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Huawei MediaQ M310 Media Player Based on Quad Core K3V2 Processor

I haven’t seen any quad-core set-top boxes on the market (if we exclude some Freescale i.MX6 mini PCs), but this is about to change with Huawei MediaQ M310 media player. The device is based on Hisilicon K3V2 SoC, and comes with 1GB RAM and 4 GB flash.

Huawei MediaQ M310

Huawei MediaQ M310 specifications:

  • SoC – HiSilicon K3V2 quad-core Cortex A9 processor with Vivante GC4000 GPU
  • System Memory – 1 GB RAM
  • Storage – 4 GB flash + microSD slot
  • Video I/O – HDMI out and HDMI in
  • Audio I/O – 1x SPDIF, 3.5 mm stereo jack and mic (3-in-1)
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11n & Bluetooth 4.0
  • Huawei multi-screen (Pushing, mirroring)
  • Content aggregation / Voice Search

The box runs a customized version of Android with a user interface designed for the television.

Huawei MediaQ M310 User Interface

CSilie, who tipped me about the MediaQ M310, saw the device at CES 2013, and a Huawei representative told him it could also function as a regular Android set-top box, it could stream content from your smart phone or tablet to your TV (I suppose that’s what “Huawei multi-screen” is all about, and that it should available in about 3 months for $70 to $80 US.

Huawei also showcased a larger set-top box based on the same platform called the MediaQ M810, but featuring 2GB RAM, 8GB flash, 2x Gb Ethernet, a DVB digital TV receiver, and 2x 3.5″ HDD bays for NAS applications.

Androidworld.it shot a video (in Italian) of both devices at CES 2013. If your Italian is a bit weak, don’t worry, because there’s also another video in Hungarian. :)

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  1. Javi
    January 25th, 2013 at 19:09 | #1

    Huawei bought some mini PC from another companies (including Zero Devices Z802, Rikomagic MK802 and some “blank label”) and finally made this product.

    HiSilicon also from Huawei and the SoC choosen for the mini PC of HiMedia.

    It’s curious a big company needs (maybe) spy small ones… or just “study” the items?

  2. Albert ARIBAUD
    January 25th, 2013 at 21:46 | #2

    “I haven’t seen any quad-core set-top boxes on the market (if we exclude some Freescale i.MX6 mini PCs)” => where did you see those? I would be quite interested in a set-top box with SATA, 2 or even 4 GB RAM and at least one decent SATA port, with an i.MX6 or a T30.

  3. Albert ARIBAUD
    January 25th, 2013 at 21:47 | #3

    @Albert ARIBAUD
    s/with SATA/with Gigabit Ethernet/

  4. onebir
    January 25th, 2013 at 21:55 | #4

    @Albert ARIBAUD
    I think the article was talking about mini PCs like this:
    http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/12/08/hi802-hdmi-tv-dongle-is-now-available/
    AFAIK what you’re looking for (eg a Mele style box with a quad core processor) doesn’t exist yet. But if the cubieboard gets upgraded to the A31, it’ll be close :)

  5. January 25th, 2013 at 21:58 | #5

    @Albert ARIBAUD
    Freescale i.MX6 mini PC = GK802 or Hi802, so no Gigabit Ethernet, SATA or 2GB RAM here.
    You could check http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/01/22/norco-bis-6332a-freescale-i-mx6-ops-compliant-digital-signage-platform/
    But I don’t know if they sell to individuals. The price is most probably quite high as well.

  6. Dan
    January 26th, 2013 at 16:25 | #6

    Also interesting is that someone from HiSilicon posts on the XBMC forums and is working on supporting XBMC similar to Amlogic.

    Could be an interesting little box, on paper at least it sounds powerful enough compared to some other boxes.

  7. Paul
    January 27th, 2013 at 05:12 | #7

    Huawei/Hisilicon is also a recent member of Linaro, so yep, devices with their CPUs look interesting for hackability and Linux.

  8. toni
    January 27th, 2013 at 18:19 | #8

    any info about MediaQ M810???

  9. January 27th, 2013 at 19:35 | #9

    @toni
    Huawei MediaQ M810 specifications:

    SoC – HiSilicon K3V2 quad-core Cortex A9 processor with Vivante GC4000 GPU
    System Memory – 2 GB RAM
    Storage – 8 GB flash + microSD slot + 2x 3.5″ HDD driver bays
    Video I/O – HDMI out and HDMI in
    Audio I/O – 1 not sure
    USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
    DVB digital cable receiver
    Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11n 2×2 MIMO, 2x Gb Ethernet, and Bluetooth 4.0
    Huawei multi-screen (Pushing, mirroring)
    Content aggregation / Voice Search

    Availability at the same time as M310.

  10. Ian Tester
    January 27th, 2013 at 20:07 | #10

    No mention on why it has HDMI input. Does it support overlay or something, like Bunnie Huang’s hack?

  11. January 27th, 2013 at 20:12 | #11

    @Ian Tester
    I suppose the device can be used as a DVR. You can plug your cable / satellite receiver into MediaQ’s HDMI input and record videos to an hard drive.

  12. Spiro Telegadis
    January 28th, 2013 at 00:15 | #12

    @Dan
    A10 SoC made the same claims and failed to deliver, as of yet. It always jams up when someone has to get the proper licensing involved. I’d still opt for a little pricier model that has the Amlogic componentry.

  13. seanKPS
    January 28th, 2013 at 21:00 | #13

    @Spiro Telegadis
    xbmc recently officially released a beta version compatable with most major SoC’s ..and the community released one version compatible with almost any SoC’s. Effectively nuetralizing most XBMC compatability issues for a while

  14. onebir
    March 27th, 2013 at 23:37 | #14

    M310 has hit Taobao (Chinese ebay):
    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.3.mv0FLn&id=17363642722
    Still no sign of M810…

  15. Gabe
  1. January 26th, 2013 at 21:28 | #1
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