QC802 Quad Core RK3188 Android Mini PCThe QC802 Android Mini PC is another quad core Android TV stick that is powered by a Rockchip RK3188 quad core SoC. It is currently being sold by several vendors at AliExpress at just under $100 with free shipping.

The QC802 is the latest Android Mini PC model from Ugoos. Ugoos’ previous models, the UG802, UG007 and UG007 II were all quite popular and they all have great support from the open source community.

The QC802 is housed in a choice of either black or white plastic housing that is 10.1 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm (4.0 x 1.5 x 0.5″) in size and weighs about 40g (1.4 oz). It has a HDMI connector  and has support for both WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. As with all the other Rockchip RK3188 based Android mini PC devices I have come across so far, it has 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of NAND Flash for storage. However, from the product details page on AliExpress, a version with 16GB of ROM is also available as an option although pricing is not mentioned.

The rest of the hardware specification is quite standard. It comes with 1 USB 2.0 host port and 2 micro USB out of which one is used for powering the QC802. A micro SD expansion slot that supports up to 32 GB cards is also present. There is no external WiFi antenna unlike the CX-919, another recently released RK3188 based Android mini PC.

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Incidentally, it also mentions that it has support for external 3G but it is not clear if this means 3G USB dongles and which models. The current Android mini PC models do have limited support for USB dongles but support is limited to certain models only.

Last but not least, the QC802 is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Rockchip RK3188 that powers the QC802 is fast becoming the  quad core SoC of choice for the Android TV stick manufacturers. The Rk3188 pairs a quad core 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with a quad core Mali-400 MP GPU. In bench mark tests, the RK3188 has out performed both the Nvidia Tegra3 (used in the Nexus 7) and the Samsung Exynos 4412 (used in the Samsung Galaxy S3), two very popular quad core chips.

Via AliExpress