Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 Android TV Box Review

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Matricom sent me one of their latest G-Box Midnight MX2 media player based on AMLogic AML8726-M6, with 1GB RAM, 8 GB flash, running Android 4.2, and with full support for XBMC. This is an update of the G-Box Midnight based on AML8726-M3 which supports XBMC in Android, as well as XBMC Linux thanks to community builds.

Specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic AML8726-MX Dual Core Cortex A9 CPU + dual core Mali-400 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 8GB Flash + SD card slot (Up to 32GB)
  • Video Output – HDMI v1.4, composite (CVBS) and component (YUV)
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV, and SPDIF
  • Connectivity – 802.11b/g/n internal Wifi + 10/100 Ethernet Port
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 Ports (1 might be OTG)
  • IR sensor
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A

The hardware and software is very similar to Tronsmart Prometheus (See review), as both are based on AML8726-MX, run Android 4.2 and support XBMC. To make things even more interesting, both are about the same price, and sell for $99. G-Box Midnight MX2 can be purchased on Amazon, and if you’ve previously bought a G-Box Midnight, you can get $20 discount with 9BVTY875 coupon. Matricom provides support on MX2 Forum, which is a plus if you don’t like to be left on your own when a problem occurs. Another key advantage of the box is that it provides OTA update, something I’ve never seen in other mini PCs or set-top box I’ve tried, and will avoid you going through, sometimes cumbersome, update procedures.

G-Box Midnight MX2 Unboxing Pictures

I’ve received the device in the following package.
GBox_Midnight_MX2_Package

The box contains G-Box Midnight MX2 set-top box, a user’s manual in English and Chinese, an AV cable, a 5V/2A power supply, and an infrared remote control. There’s also an A4 paper that serves as a quick start guide and provides warranty information. One interesting point is that you can update the box with a third party firmware WITHOUT losing your warranty. This is quite rare to be noticed. However, you’ll be required to pay for shipping charge if you brick your device with such firmware.
GBox_Midnight_MX2_Accessories

Let’s have a closer look at the device’s ports. On one side, we’ve got a USB port (OTG?),  SPDIF out, AV out, HDMI out, Ethernet, and the power jack, and on another side, 3 more USB ports, and an SD card slot.

GBox_Midnight_MX2_Ports

If you like unboxing videos, please have a look at the one I’ve shot.

First Boot, Settings and First Impressions

There’s no HDMI cable, so let’s find one to connect to the Box and the TV, together with an Ethernet cable for connectivity, and connect the power to get started. You’ll also need to add 2 AAA batteries in the remote control. During the very first boot, you’ll be taken through a wizard to select your Language (English, simplified Chinese or traditional Chinese), adjust the screen position if needed, and configure Ethernet and/or Wi-Fi. There are 2 launchers available: a stock Android Home Screen or the 3D launcher shown below. The custom launcher is IMHO much better when using an IR remote.

3D Launcher (Click to Enlarge)
3D Launcher (Click to Enlarge)

The 3D launcher will provide access to “Online Cinema” (XBMC/Netflix), Games, Video Chat, Settings, Web Navigation (with bookmarks to famous websites), and Local Apps (pre-installed Video, Music and Picture apps) sub menus. The interface feels just a little sluggish to me during the transitions, but still usable.

G-Box Midnight MX2 - About_MediaBoxI’ve previously used a mini PC with stock Android and an IR remote control, and that was a pretty bad experience. But thanks to the 3D launcher and XBMC the experience is pretty good with the remote provided. However, if you’re going to use other part of Android, it’s not a good idea to use the remote, even though it has a “Cursor” button that allows you to move the cursor with the arrow keys. Please don’t do it, this will be bad for your mental health and family harmony. Thank you. Seriously, I strongly recommend connect a USB or wireless keyboard or mouse, or purchase an RF remote with a gyro if you plan to do things like web browsing, or use other apps made for a touch screen.

