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Quad-core Android Mini PC Buying Guide

I wrote a guide on buying Android Mini PCs a few months back. Back then, the only devices available were either the single-core or dual-core variety. Time flies and technology moves at a breakneck pace. The market is currently flooded with the new quad-core Android mini PC. There are also many new players on the […]

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What would it take for Android Mini PCs to achieve mass adoption?

I have been using and testing Android Mini PC devices since the MK802 Android mini PC back in mid 2012. The MK802 is arguably the very first Android mini PC device to achieve significant success. Since then, dozens of other similar devices have been released. Some were obviously clones while others offer significant upgrades to […]

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Hi705 RK3188 Android Mini PC with 5MP Camera

Back in May, I wrote a news article on the MK705 quad core RK3188 Android Mini PC that came with a built-in 5MP camera. The Hi705 RK3188 Android Mini PC is either an OEM or rebranded version of the MK705. The hardware specification and the design of the Hi705 is identical to the MK705 as […]

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Kimdecent CS898 RK3188 Quad-Core Android Mini PC

While Measy recently released U4K, an Allwinner A31 based quad-core to complement their RK3188 based U4B Android Mini PC, Kimdecent does the exact opposite. Kimdecent now has the Kimdecent CS898, a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core Android Mini PC added to their range of Android Mini PCs that also includes the Kimdecent CS868 which has an Allwinner […]

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Measy U4K Quad-Core Allwinner A31 Android Mini PC

China electronics manufacturer Measy has released a number of Android mini PCs in the last few months including the quad-core RK3188 based Measy U4B back in May 2013. Measy is now back with yet another quad-core based Android mini PC, the Measy U4K. Unlike the Measy U4B, the Measy U4K has an Allwinner A31 quad-core […]

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CX-919ii Quad-Core RK3188 Dual-Antenna Android Mini PC

The CX-919ii is a new quad-core Rockchip RK3188 based Android Mini PC that is now available on AliExpress. The original CX-919 is also an RK3188 based model and it is one of the more popular versions of the quad-core mini PCs. Fans of the CX-919 like it for its stable firmware and good WiFi connectivity. […]

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New Old Minix X7 Design

About two months ago, Minix lifted the covers on their new Minix X7 design at the HK Global Sources Electronics & Components Trade Show. However, shortly after that, there was a posting on their Facebook page that Minix was going to change the design of the X7. Since then we have waited patiently for the new […]

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PIPO M9 10.1″ Quad Core Android Tablet Review

The PIPO M9 is one of the first quad-core Rockchip RK3188 Android tablets to be released. There is a lot of anticipation for the RK3188 based tablets as the RK3188 provides great performance at a very reasonable cost. China tablet manufacturers have the reputation of producing low-priced but poor quality tablets with poor performance. However […]

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NVIDIA Shield to ship on 30th June

The NVIDIA Shield is of course the other major Android based game console besides the Ouya and the GameStick. Both the Ouya and the GameStick are by smaller and less well-known companies but found great success as crowd funded projects on Kickstarter. The NVIDIA Shield on the other hand is designed by GPU giant NVIDIA […]

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Android 4.2 and Finless ROM 1.5 firmware update for Tronsmart MK908

The quad-core Rockchip RK3188 based MK908 Android Mini PC came with Android 4.1 installed and with a promise that an upgrade to Android 4.2 will be made available soon. MK908 owners will be happy that Tronsmart has kept their promise and released an Android 4.2 firmware update for Tronsmart MK908. There are also a few […]

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