Android operating systems this year. Recently the company introduced the Droid Stick T10 — a device with a Rockchip RK3066 dual core CPU and Android 4.1 software. Now the company is getting ready to launch a […]