but its still good advice to be wary of custom chips without released code, especially on devices which have access to your google/gmail accounts
As someone that has dealt with authentic components (Integrated Circuits / IC's) for the last 15+ years for a living, I am well aware of the potential for malicious intent by people making counterfeit devices / chips or altering the code for products.
Your concerns are not unfounded and it's always best to be mildly cautious than extremely trusting.
On a sidenote, I'm trying to think if I've ever put a single thing of value into my Gmail account.
Even my Google account was set up with a limit card, now that I think about it.
The best they would get from me is what I've bought from Groupon.
Its easy to get around that... the Cerberus app for Android for example can be installed to system rom which can't be erased
But besides that, this thing uses a custom "Cortex A9" BASED chip... not your standard Snapdragon, OMAP chip... so who knows what kind of code is on there in the hardware level.... theres no regulation for this stuff in China, and as a dev i dont trust things that dont have open source code unless its made by a huge international company like Samsung (exynos chip), Qualcomm (Snapdragon), or TI (OMAP).
/system can be erased with root, finless rom replaces /system with a custom rom .
Sorry, updated link, apparently I haven't mastered the art of cut and paste
That was the strangest, most random post ever.
I clicked on it, waited a while for it to load, and then actually sat there waiting for something other than insects to happen.
Started to wonder if that was the ultimate troll attempt - like an Android, "Rick-Roll"
To answer your question.
It looks like for $32, you are getting the exact same device, but with a capacitive touchscreen.
Just be careful not to use the custom ROM from this thread, because it will not have proper (or any?) touchscreen / display drivers......which would render it a giant 7" PC Stick.
Pocket change to get a 10000000x more useful system. No blocks, no hacks, and no screwing around with android. Everything just works.
You can get PC's pretty silent or just move the box. Get the longest HDMI cable. Use the networked hdhomerun.
Now, I get it......you do not like PC Sticks....that's fine.
And, I'm not trying to start a pissing contest, this is a genuine and sincere question.
But, since you mentioned it (and put a rather large 100000000x number next to it), could you please cite some of the more important uses that a $50 used PC would have attached to your TV than a $50 Android PC Stick would have?
Others have stated the extra electricity, size / bulk, noise, etc. would be reasons not to - I'm wondering what you'd use it for.
I think this would be interesting for people (and myself) to know.
Isn't that just an app from the Android market / Google Play for about $5 or $6? that would work on any device giving it compatibility with AirPlay?
I'm thinking the compatibility has everything to do with the app and nothing to do with the device, compared to this one.
When I check the Minix G4, it says that the specs are identical to the MX2, but that it is running the previous Android 4.0 (ICS) instead of 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
*and the latest X5 model from Minix only offers a difference of 16GB storage vs. 8GB - and all for about $30-$40 more per unit.
Do you guys think that this keyboard will work with this Android stick?
this mk808 is damn slow. i dont know how they got it fast on the youtube clip. but it's very slow.
i couldn't even sign in slickdeals on it. took me like 5 min to wait for the page to respond, especially on those drop down menu from Forums/Hot Deals tab.
Most of the buttons on slickdeals are not responsive. They didn't do anything when I click on them. Maybe I should try the different browser instead of its default browser.
Unable to play Temple Run. The game loaded a little slow but I can't click on Play button to enter the game. Lame.
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