Rockchip RK3066 UG802 mini PC is Now Available for Just $46.50

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Earlier today, a reader left a comment about a mini PC based on RK2908 sold for $40 including shipping on Ebay. No bad! But since I hadn’t checked mini PCs on Aliexpress for a few months, I decided to have a look for cheap devices. The cheapest sold by a company with decent feedback is the IP872 ($34 including shipping), but it’s based on an ARM11 chip (Infotmic IMAPX 200) and runs Android 2.3, so I don’t find it that interesting. There are also some AllWinner A10 mini PCs that cost just above $40 including shipping, but then I found one company selling UG802 for $46.50 including shipping via China Post. It’s quite shocking that the price halved within 3 months, and this makes single core mini PC that less attractive, unless you want to run Linux (Ubuntu, Debian…) which is not yet supported by RK3066.

Rockchip RK3066 mini PCThe device sold by Shenzhen Realtime M&c appears to be the standard UG802 HDMI TV Stick:

  • Operation System – Google Android 4.0.4 ICS
  • SoC – Dual ARM Cortex-A9 process.UP to 1.6GHZ,Mali-400MP4 Quad-core GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 4GB NAND Flash , micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Networking – WiFi 802.11b/g/n 10/100Mbps with internal Antenna
  • USB – 1 x USB 2.0 Host, 1 X micro USB Host
  • Video Codecs – Mpeg1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, Divx, Xvid, RM8/9/10, VP6
  • Video Containers – MKV, TS, TP, M2TS, RM/RMVB, BD-ISO, AVI, MPG, VOB, DAT, ASF, TRP, FLV etc
  • Audio Codecs – DTS,AC3, LPCM, FLAC, HE-AAC
  • Audio Containers – MP3, OGG, WMA, WMAPRO
  • Power – 90-230V,50/60Hz input, max. power: 30W, Output: 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 10.1X3.8×1.3cm
  • Weight – 38g

The device ships with a USB cable and a user manual in English, but no power supply.

At this price, the only device that may dethrone UG802 could be the Hiapad Hi802 (aka GK802) with Freescale Quad Core i.MX6Q and both Android JB and Linux support, although it will probably cost at least twice as much once it becomes available later this month.

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nghia
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nghia

Without rockchip support, would it ever be possible to get linux ubuntu on rockchip based stick?
Are we saying that Rockchip does not comply with GPL by not releasing the source code?
In all cases we should still be able to have linux chrooted next to Android, right? ( I understand rk3066 can be rooted )

zoobab
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It says “Rockchip RK2908, 1.2GHz Cortex-A8 CPU” not RK3066.

onebir
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@nghia
A couple of people are working on linux for RK3066, see (& AndrewDB’s Oct 28 comment on the ArmTvTech forum). ๐Ÿ™‚

Am I right in thinking nothing (or very little) will need to be done to get Linux working on a multicore version of the A10?

onebir
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csgabe
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csgabe

Here is an another RK3066 device, this one has 3.5mm audio jack, Physical copy button, System software shutdown :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEWEST-1-6GHz-Android-4-1-Dual-Core-Mini-PC-TV-Box-supports-32GB-USB-C-1-/271089482541?pt=US_Internet_Media_Streamers&hash=item3f1e313b2d

nghia
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nghia

@JL who is this tablet manufacturer and the reference of the tablet? Any link?

Slowstream
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Slowstream

Hi CNX,

All those tv sticks do not suit me as I have a projector so would have to extract sound from HDMI which is too much of an hassle.

Considering that, I think the MK 805 (which is about 50$ shipping incl.) is a lot more convenient for me because it has analog AV ouptut.
http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale/wholesale-mk805.html?SearchText=mk805&CatId=0&manual=y&SortType=price_asc&filterCat=5092303,44,4402
But I still wonder:

#1
Would it be easy to install Linux on it and roll its media player on it considering it’s Allwinner (Boxchip) A10 1.5GHZ (Cortex A8)

#2
If yes, how will be the HD streaming according to you and the strength of the processor?

Thx for your input ๐Ÿ™‚

Slowstream
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@cnxsoft
OK Thx. And since I have bought a cx01 stick for my friend, I would to know how both will
will compare? I know that CX01 we don’t have HW accelaration, so will this make a good difference,
cause right now some flah video stream with cx01 has serious problem.

It is my last answer.

Thanks again cnx…

AndrewDB
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“unless you want to run Linux (Ubuntu, Debianโ€ฆ) which is not yet supported by RK3066”

That is not quite correct anymore:
http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/40717-ubuntu-linux-for-the-ug802/page__view__findpost__p__453093

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he want to kill us with the vacation comment. how can be so mean lolololololol

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RG
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Hey, Any updates , bought a RK3066 , waiting to play in Linux

onebir
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gmtii
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gmtii

Beware! Ordered on 11/3/2012 and nothing received yet… Did anyone receive it?

giancarlocp
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Hello, do UG802 have UART or I2C port like HI-802?
My regards.