Cidecko, a Taiwanese company, demoed its new Android media player the Cidecko Simple Box AB03 running Android 2.2 on an undisclosed 500 Mhz CPU (Based on this frequency, could it be one of Sigma Designs SMP8650 series, e.g. SMP8653?) at CeBit 2011.
They have an innovative remote control (named Air Keyboard AK02d) in the shape of a game controller
with a full keyboard, an accelerometer and of gyroscope to control the menu.
The set-top box has HDMI, component (YPbPr) and composite video outputs, optical audio output, 2x USB Host, an SD card reader (supports SDHC), an Ethernet port and support Wifi (802.11n) via an external dongle.
Although it’s running Android 2.2, note that it does not support full flash, but only Flashlite 9.0. It can support the most popular video codecs including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, RMVB and VC-1 and audio codecs such as MPEG, Dolby, DTS..
The retail price of the set-top box with the Air keyboard is expected to be 199USD. The price drops to 139 USD if you purchase the Android box only.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.