In the settings menu, you’ll have to option to configure Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet for connectivity. The display menu will let you choose the video ouput resolution (480p/i, 576p/i, 720p50, 720p60, 1080i50,  1080i60, or 1080p60), as well as CVBS/YUV output modes. Unfortunately, my TV failed to detect both CVBS (composite) and YUV (component) outputs, and would just report “No Signal”. The audio settings will let you choose between PCM (downsampling), SPDIF out, or HDMI pass-through. There are no Developer Options at all, as the menu is hidden. Finally, looking into the “About MediaBox” section shows the device name is indeed “Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2”, and it’s running Android 4.2.1 with Kernel 3.0.50. The firmware comes already rooted,

Google Play app in pre-installed, and I could installed all applications I tried such as ES File Explorer, Root checker, Antutu, Quadrant,Angry Birds Star Wars, YouTube, Facebook, etc… They could all run fine, but many Benchmark would just hand the machine. Interestingly, it’s still possible to turn off the device with the remote when Android hangs, and it’s a true power off (not standby), so a small micro-processor must be handling the remote power off button and the power logic.

Apart from the benchmark failing to run, the firmware was rather smooth, and stable. You can have a look at a 5 minute demo showing boot time, 3D launcher, XBMC menu and video playback performance, and settings “walk through”. No commentary, only background music.

Video Playback in XBMC

Since the box is promoted as an XBMC device, I won’t test video playback the usual way (e.g. MX Player), but I’ll just use XBMC directly to play videos from SAMBA shares. XBMC is very smooth being rendered at about 50 fps.

Firstly, I tested the videos from samplemedia.linaro.org:

  • H.264 codec / MP4 container (Big Buck Bunny), 480p/720p/1080p – OK
  • MPEG2 codec / MPG container, 480p/720p/1080p – OK (sort of). It can play but the aspect is distorted like the videos play with an aspect ratio of 1:1 (square).
  • MPEG4 codec, AVI container 480p/720p/1080p – OK
  • VC1 codec (WMV), 480p/720p/1080p – OK
  • Real Media (RMVB) – RV8/RV9/RV10 samples all make XBMC exit (crash?).
  • WebM – 480p/720p OK, 1080p is very choppy. This is most probably because this is handled by the CPU instead of the video decoder.

Since I’ve connected the device via Ethernet, I’ve also  tested some high bitrate videos:

  • ED_HD.avi (1080p MPEG-4 – 10Mbps) – Black screen audio only.
  • big_buck_bunny_1080p_surround.avi (1080p H.264 – 12 Mbps) – OK
  • h264_1080p_hp_4.1_40mbps_birds.mkv (40 Mbps) – OK
  • hddvd_demo_17.5Mbps_1080p_VC1.mkv (17.5Mbps) – OK, but I can see some artifacts at the beginning for 1 or 2 seconds.

The box passed all tests with videos with common Audio codecs:

  • AC3 – OK
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby Digital 7.1 – OK
  • TrueHD 5.1 & 7.1 – OK
  • DTS-MA and DTS-HR – OK

I used audio downmixing to playback those files, but, at least in theory, you can also select HDMI or SPDIF pass-through if your equipment (TV / Home Theather) supports it.

Finally I’ve played several movies (AVI, MKV, VOB…), they could all play just fine, and I could not notice any audio/video sync issues.

Wi-Fi Performance

Time to disable Ethernet and connect to my Wi-Fi router to test Wi-Fi performance. I transferred a 278 MB video files between SAMBA and the internal flash, and at first I thought something was wrong with my setup, simply because the transfer took 2:00 (2.32 MB/s), which is must faster than any other mini PCs or set-top box I’ve tried before. The previous record was held by Measy U2C which managed to transfer the same file in 2m46s (1.67MB/s), so that’s a massive 39% improvement over the best device I’ve tested. Just to make sure, I had to try the same test with MK908 again, and it would transfer the files at 1.44MB/s.

I had to try if high bitrate videos could be played smoothly:

  • big_buck_bunny_1080p_surround.avi (1080p H.264 – 12 Mbps) – OK
  • hddvd_demo_17.5Mbps_1080p_VC1.mkv (17.5Mbps) – OK

I also tried h264_1080p_hp_4.1_40mbps_birds.mkv for fun, but obviously 40Mbps is just too demanding for Wi-Fi, so after the first few seconds of playback the video became very choppy.

