There are many low cost Android mini-PCs on the market today, but most of them can only support 2.4 GHz wireless connection (e.g. for keyboard, mouse or “fly mouse”) via an external USB dongle, and very few have built-in Bluetooth support. If you want the performance of UG802 mini PC and use your existing Bluetooth keyboard, game controller, headset…, Ugoos UG007 mini PC might be a good option since it features Rockchip RK3066 dual core processor and comes with Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR support.
Here are the specs of Ugoos UG007:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3066 Dual ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked @ up to 1.2 GHZ with Mali-400MP4 Quad-core GPU,
- System Memory – 1GB DDR3 RAM
- Storage – 8GB NAND Flash + micro SD card slot (Up to 32 GB)
- Wifi – 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Mediatek MT6622)
- 3G support via external 3G USB dongle
- USB – 1x USB 2.0 Host 1x micro USB Host
- Video Output – HDMI
- 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 full formats
- Audio Codecs – DTS, AC3, LPCM, FLAC, HE-AAC
- Power – 90-230V, 50/60Hz input, Output: 5V/2A
- Dimensions – 10.1 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm
- Weight – 40g
Since Rockchip RK3066 Linux kernel source code is now available, it might eventually be possible to replace Android Jelly Bean by your favorite Linux distribution. But contrary to what’s possible with devices featuring AllWinner SoCs, you won’t be able to dual boot Android and Linux, as booting from SD card does not appear to be an option.
The device is sold with a power adapter, a short HDMI extender cable (18.5cm) and a USB cable (72cm). UG007 has actually been announced about 2 weeks ago, and some people have already been able to put their hands on the device and do a “review”, i.e. a video with music showing Antutu benchmark (Score: 6130), Angry birds, picture display, video and music playback and Bluetooth file transfer.
UG007 HDMI TV stick can be found on Dealextreme ($63.40), several shops on Aliexpress (Starts at ~$62) as well as other online stores. If you plan to buy in quantities, you may want to check Ugoos UG007 page and contact the manufacturer directly.
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.