MINIX NEO X7 Quad Core Set-top Box Redesigned, Available Soon

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When MINIX unveiled their RK3188 based MINIX NEO X7 at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in April, they showcased a new enclosure design. Many people seemed to dislike the new “Lamborghini” casing, but the company listened to complains, and redesigned it to a more traditional casing, very similar to the one used for NEO X5.

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MINIX NEO X7

The company also disclosed the official specifications.

  • SoC- Quad core Cortex A9 processor with quad core Mali-400 GPU (Rockchip RK3188)
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB NAND Flash + SD/MMC card reader (SD 3.0, MMC V4.41)
  • Connectivity:
    • 802.11 b/g/n Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 / 5GHz) with external antenna
    • 3G support via external USB dongle (not provided)
    • 10/100M Ethernet (Supports hotspot sharing via Wi-Fi)
    • Bluetooth V4.0
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4a, full HD 1080p, 3D movie file format supported
  • Audio Output/Input – HDMI 1.4a two channels, optical S/PDIF AC3 multi-channel, headphone and microphone jacks
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 port + micro USB OTG port
  • Misc – IR sensor
  • Power Supply – 5V/3A

This media player runs Android 4.2.2, and is said to come with a remote. The company also announced MINIX NEO X7 will be available at the end of July, beginning of August, but price has not been disclosed yet.

[Update: They’ve also posted specifications for their MINIX NEO A2 Air Mouse (dual sided with QWERTY keyboard and microphone/speaker), also available in July/August, but no word on pricing yet].

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Saw one at ali already for usd 138, http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEO-X7-andriod-4-2-2-Rockchip-RK3188-Quad-Core-Cortex-A9-1-6GHz-1-8GHz/1068926522.html
ofc not sure whether they are really available now, but the shop has an above average reputation.

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But does this MINIX run Minix (the OS from Andrew Tanenbaum, which led Linus to develop Linux) … ? 😉

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Sander :
But does this MINIX run Minix (the OS from Andrew Tanenbaum, which led Linus to develop Linux) … ?

Probably not or barely; minix for arm is still quite limited wrt drivers.

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[…] officially announced their first quad core Android media player, named NEO X7, in early July, and it’s now available for around $140 on sites such as Aliexpress and […]

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[…] the company that designs and manufacture Android media player such as the MINIX NEO X7, has just launched the MINIX Developer Challenge, and offers prizes up to $5,000 to the best user […]

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[…] the community, it’s now as easy as flashing an image for the Raspberry Pi, as long as you own Minix Neo X7, PQ Labs iStick A350-SSD, Radxa Rock development board, or Rikomagic MK802IV (AP6210 or 8188EU […]