rk3188 Archive

Minix Neo X7 Review

The Minix Neo X7 Android set-top box with the latest quad-core Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 chipset is probably one  of the most eagerly awaited Android set-top box of late. It has finally arrived and we are thankful to Minix for providing us with a review unit. For many, the main reason why the Minix Neo […]

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New Minix Neo X7 Photos

While we are eagerly waiting for the new Minix Neo X7 quad-core Android set-top box, Minix has released a set of high quality photos of their new baby. We already know that Minix has decided to retain the boxy but classy look of the Neo X5 but now we get to see all the ports […]

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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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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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Tegra 4 versus RK3188

Androydz has made a few comparisons between various SoCs that are commonly used in Android mini PC and tablets. From the many comparisons, the Rockchip RK3188 quad core SoC seems to hold an advantage over most of the other SoCs. However, some of the SoCs that the RK3188 was compared against like the Nvidia Tegra […]

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Ubuntu on RK3188 Devices

Rockchip RK3188 device owners who are also Linux fans can rejoice. You can now run Ubuntu on RK3188 devices like the Tronsmart T428, Rikomagic MK802 IV and QC802. However, you may need to tone down the enthusiasm a bit since this is still at a very early stage. A lot of hardware features are still […]

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Tronsmart T428 Finless ROM 1.5 Available Now

Bob over at FreakTab Forum seems to be churning out Finless ROMs at a faster rate than I can post it. I missed this when it was originally posted by if you don’t know it yet, you can now download and install the Tronsmart T428 Finless ROM 1.5 if you are a Tronsmart T428 owner. […]

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