MEEGO-T01 HDMI TV Stick Supports Android, Windows 8.1, and Ubuntu/Linux

ARM based HDMI TV dongles have been available for over two years, mostly running Android, but the community has managed to install Linux desktop operating systems such as Ubuntu or Debian on these tiny gadgets with some limitations. But now that Intel is making low power SoC for tablets, at least one company has decided to make an HDMI TV stick powered by Intel “Bay Trail-T” Z3735F/G quad core processor, which can run Android, Windows 8.1, and Linux based desktop operating systems such as Ubuntu.

MEEGO-T01Meegopad MEEGO-T01 (aka APM-D01?) hardware specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Atom Z3735F / Z3735G “Bay Trail” quad core processor @ 1.33 GHz (Bust freq: 1.83 GHz) with Intel HD graphics (2W TDP)
  • System Memory
    • 1 GB DDR3L-1333 for Z3735G (32-bit up to 5.3 GB/s)
    • 2 GB DDR3L-1333 for Z3735F (64-bit up to 10.6 GB/s)
  • Storage – 16 or 32 GB eMMC + micro SD slot
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (Realtek RTL8723BS)
  • USB – 2x micro USB ports, 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Misc – Power button
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A via micro USB port.
  • Dimensions – 99.6 x 37.6 x 9.6 mm
  • Weight – 46 grams

Android and Windows 8.1 are supported according to the specifications, and Linux/Ubuntu is vaguely mentioned, so it may not be fully supported at this time, other Bay Trail-T mini PC can run Ubuntu with some caveats, so hopefully issues can be ironed out, and we can finally have an HDMI stick running Ubuntu / Debian with full 2D/3D GPU acceleration, and video hardware decoding support.

Intel_HDMI_TV_Stick_BoardThe PCB name is DAONH1MB6A0, and appears to have been designed by a Taiwanese public company called “HannStar Board Corporation“.

MEEGO-T01 / APM-D01 / Meegopad T01 (not sure of the name) is not available for retail yet, but it’s listed on Alibaba, as well as on Shenzhen APEC Electronic’s APM-D01 product page. I could not find any price information, except the very vague, and unreliable, “$1 to $70” on Alibaba.

[Update: you can now purchase MeegoPad T01 on DealExtreme for $99.99 for the 2GB/16GB version, and $109.99 for the 2GB/32GB version]

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MeegoPad T01 Android 4.4 & Windows 8.1 Mini PC Sells For as Low as $100SanderSpookMeego P01 mini PC with Intel Atom Z3735F, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC Sells for $125 (Promo)Gabe Recent comment authors
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adem
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adem

ohhhh my godddddd this will be Maddddddd window on stick all my noob friends are going to be shocked

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anon
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anon

Only n00bs use binary blobs, like Windows, OS X, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, etc..

All the cool kids write their own with asm, semi-nerds compile with already existing compilers. 😉

Tired_
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Tired_

Ah, but does it run MeeGo?

adem
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adem

@anon
so i guess i am a noob then o well

anon
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@adem
Heh, aren’t we all, I bet pretty much everyone has at least one blob system for use/backup.

Seriously though, pretty cool overall, too bad Intel is one of the bad guys, so nobody respecting fair business practises should favor other than x86 archs.

anon
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anon

@anon
s/nobody/anybody/

You silly n00b. 😀

Alex
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Alex

I found it on aliexpress under APM-D01

$110 ea @ 1
$60.5 ea @500
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sell-Mini-PC-with-both-Android-Windows-8-system/2044898752.html

qwiqooq
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qwiqooq

@Alex
A new seller selling a product without even a real product image, I’m wondering if anyone is willing to give em a try.

Chris
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Chris

@qwiqooq – I took a gamble on it. Less than 20% chance in my mind I get anything.

Alex
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Alex

@Chris @qwiqooq Please update if you receive it. Feel free to hit my G+ up if you do: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexBurton/posts

CSylvain
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Alex :
I found it on aliexpress under APM-D01
$110 ea @ 1
$60.5 ea @500
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sell-Mini-PC-with-both-Android-Windows-8-system/2044898752.html

The seller must be happy, already sold 76 in three days !

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John
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John

Both Z3735F and Z3735G are 64bit. It’s just that Z3735F can only see 1GB of RAM and Win 8.1 asks 2GB as a minimum.

