Android mini-PC reloads with 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 chip
A number of Android-powered mini-PCs the size of a flash drive have hit the bargain hungry market over the past year.
One of the most popular is the MK802, which boasts an HDMI port, microSD card slot, integrated Wi-Fi and a USB port. The device is equipped with an ARM-based AllWinner A10 1.5 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM.
Unsurprisingly, a new uber-mini PC that seems destined to give the MK802 a run for its money has tipped up online. Although it currently lacks an official name, the new device allegedly features a 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex A9 dual core processor paired with a Mali 400 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage. The unnamed MK802 killer is likely to carry a very affordable $89 price tag and run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Additional specs purportedly include integrated Wi-Fi, a memory card slot, USB 2.0 port, a micro USB port, and an HDMI connector. As expected, the mini PC promises Adobe Flash support, as well as full access to the Google Play Store. Presumably, the device will also be capable of running additional Linux-based operating systems.
If the above-mentioned device is indeed genuine, it would be the first to pack a ARM Cortex A9 in such a small package.