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U2 Mini Android 4.0 On A Stick (1.5GHz A10, 1GB memory, 4GB storage +microSD, HDMI, USB Host) $20.50 @ DealExtreme

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Last Edited by widgit January 3, 2013 at 03:11 PM
DealExtreme has the U2 Mini Android on a Stick for $20.50

Link [dx.com]


Processor: Allwinner A10 (Cortex A8) 1.5GHZ
Memory: 1GB DDR3 RAM
USB: USB 2.0 HOST
Storage: 4GB + microsd slot

Reviews on amazon suggests it has access to Google Play store, as well as the product page from another store, envybox.com [enybox.com]


Full spec list from product page:
Model U2
Quantity 1
Material Plastic
Color Black
OS Android 4.0
Chipset Allwinner A10 / Cortex A8
Processor Frequency 1.5GHZ
RAM DDR III 1GB
Internal Memory 4GB
Memory Card Type Supports Micro SD / TF card up to 32GB
Expansion Slot USB 2.0
Audio Format MP3 / WMA / 3GP / WAV
Video Format AVI / RM / RMVB / MKV / WMV / MOV
Output Resolution 1080P
Picture Formats JPEG / BMP / PNG / GIF
Subtitle Formats SubRip [.srt]
OS Language South Africa Dutch / Amharic / Indonesian / Catalan / Czech / Danish / German / English / Spanish / French / Croatian / Italian / Latvian / Lithuanian / Hungarian / Malay / Dutch / Bokmål / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Rhaeto-Rumantsch / Slovak / Slovenian / Finnish / Swedish / Swahili / Tagalog / Vietnamese / Turkish / Zulu / Greek / Bulgarian / Russian / Serbian / Ukrainian / Hebrew / Arabic / Farsi / Hindi / Thai / Korean / Japanese / Chinese Traditional / Chinese Simplified
Video Interface HDMI
Audio Interface HDMI
Other Interface TF + USB + Mini USB OTG + HDMI
Other Features
Built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n network card,Support 3 G wireless network card online,support Video call(SKYPE), Support webcam, 2.4GHz wireless keyboard, mouse, air mouse
Power Input AC 100-240V (US Plug)
Packing List 1 x Network player
1 x Power adapter
1 x HDMI cable (8cm)
1 x USB cable (80cm)
1 x English user manual

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#196
Quote from RedMachoDevil View Post :
can someone please explain why the one on ebay ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-Uho...1c2dfab4e7) comes with a remote and it says that the U2 already has the reciever for this remote built-in in order to save a usb port, can we leverage that to connect a 2.4 keyboard / mouse as well without needing a dongle??
Still no answer to this one?
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#197
Quote from Larron View Post :
Regarding my first post about XBMC above, my intent was not to offend or troll you. I didn't even realize you read this board. So I will apologize for saying you "seemed a pompous whiner". Still, I will say that after having read that particular post, that was my honest impression. To me, it gave the impression that you seemed more interested in receiving apologies than getting the hardware working.

In doing a bit more research, it seems the answer you're waiting to reveal is that there is some very beta hardware support. Can you enlighten us why it's taken XBMC months longer than Rockplayer, Mobo Player, MX Player and others?

I'm not being snarky, I'm honestly curious.
heart Believe me, I was not offended. Everybody is entited to his own oppinion and that is good. Smilie If you think I am a whiner, that's fine yummy

What really stroke me is the fact that people (I grabbed you this time, but there are a lot more out there) jump to conclusions and make hard statements about thing they don't have all the information of.

That particular thread you linked to is about, Allwinner trying to push us in the forest with something, that what they gave us were the exact same files. No probrem, must be an error, but when asked about it they start to lie and lie and ....

Call me a whiner, that's fine, but I DO HATE liers!

Anyway; when the dust settled they apologised. If you read the story further on my blog wou will read that eventually they sent some other files.

At this moment their latest linux hardware drivers are borked. We gave them all the info they need to solve it, but they can't or they don't want to solve it.

Thousands of people have reproduced the errors. At this moment there are two XBMC ports available, VLC is available, and all sources are available to them to reproduce the bad decoding.

You can read all about it here;
http://linux-sunxi.org/CedarXVideoRenderingChart
http://linux-sunxi.org/CedarX
http://linux-sunxi.org/XBMC

Now to answer your question about why MXplayer can do it, but XBMC can't;

XBMC is opensource and released under GPL. XBMC is free. Free as in no costs and free as in all sources are open. You are free to take them, use them, modify them, do whatever you want, just honer the GPL license.

You can contact suppliers asking for their video decoing code. To get it you always need to legally bind yourself and sign NDA's (Non Disclosure Agreement). Tht code used is not open, meaning that XBMC have to close the sources.