I’m not sure what they have done with Wi-Fi, but they have done it right, and made all other mini PCs and STBs look like junk when it comes to Wi-Fi performance. [Update: Wi-Fi performance seems to be a complex matter, and updating my router firmware changed the pecking order]

G-Box Midnight MX2 Benchmarks

Both Antutu and Quadrant hung the device at start time, so I used the remote to power off and on the media player, and decided to use another benchmark: Nenamark 2. Damn! Same results. OK, I thought, benchmark are not that important since it’s a known platform, but let’s check CPU information, with CPU / RAM / DEVICE identifier. Same result! It looks like this device really does not like to be ask “private questions”. Finally, I was able to run Vellamo benchmark.

G-Box Midnight MX2 Vellamo

Vellamo HTML 5 score (1157) puts it between Sony Tablet S (Nvidia Tegra 2) and Samsung Galaxy S2 (Exynos 4210), which are also devices based on dual core Cortex A9 processor, so this score seems about right.

Inside G-Box Midnight MX2

After removing the four screws at the bottom of the enclosure, we can access at the hardware which is composed of a baseboard (HD18 V2.2) and a CPU board (A13_V1.0). After a quick search, we can find HD18 set-top box based on AMLogic AML8726-M3 which just looks the same, so I assume Matricom, or their manufacturer, used the same baseboard and casing design, and replaced the CPU module with one featuring AML8726-M6.

GBox Midnight MX2 Board (Click to Enlarge)
GBox Midnight MX2 Board (Click to Enlarge)

We’ll find the connectors and components on this side of the board including the 4 USB ports, SPDIF, HDMI, and AV outputs, Ethernet and the Wi-Fi/Bt module (Realtek), the SD card slot, an LED, and the IR sensor. You’ll also notice the heatsink on the processor to help keep the device cool during operation. I could not find connections for the serial console, maybe removing the heatsink would provide access to the right pads. As pointed out in one comment, the 4 pads on the left of the RAM chips could indeed be the UART connection.

GBox_Midnight_MX2_Board_Bottom

On the other side however, there’s not much to see…

Conclusion

G-Box Midnight is one of the best media player I’ve reviewed. During my few hours of testing, it operated smoothly and, benchmark issues put aside, reliably. XBMC is working just fine, and it could play most files I threw at it. The exceptions being some MPEG-2 files with incorrect aspect ratio, Real Video files make XBMC exit, WebM 1080p can’t be played smoothly, and Elephant Dream shows only a black screen. Audio decoding was perfect with all files I tried, and I did not experience any audio/video sync issues. XBMC results are actually very close to what I could achieve with Tronsmart Prometheus, especially since the latest firmware is said to fix audio/video sync issues. Two characteristics make this device stand above the rest:

  • OTA Updates – Not available on any other media players or mini PCs I’ve used. I haven’t been able to try it as there’s no update available right now.
  • Wi-Fi performance – 40% to 100% performance improvement over the competition.

If you’re going to use this device mostly a a media player, the remote control is really nice to have, as you can just use it as a normal set-top box, with little things like a play/pause button not available with other devices. Real power off is also a positive as it’s not seen in most other devices. However, to use any other Android apps, just get yourself another input device (keyboard, mouse or “fly mouse”) for your own sanity.

The only major problem I encountered is that composite and component outputs do not work at all with my TV, so I don’t know if I have a defective unit, or it’s due to a firmware issue. There are also new things I’d like to be implemented like multi-user supports which is supposed to be implemented in Android 4.2, and a Miracast Display support in order to use your Miracast Certified tablet or smartphone as a Miracast Source.

Even though XBMC works very well in Android now, some of you may still prefer having XBMC running in Linux, and it’s likely we’ll eventually see builds for the G-Box Midnight MX2, as the community provided those for the first generation G-Box Midnight. You may have to be patient though.

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CNX-Software, could you manage to do a follow up check and review on the composite/component output? If that doesnt work, then I am not interested; but if it does then Ive found something I would like to buy.

I guess there is no point in waiting for a quad core G-Box, as that would take time to develop and stabilize. Its interesting that a dual core is coming out as a solid finished product now that quad models have started appearing.

