XBMC now works pretty well on several Android set-top boxes, but if XBMC is the only application you’re going to run on your device, you may prefer running XBMC in Linux to gain a bit in terms of performance. The only catch is that it’s not available yet, but J1nx posted a teaser video showing XBMC running in Geniatech ATV1200 set-top box.
The demo above outputs at 720p, hardware video decoding appears to be working, the user interface is rendered at 30fps with a video played in the background, and CPU usage is about 10 to 20%. Under the hood, the box is running Linux 3.0.50, with Linaro 2013.02 armhf rootfs and BusyBox 1.21. An image is not available yet, and there’s no ETA.
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.
A new one (Hi717)?
Sort of new. I had seen that one earlier – http://androidpc.es/blog/2013/07/02/enybox-tvbox-redondo/
Find it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=44928093
About the part: “A hardbrick is extremely unlikely unless the partition table of the device differs (A jtag is needed to fix a hardbrick).”
Maybe you could make the partition table available on XDA, so that people can check it matches the one in their device before flashing it.
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)
Yes i will add it soon