tronsmart prometheusThe Tronsmart Prometheus Amlogic M6 Android TV Box is an Android based set top TV box that is powered by the Amlogic-8726M6 Cortex A9 1.5GHz CPU. The Amlogic 8726 series SoC is the development target of the XBMC for Android team.

The XBMC Media Center is a very popular multi-platform media player and management software that is widely used on HTPCs. The are efforts under way to port XBMC over to Android. The development is currently at beta stage and XBMC is running fairly well except for one major issue; it does not support hardware video decoding.

The XBMC team is working on getting hardware decoding support and they are using the Pivos XIOS, another Amlogic 8726 series based Android set top box, as the development target. I was excited at the prospect that the Prometheus may be able to run XBMC with hardware decoding support.

Read my full review of the Tronsmart Prometheus to find out if it had hardware decoding running XBMC.