Android TV boxes get a boost with Amlogic's 2 GHz S802

Posted by TG Daily Staff

Over the past year or two, TG Daily has reported on a slew of Android-powered set-top-boxes and TV sticks hitting the marketplace.

Most of the higher-end models are equipped with Rockchip's RK3188 quad-core processors.

However, as Liliputing's Brad Linder notes, Amlogic's 2 GHz S802 chip may very well be one of the new performance champs in the lucrative space.

"Amlogic’s new S802 processor is an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU with Mali 450 graphics," said Linder.

"It runs at speeds up to 2 GHz, and early tests suggest it could be noticeably faster than an RK3188 chip."

In addition, the processor is capable of handling resolutions up to 3840 x 2160.

At least two new set-top boxes featuring the Amlogic chip are expected to hit the streets in the next few months. 

For example, Geekbuying recently confirmed it will be selling the Tronsmart Vega S89 - equipped with an Amlogic S802 processor, Android 4.4 (KitKat) and 2GB of RAM.

The Tronsmart is also loaded with 16GB of built-in storage, two USB ports, a micro USB port, micro SD card slot, 10/100 Ethernet, WiFi, HDMI 1.4b, S/PDIF and an IR sensor for use with a remote control.