The Rockchip RK3288 Quad Core ARM Cortex A17 is fast gaining popularity among the Android mini PC and set top box manufacturers. Tronsmart is the latest manufacturer to announced an Android TV Box based on the RK3288. Besides sporting Rockchip’s latest chipset, the Tronsmart Orion R28 will also come with 4GB of DDR3 RAM. This is the first time we have heard of an Android box with 4GB of RAM. Firmware updates with be via OTA which means no more fiddling around with reset buttons, firmware loaders and connecting to a PC.
Firmware coders might be interested in the current offer from Geekbuying for the first batch of buyers. Each unit of the Tronsmart Orion R28 will come with a free 8GB SD card that comes preloaded with the complete SDK for the device to hack and modify to your heart’s content. Other less adventurous users may want to wait for the firmware to become more stable first before taking the plunge.
For more info, check out the Geekbuying Blog.