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@cnxsoft
CNX-Software, wow, its good that they are willing to commit to such a quick fix. Please keep us posted, thanks!

Ceroj
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Ceroj

Note that G-Box Midnight does not contribute anything back to XBMC, they simply take what Pivos is doing and call it theirs.

If want to support XBMC on Android/Amlogic development then buy Pivos, Gamestick or the The Little Black Box they all contribute back to Pivos at least, as it’s Pivos Scott Davilla who is the primary one developing the Amlogic brand of XBMC.

Also Dolby/DTS have to be licensed for pass-through if the G-Box box doesn’t have that then you wont get any pass-through over HDMI/SPDIF and HD audio pass-through it not supported, it’s something Pivos are working on but a low priority.

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JT
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JT

AV works for me. Had to set resolution to 480i in settings and used the red AV wire instead of white. Odd, but works.

Tweaveler
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@Ceroj
Ceroj…….you Pivos fanboys kill me as if they made XBMC….its open source and this is the best implementation so far I have seen from the review. How can you say that it doesn’t support DTS when the review clearly states so while Pivos is low priority. I saw the same with Tronsmart that doesn’t compare to this MX2, but was trashed for not having DTS nor AC3 and sure enough it was fixed. NOT by Pivos so your statements are irrelevant…..its more about XBMC and do they support them.

I for one love the review and will definitely be purchasing this unit to replace my Jynxbox (using G-box firmware). I read their forums all the time and updates on the firmwares, love what they are doing and happy to be a future buyer when available.

Konstigt
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Konstigt

@Ceroj

Now they have replied. So read the thread I posted earlier.

JT
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JT

@Ceroj Ive already purchased pivos xios but dont use it anymore since pretty much everything else on the market is better. If theyre supporting xbmc so much then why does G-Box have to make their own version of it which pivos is inferior to? Seems to me they are only interested in their own products not xbmc as a whole otherwise there’d be no need for g-box to make their own version. G-box is probably doing same so when it comes down to it i’ll choose the winning team since its my hard earned bucks being spent.

JT
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JT

@cnxsoft I tried YUV but it scrambles the signal for me. What’s it supposed to do?

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Left to the dram there are 4 solder pads, looks like serial.
I’ve read somewhere that Matricom would “lock down” their future devices if this true and we stuck with Android then no thanks.
I’ll be waiting for Pivos to introduce their dual core device.

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myfoolish…….highly doubt that when they have opened the first G-box more than any other unit. Its not locked down at all, as the company mentioned they are and will release source for enthusiasts. Its funny to see people wait, just like all did for the OUYA which touted XBMC, and failed like many others as cnx stated. Great job Matricom!!

@Ceroj……you don’t own the unit but make these assumptions which is rather entertaining……to everyone pointing and laughing at your statements.

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Dead G-box

G-box is hack products. They are only in for selling goods for money and no real quality. After having two die in under 3 days of use they where nice to refund my money after the second replacement died.

top hat tv has done jelly bean on current m3 box with ota and think the hardware is the exact same as g box midnight. They have there own dev team that has fixed many problems with firmware that gbox china factory dev’s wont fix or break other apps like netflix.

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@cnxsoft
There’s no need of licenses for any digital audio passthrough, because it is a redirection of the pure audio stream to other decoder device outside the demuxer. You already payed for a licence in the device decoding the stream, if you have a capable one like a high end TV or a digital audio receiver.

This was the way for ages, don’t let G Box haters fools you about this specific topic.

Luc Verhaegen
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I spy… With my little eye… Something beginning with a U… A UART, or at least the pins for it. Should make a nice amlogic kernel hacking device.

Jan Pohanka
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Jan Pohanka

Hi cnxsoft,

can you please share the output of getprop? Or at least the fields regarding the productl like ro.build.product, ro.build.board etc.?

best regards
Jan

Jan
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Jan

@cnxsoft
Thanks for reply.
In mentioned screenshot there is ro.product.model. By my experiences in ro.build.product, ro.product.board or ro.product.device contains also name of the reference board on Amlogic platform. For GBox Midnight it was f16ref so I was curious what is there for MX2?

