YW9300 is a versatile Android-powered set-top box

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Over the last few weeks, we've seen several new devices powered by Samsung's Exynos 4412 quad-core processor hit the market.

In fact, two were Android-powered tablets from Hyundai in the form of the T10 and the T7 tablets. Well, another new device - an Android set-top box - recently tipped up - and it is equipped with the very the same Samsung processor.

The device, dubbed the YW9300 Android TV box, can be ordered via W2Comp right now. This particular set-top box is designed to allow users to easily run all sorts of Android applications for streaming video right on your big-screen TV in the living room. If you follow Android-powered set-top boxes you may already recognize the YW9300.

Indeed, the versatile set-top box looks exactly like the F9 TV box we discussed in the past. Odds are it is a branded version of the same device. Other than the 1.4 GHz Samsung processor, the YW9300 also boasts Mali 400 graphics, integrated Wi-Fi, HDMI port, IR remote control, and a pair of USB ports. There will be two versions of the set-top box available with a $120 version featuring 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage.

A version selling for $142 will ship with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. The YW9300 reportedly runs Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) despite the fact that it is labeled as Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) from the factory. From what I can tell, this should be a decent set-top box for those looking to stream video, play Android games and run apps.