XBMC dev's will never do that!

Usually NDA's are combined with large sum's of money as well, hence the reason most good player are not completely free. But that is the easiest part.

Secondly; XBMC is pure C/C++ code, most of Android is JAVA. XBMC actually contains just one line of JAVA code telling Android to startup that C program.

Players that are coded in JAVA can hook into Android's libraries. Most NDA released libraries and code also hook into or extend those API's. All with all completely useless for XBMC.

XBMC because of it being a native C/C++ program has to hook directly into the hardware, can not make use of any API/Framework.
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#198
Here's the MX1 version at amazon: linky [amazon.com]. More expensive but seems to be a solid device
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#199
I have iMito MX2 and WIFI is slow. I tried to watch a video from Youtube, video hangs. I thought XBMC is in-built into these devices.
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#200
Quote from j1nx View Post :
heart Believe me, I was not offended. Everybody is entited to his own oppinion and that is good. Smilie If you think I am a whiner, that's fine yummy

What really stroke me is the fact that people (I grabbed you this time, but there are a lot more out there) jump to conclusions and make hard statements about thing they don't have all the information of.

That particular thread you linked to is about, Allwinner trying to push us in the forest with something, that what they gave us were the exact same files. No probrem, must be an error, but when asked about it they start to lie and lie and ....

Call me a whiner, that's fine, but I DO HATE liers!

Anyway; when the dust settled they apologised. If you read the story further on my blog wou will read that eventually they sent some other files.

At this moment their latest linux hardware drivers are borked. We gave them all the info they need to solve it, but they can't or they don't want to solve it.

Thousands of people have reproduced the errors. At this moment there are two XBMC ports available, VLC is available, and all sources are available to them to reproduce the bad decoding.

You can read all about it here;
http://linux-sunxi.org/CedarXVideoRenderingChart
http://linux-sunxi.org/CedarX
http://linux-sunxi.org/XBMC

Now to answer your question about why MXplayer can do it, but XBMC can't;

XBMC is opensource and released under GPL. XBMC is free. Free as in no costs and free as in all sources are open. You are free to take them, use them, modify them, do whatever you want, just honer the GPL license.

You can contact suppliers asking for their video decoing code. To get it you always need to legally bind yourself and sign NDA's (Non Disclosure Agreement). Tht code used is not open, meaning that XBMC have to close the sources.

XBMC dev's will never do that!

Usually NDA's are combined with large sum's of money as well, hence the reason most good player are not completely free. But that is the easiest part.

Secondly; XBMC is pure C/C++ code, most of Android is JAVA. XBMC actually contains just one line of JAVA code telling Android to startup that C program.

Players that are coded in JAVA can hook into Android's libraries. Most NDA released libraries and code also hook into or extend those API's. All with all completely useless for XBMC.

XBMC because of it being a native C/C++ program has to hook directly into the hardware, can not make use of any API/Framework.
Great info, thanks (and reps) for explaining.

FWIW I feel your pain about people jumping to (erroneous) conclusions and then broadcasting them far-and-wide as fact. I feel this tendency is responsible for most of the misinformation in the world.
Last edited by tadc January 6, 2013 at 03:52 PM
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#201
Paid $35 for the same device couple days back Frown
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#202
Has anyone's item shipped yet?
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#203
Quote from j1nx View Post :
:

At this moment their latest linux hardware drivers are borked. We gave them all the info they need to solve it, but they can't or they don't want to solve it.

Thousands of people have reproduced the errors. At this moment there are two XBMC ports available, VLC is available, and all sources are available to them to reproduce the bad decoding..
Thanks for the reply.

So to sum up, there is no ETA, because it's up to Allwinner to fix their code?
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#204
Quote from Larron View Post :
Thanks for the reply.

So to sum up, there is no ETA, because it's up to Allwinner to fix their code?
Exactly !
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#205
Quote from Blackpig View Post :
Has anyone's item shipped yet?
I was chatting with the agent and the answer I got was it would take 2 months or longer to ship ... hehehe....
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#206
Quote from peccadillo View Post :
I was chatting with the agent and the answer I got was it would take 2 months or longer to ship ... hehehe....
My experience with DX is that you gotta be ready for the long haul, sometimes things ship quickly and you get your stuff within a few weeks, but I once waited 5 months for an XBox 360 wireless dongle for the PC from them.

It's like a whole other country over there. Wink
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#207
I hope one of you guys will write up a "How To" when they get it so I do not have to translate the Chinglish instructions they will give us Smilie
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#208
my order still just says payment received
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#209
Where?
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#210
My Order is being processed (Egypt)
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