Friday, May 18th 2012

FXI Cottoncandy Faces Real Competition in $74 MK802 ICS PC on Stick

For those waiting for the $200 FXI Cottoncandy Android-driven PC on stick with no concrete availability in sight, its competitor already took shape. Discovered on trading and B2B portal AliExpress (from Alibaba), the MK802 is an Android 4.0 PC on a stick, which is priced at US $74 a pop ($70 a piece in >5 quantities). Measuring 88 x 35 x 12 mm, and weighing less than 200 g, the device is powered by a 1.50 GHz AllWinner single-core ARM SoC.

Compared to the Cottoncandy, there are a few things you'd have to do without. To begin with, the MK802 doesn't have an HDMI standard connector sticking out, which lets you plug it directly to TVs, instead it has a mini-HDMI port, so you'd need an HDMI cable. The device packs 4 GB of storage, which can be expanded by a microSD. Connectivity includes one full-size USB 2.0 ports, a mini-USB, with USB host support; and 802.11 b/g WLAN, which makes it an ideal internet-TV device.

Sources: CNX Software, Liliputing
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15 Comments on FXI Cottoncandy Faces Real Competition in $74 MK802 ICS PC on Stick

#1
Fourstaff
But can it play 1080p lag free?
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#4
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
I wants one quite badly now
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#5
Steevo
I could tape one on the back of my TV and surf the net with ease giving it my old 16Gb class6 card and be able to store stuff. Run a powered hub to attach a few devices like wireless KB&M


I do want.........
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#6
james888
I like how you can just tape it
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: james888
I like how you can just tape it
Id go 1 step ahead and say id use chewing gum to attatch it
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#10
Baum
as always with these chinese noname things it all comes down to firmware support :rolleyes:


most of the cpu's have inbuild hardware video acceleration but most of the time its not used because of lacking kernel modules and drivers in android os and no you just can't hack another one....

sometimes the cause is licensing, these devices tend to run android as an vm image and not an actual install which makes it a pain to develop on them. ( you should run the vm ware to test your apps on windows like they are already running on real hardwar like an emulator)

just buy it
run mx video player, if it crashes here you go! left with hope for the modding roms :D

Baum
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#11
Jstn7477
The AllWinner A10 has ARM Mali-400 graphics. I have a tablet based on the 1GHz version and it came with a custom "2160p" player.
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#14
Yo_Wattup
by: Dent1


PS. Does anyone know if you can install windows on this device?


Seriously though, does windows support ARM procs? Im not sure :o
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#15
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Dent1
Does anyone know if you can install windows on this device?
Since it is ARM, not currently. However, with Win8 there will be a version that runs on ARM processors, so it might be possible. However, 512MB might not be enough to run and install it.
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