Also in the specs you have in the article, Z3735F and Z3735G are reversed. Z3735G is the model with the 2GB, Z3735F is the one with the 1GB.

srikanth
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Can I connect this to projector which have a HDMI port and project?

Chris
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Chris

@Alex
Got a message from seller over the weekend. Does not sound like it is coming. I’m not willing to wait for it, so I will cancel after the guaranteed delivery time expires.

“Hi Chris ….,
How are you ? Thanks for your interesting into our products. Due to our heavy sample request for a lot of customers, now our sample shipping time will be sheduled to next middle month ,so if it’s possible we can delay the shipping time? Sorry for that . “

deadhp1
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I’m also on the waiting list for a sample of this little stick. I’m pretty excited!
Based off the emails they will be mass produced starting in mid-November.

From what I understand the Meego-T01 will have either Android or Windows 8.1 available. I’m not yet sure if they will ship dual booting or not.

I’m planning on remixing a Ubuntu livecd to run properly and install properly on this stick. Currently there are only a couple of distro’s that MIGHT boot on it, but won’t have working wifi. It needs a 32-bit bootloader and 64-bit os.

The hardest parts should be the rtl8723bs wifi which is working on some other tablets in linux, and the bluetooth which isn’t working yet in linux. I hear that the kernel will need to be patched to make the internal flash work in linux without a ton of errors being spit out.

Something to also keep in mind is that the Meego-T01 will not boot from the micro-sd card. However it should be possible to put a boot partition/kernel on the internal flash and have the filesystem on a micro-sd card.

qwiqooq
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qwiqooq

They posted a black-color version with dual system (Android and Windows) of this stick. It has real product images (and running) so I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious here.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sell-Mini-PC-with-both-Android-Windows-8-system/129653_32223626046.html

TH
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TH

This one better, 32gb.

Jibril
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Jibril

TH :
This one better, 32gb.

keep in mind that the Black version has 1 micro-usb, while the White ones has 2 micro-usb

qwiqooq
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qwiqooq

This store on AliExpress has promotion and real product images. Check them out if you are interested:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Latest-windows-mini-pc-windows8-1-Android4-4-dual-OS-mini-pc-dongle-win8-mini-pc/32230037464.html

Personally I’m waiting for a Windows mini PC in the form factor of the Rikomagic V5.

Gabe
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Gabe
Jibril
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Jibril

Gabe :
Same store has windows 8.1 box, but it is expensive at $251:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Latest-Intel-Z3735F-Quad-Core-Windows8-1-Android-Dual-OS-MINI-PC-win8-mini-pc-HTPC/32220830347.html

only for today (11 nov) is 50% off

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[…] Meego-T01 is an HDMI TV Stick based on Intel Atom Z3735G/F quad core processor that sells for about $100 + shipping, but it now has a big brother called Meego P01 with the same Intel Atom Z3735G, 2GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC and various port, that sells for $125.50 including shipping for the next 24 hours. Normal price is listed as being $251, but that’s most probably a lie as most other discount for Aliexpress 11.11 day sales festival. Nevertheless, I still believe it’s a good deal for $125.50, just not 50% discount as the listing implies. […]

Spook
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Spook

I’m looking for an analysis of the partitions on this system. I got a similar device released by Lemel in Taiwan. They decided not to include Android in the system and the BIOS will only run a 32bit installer so I’m unable to install 64bit windows on it.

Sander
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Sander

Any idea of the BoM of such a device? I read the Intel Atom Z3735F is already 17 USD.

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[…] MeegoPad T01, also known as APM-D01, is a low cost Android 4.4 and/or Windows 8.1 HDMI TV dongle powered by Intel Bay-Trail-T Z3735F or G with 1 to 2GB RAM, and 16 to 32GB eMMC. It has become quite popular (for a Chinese product from an unknown board), and one seller managed to sell nearly 400 pieces of the 2GB RAM/16GB eMMC version on Aliexpress for about $130 shipped. But this morning, I discovered this Windows 8.1 HDMI TV stick was listed on DealExtreme for just $93.50 $99.99 including shipping, and if you want the 32GB eMMC version, it would cost you $104.39 $109.99 also including shipping. […]