Interesting times ahead, for Android devices and the whole hardware scene, backing it up. Specially for the China’s based Rockchip company and its actual flagship processor: The Rockchip RK3188, which -needless to say- can cope nicely with android on PC devices. At low cost.
Inside RK3188 CPU
The surprisingly powerful and versatile RK3188t is a quad core cpu chip, based on ARM A9 Cortex core. It can be clocked up to 1.8 or 2.0 Ghz. Designed for driving up to 2 megabytes of RAM, includes a MaLi 400 graphics co-processor. This is more than enough foundry for any Android device. Until second quarter of 2014, The RK3188 will be Rockchip’s flagship, mainly targeted for tablet devices, but surely enough more than suitable for Android mini PCs.
Rikomagic MK902 Mini PC uses RK3188 CPU
The Rikomagic MK902 is certainly an ideal example of an RK3188 powered Android mini PC:
It includes an ethernet port, HDMI port, four standard USB ports, microSD cardslot, and even an analog A/V female port, which can be used with a provided A/V cable. It also includes a 5 megapixels camera, an embedded microphone, and -of course- a WIFI adapter (including an external antenna). Lastly, it also comes with a Bluetooth chip. Definitely, the Rikomagic MK902 comes packed with a plethora of connectivity, out of the box.
The Rikomagic MK902 makes full use of the Rockchip RK3188 processor, including 2gb of RAM. On the storage side, it can be purchased in 8gb and 16 gb flavors. The whole hardware thing is backed up by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. But then again, it may also be offered with Ubuntu preinstalled on it. Now you may be wondering about the price. This packed Android mini PC comes with a reasonable price tag ranging from USD 109 up to 143 USD, depending on the store you purchase it.