Chinese device maker Smallart is starting to show off designs for an upcoming Android TV box which looks a bit like a hockey puck… or maybe a smoke alarm. The Uhost3 is a round box designed to sit near your TV, allowing you to play Android apps on a big screen.
According to Geekbuying, the Uhost3 will feature a quad-core processor, but the manufacturer hasn’t yet decided whether to use an Allwinner A31s chip or a Rockchip RK3188 processor.
Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, HDMI output, 2 USB ports, an Ethernet jack, a microSD card slot, and audio jacks. It also has a camera on the front.
You can cover up the ports with a piece of plastic when they’re not in use, to really make the Uhost3 look more like a piece of sporting gear.
There’s also WiFi and Bluetooth built-in, support for sharing media using DLNA and Miracast standards, and support for an air mouse/remote control.
The Uhost3 is expected to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software.
If the manufacturer hasn’t decided which quad-core processor to use, this product is projectorware.
What’s odd is in an official spec sheet they say it is Cortex A9 while the A31 chip is an A7 also if it launches with the A31 it will likely not sell well at all.
What would make it really nice looking would be a ‘skin’ of ones choice, like the skins one can get for ones tablet computer or cell phone or even a ‘veneer’ of ones choice of wood. If it stops working, I guess one could use it as a large hockey puck. 🙂
Optical out for a full house. Also Rockship might be fine but I sure would love having the Samsung Exynos A15 chip from the Chromebook in my home instead of a Chinese chip.
Korean chips are better than Chinese chips?
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