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TP-Link TPmini “Android-on-TV” Box Features 2MP Webcam

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve started to see more and more Android media player with a camera that can be apposed on top of your TV such as the Archos TV Connect. Let’s call them “Android-on-TV” boxes / media players. Several Chinese manufacturers are also selling this type of device, but none of them have brand recognition in the West. TP-Link, however, is relatively well known for its cheap routers, and the company has introduced the TPmini powered by a dual core processor with 1GB RAM, 4GB flash, and a 2.0MP camera.

TP-LInk_TPminiHere are the specs of the device:

  • SoC – Dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor @ 1.6 GHz + Quad core ARM Mali 400 GPU (They did not say, but it looks like Rockchip RK3066 to me)
  • System Memory – 1GB RAM
  • Storage – 4GB NAND Flash + microSD slot (Up to 32GB)
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.3
  • Connectivity:
    • 10/100M Ethernet
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Camera – 2.0 MPixel
  • Power Supply – 12V/1A

The device runs Android 4.1, supports DLNA, and the company provides a remote apps to control the box from an Android smartphone or tablet.

Liliputing reports TP-Link TPmini will soon be available in China for about $56.

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