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$77 Mini Xplus Media Player with Android 4.0 and 1GB RAM

I previously wrote about Mini X media player, an Android mini Media Player powered by AllWinner A10 with 512 MB RAM that runs Android 2.3. Its price has been reduced by about $10 to $67.60, and it now has a big brother called Mini Xplus that looks exactly the same except it runs Android 4.0 and comes with 1GB RAM according to Deal Extreme.

Here are the device specifications based on Deal Extreme overview:

  • CPU – AllWinner A10 (Cortex A8) with Mali-400 GPU @ 1.2 GHz
  • Memory – 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 4GB NAND Flash, microSD slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.3 and Composite
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host
  • Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Video Formats –  MKV, TS, TP, M2TS, RM/RMVB, BD-ISO, AVI, MPG, VOB, DAT, ASF, TRP, FLV etc
  • Video Codecs – MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, Divx, Xvid, RM8/9/10, VP6
  • Subtitle – SRT, SUB, IDX, SSA, SMI
  • Audio Formats – MP3, ACC, OGG, WMA, WAV, M4A, APE
  • Image format – JPG, BMP,GIF, TIF, PNG
  • IR Remote Control
  • Dimension: 72 x 61 x 13mm
  • Weight: 51g
Considering the price for the new version is about $10 more expensive than the old version, I’m hopeful that the specs above (especially the 1 GB RAM) are correct. However, according to XBMC Wiki, the original Mini X player might also be called Mini Xplus due to legal reason.

I know some people here have bought the original Mini X and might be interested in Mini X Android 4.0 firmware. (via Brando)

If you are interested in the upgraded version of Mini X, it is available for $77.30 on dealextreme.

  1. July 31st, 2012 at 15:29 | #1

    I ordered this one, it has similar characteristics, and an Ethernet port in addition.
    I’ll post a short review as soon as I have it.

  2. July 31st, 2012 at 16:12 | #2

    @ Stanislav Sinyagin
    Interesting device, it looks similar to the Mele A1000 in size, price and specs,except it has 8GB vs 4GB, and the Mele A1000 has SATA interface. I understand that Ethernet is a must for you, so the choices of device is more limited, unless you go with a USB Ethernet dongle.

    Looking forward to reading the review 🙂

  3. July 31st, 2012 at 22:09 | #3

    @ cnxsoft
    it just arrived this morning. The specs say about OTG USB interface, but it doesn’t seem to exist. Also the device has normal HDMI interface and SD card, so I need to find a microSD to SD adapter 🙂

    I haven’t yet tried to open up the enclosure. I hope it’s not glued 🙂

  4. August 1st, 2012 at 23:07 | #4

    @ Stanislav Sinyagin
    it booted with Linaro and went into the command prompt: https://gist.github.com/3228256
    the serial console has slightly better attachment points than mk802

  5. August 2nd, 2012 at 09:48 | #6

    @ Stanislav Sinyagin
    Nice. It would be good to add a picture showing the serial port.
    All the errors you see at boot time are because of the lack of initramfs. This is fixed in github, so tomorrow’s image will support it and I’ll also post the instructions.

  6. August 2nd, 2012 at 16:31 | #7

    @ cnxsoft
    I updated the post with the pictures

  7. August 10th, 2012 at 17:59 | #8

    Now what appears to be the same device but called MK805 is sold for $75.30 on Dealextreme in Blue, Red or Yellow.

  8. Peter
    August 25th, 2012 at 18:53 | #9

    Ahoj Stano , prosim o info : kupil som , ale neda sa spustit na TV je stale napis ANDROID ale dalej nenacita , prosim o radu , kde by som mohol stiahnut firmware ? dik Peter

  9. August 25th, 2012 at 20:36 | #10

    I guess that’s for Stanislav, but not everybody can read Slovak in here… So try to keep it in English in possible, even if your English is not perfect that’s OK.

    You’re the second person that cannot boot on MiniX products today… Is there a 25th of August bug with that thing???
    See: http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/06/01/mini-x-android-2-3-network-media-player-based-on-allwinner-a10/comment-page-2/#comment-12101

  10. Peter
    August 31st, 2012 at 18:28 | #11

    Thank you very much Stanislav, my problem is that when the SD card is automatically deleted – destroy firmware so I can use the SD card

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