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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

CyanogenMod 10 (Android 4.1) preview for Allwinner A10 devices

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 […]

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 […]