ACEMAXKEN
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i once had one version, and run antutu benmark , the score is 8433
but now the version can not run, even change my tv into a tablet, picture not a vertical….i have to power off it
i got price 79.99

ACEMAXKEN
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my latest version is 0427
factory will send me new sw soon

androidgadget11
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androidgadget11

How unbrick that device?
Is there any way?
After power on i have only blue led and black screen TV 🙁

ACEMAXKEN
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cnxsoft :
@ACEMAXKEN
Based on the price and latest firmware version, I guess your player is not a G-Box Midnight MX2, but the same hardware base with a different firmware. Am I right?

ha, you are right…..
same hw, even sw, just change logo….for OTA, i do not care….

Jan
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Jan

@cnxsoft
thanks

androidgadget11
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androidgadget11

@Jan
I know solution for Droid Stick A2 is very interesting,
but i don’t know what can I short on MX2 board 🙁
That is problem, where are TP14 pads to short?
Without that information i can’t connect my MX2 with PC via USB.

androidgadget11
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androidgadget11

@cnxsoft
I know that method.
But it is only for upgrade firmware.
I tried recovery my device with different versions of the firmware.
I tried that many time without results.
No bootloader options, no boot screen etc…
Always I have black screen on TV.

Must be other solution

Greetings

Aaron Johnson
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@Dead G-box

Top Hat is a hack of our product trying to strip certain parts from a JB firmware and manipulating their customers. If you download the firmware and use it on an m3 platform, anyone with common sense can see its not JB but ICS. To confirm go to Settings>About>Version – hit that option 7 times on the remote……you will see an ice cream sandwich and not Jelly beams. They just hacked our firmware and took the UI from it to mock and sell it as a Matricom G-box unit. Sorry it is a fraud and you should get your money back sir.

Konquerian
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Konquerian

has anybody seen a fix for the AV port problem yet? and does anybody know if AirPlay works on MX2?

acemaxken
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acemaxken

soon will be with mircast

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j1nx
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Aaron Johnson :
@Dead G-box
Top Hat is a hack of our product trying to strip certain parts from a JB firmware and manipulating their customers. ….

You say this, yet you guys do the exact same with the so called “Special” XBMC version !

Not any worthy changes, at least not really made by the company. Just some replaced splash screens and updated addons! (Talking about deception?)

You even go as far as removing the GPL license file and hence even the contributors file !!! So you don’t even comply to the GPL license, you are even willingly breaking it.

So please do not speak of “hacking into” and “deception”. Like some smart people once said; Don’t shit in your own garden.

JT
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JT

j1nx :

Aaron Johnson :
@Dead G-box
Top Hat is a hack of our product trying to strip certain parts from a JB firmware and manipulating their customers. ….

You say this, yet you guys do the exact same with the so called “Special” XBMC version !
Not any worthy changes, at least not really made by the company. Just some replaced splash screens and updated addons! (Talking about deception?)
You even go as far as removing the GPL license file and hence even the contributors file !!! So you don’t even comply to the GPL license, you are even willingly breaking it.
So please do not speak of “hacking into” and “deception”. Like some smart people once said; Don’t shit in your own garden.

I’ve got a graveyard of practically every android tv box made and the mx2 is the first box that Ive tried that plays hd content flawlessly. Your probably right about them slapping a logo in xbmc. I think what theyve done is developed a superior firmware that just works better with XBMC than all these other boxes. The reason I think that is because I’ve tried their xbmc on a bunch of my other boxes and it only works 100% on the mx2. It’ll run on all kinds of other devices but has sync issues and stutters but not on the mx2. Its proven to me that there’s something special about their firmware running on the box… not their version of xbmc.

j1nx
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@JT,

Oh I do believe they did it right with the Android firmware, nothing less the congratz on that one. If you take the same as the others but make it better than that should be there unique selling point, hence might favor them above the others.

acemaxken
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acemaxken

j1nx :
@JT,
Oh I do believe they did it right with the Android firmware, nothing less the congratz on that one. If you take the same as the others but make it better than that should be there unique selling point, hence might favor them above the others.

can u do one XBMC linux to run on the MX2?
now the new mx2 is 0510e, i have got the latest…..

j1nx
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acemaxken :

j1nx :
@JT,
Oh I do believe they did it right with the Android firmware, nothing less the congratz on that one. If you take the same as the others but make it better than that should be there unique selling point, hence might favor them above the others.

can u do one XBMC linux to run on the MX2?
now the new mx2 is 0510e, i have got the latest…..

