A few months ago I wrote about SinoVoip BPI-R1 board powered by Allwinner A20, and being a sort of hybrid media player / router system running Android with 5 Gigabit ports, Wi-Fi, HDMI output and SATA, but now somebody made an actual product which they call an “Android TV Box Wi-Fi Router” sold under the model name ZMT-330A, and based on Nufront NS115 dual core processor.
- SoC – Nufront NS115 dual core Cortex A9 @ 1.0GHz + Mali-400 GPU
- System Memory – Nufront: 512 MB DDR3 (1GB optional); Wi-Fi module: 32MB SDRAM (64MB optional)
- Storage – 4GB eMMC Flash (8 /16 GB optional) + micro SD slot; Wi-Fi module: 8MB SPI flash (16MB optional)
- Video Output – HDMI up to 1080p
- Video Codecs and Containers – AVI, H.265, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DIVD/DIVX, Real8/9/10, RM, RMVB, PMP, FLV, MP4, M4V, VOB, WMV, 3GP, MKV
- Connectivity – 2x 10/100M Ethernel ports (LAN and WAN), 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 2T2R up to 300 Mbps with two external antennas
- USB – 2x USB host port, 1x micro USB
- Misc – IR receiver, reset (recovery?) button, and power button. 5x LEDs on front panel.
- Power – 5V/2A
- Dimensions – N/A
- Weight – N/A
Based on these rather strange specifications, it would seem Nufront NS115 is handle the Android 4.2 part, and there may be a separate Wi-Fi SoC with 32 to 64 MB RAM and 8 to 8 MB SP I flash running a Linux? OS to handle the router part, which does not make a lot of sense. Nufront NS115 is also a relatively old processor (about 2 years old), and I reviewed an HDMI TV dongle based on NS115, and found it to be OK, but with not-so-good video playback capabilities. I thought the chip was dead in the water, but it’s still around apparently, and hopefully they’ve improved some of the shortcomings. If you’re a looking for a system with processor with some (GPL) source code, you can give it a pass.
Zome ZMT-330A can be purchased on Aliexpress for $69.99, but the seller has no feedback, and I could not find this device anywhere else.
Thanks to Gabe for the tip.