Oh, we ae already working on a linux vrsion for the dual core amlogic chipset. At the moment we already testing and developing on multiple devices, but at this moment I am more in favour to lock that firmware to be loaded on ANY box except the GBox MX2…

dirkdeagle
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I distribute the n2Box in Canada and G-Box is nothing but an amlogic m6-8726 box what anyone can buy on Alibaba for 55$. G-Box DOES NOT MAKE THE FIRMWARE EITHER, there’s a huge misconception of what gbox actually is. It’s nothing but the Android Smart TV Box from Alibaba with label, and custom cardboard, which is the same as n2Box. G-Box DOES NOT MAKE THEIR FIRMWARE, orders of 500+ units from China gets you free firmware of THEIRS with your name on it.

We have the IDENTICAL firmware releases from the factory as we are IDENTICAL boxes in every way except n2Box isn’t lying and pretending. The only amlogic custom firmware for any box is licensed to n2Box by Amlogic. The demo firmware posted at http://n2news.com is the ONLY copy of actual AMLogic certified firmware bundled with XBMC included right in the software since OCTOBER 2012.

While n2Box and n2News were developing m3 firmwares and creating an AD FREE site for help and support G-box has done nothing but flood the internet with BOX AFTER BOX. One week they are USAwholesalers, then matricom, then Exoon, then androidxbmctv, if you really look and see, they are nothing but logo’s on each china box available on the market, they are using the firmware that CHINA provides with orders for clients, and marking up the boxes as if they had something to do with it, when infact it’s all part of the package from the chinese manufacturers. All they did was create confusion in an already confusing & uncertain market.

Android boxes are NOT fully functional yet. No brands have really been able to keep up with firmware, kernels, etc to improve on the boxes on the market. Instead the boxes just keep getting upgraded, dual core, quad core, … but the companies like AMLogic who LOCK their software along with geniatech (pivos) another case of misleading people into believing they created something geniatech does for you when you’re their client. these companies are the ones locking the boxes up and BRANDING them for us. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A GBOX CLONE, it’s a term created by G-box themselves to act as if someone copied them when the real story is, they are just reselling a chinese manufactured box that is really quite common and marking them up extremely high considering they expect you to learn, setup, and figure out XBMC yourself. At least n2Box comes with addons & repositories preinstalled. And at least n2Box has never backed down when it comes to what they believe in, XBMC for Android on MX-Series Amlogic Boxes.

G-box is amlogic, exoon is their rocketchip, g-box 2 is a rocketchip, slav (don’t know, don’t care).

these guys are literally just shopping on alibaba, and marking the price up. They created an entire market around selling people boxes that are so DISFUNCTIONAL that communities grew and grew to improve. Which they have. The only thing G-Box did right was build community of people from all around the world working together and helping each other with amlogic m3 set top boxes. The following is amazing. But It’s not g-box that should be taking credit for any of this. This would realistically be something to thank Amlogic for creating.

MX2 = n2Box Xtreme MX = Both MX BOXES with 1.6Ghz dual core processors, 1GB Ram, & 8GB Storage + Android 4.2.1
XIOS = Jynx = g-box midnight = n2box (1st gen) = MiniX ALL m3 BOXES with 1.5Ghz processor, 1GBRam, & 4GBStorage + Android 4.0.3.

JT
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JT

Im honestly not interested in linux on the MX2. The old midnight is plenty fast for it, not sure what new interesting feats could be accomplished by putting linux xbmc on it other than running a little faster. Since the mx2 seems to run xbmc perfectly fine for me in android why limit to only xbmc through linux? I understand the logic in the past – the m3 processor isnt very fast, optimize with linux because android is bloated. but that just doesnt seem to be the case anymore with hardware limitations removed.

tigervivi
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tigervivi

i agree with you, dirkdeagle