Tanix TX6 Allwinner H6 TV Box Gets Android 9.0 Firmware

The first Android 9.0 TV boxes appeared a few months ago in some Rockchip RK3328 based models, Amlogic also showcased Android 9 Pie in S905X2 / S905Y2 TV box reference platforms, but so far I don’t think I had heard about Android 9.0 for Allwinner processors.

But GeekBuying and Aliexpress are now listing Wechip / Tanix TX6 Allwinner H6 TV box previously launched with Android 7.1, with Android 9.0 Pie instead for $39 and up.

Allwinner H6 Android 9.0 TV BoxHere’s a reminder of Tanix TX6 hardware specifications:

  • SoC – AllWinner H6 quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor up to 1.5 GHz with Mali-T720MP2 GPU
  • System Memory – 4GB DDR3
  • Storage – 32GB eMMC flash, micro SD card slot up to 128GB
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0a up to 4K @ 60hz with HDR support
  • Audio I/F – HDMI, coaxial S/PDIF
  • Video Playback
    • H.265/HEVC Main/Main10 profile @ level 5.2 high-tier up to 4K @ 60fps / 6K @ 30 fps
    • VP9 Profile 0/2, up to 4K @ 30fps
    • H264/AVC BP/MP/[email protected], MVC, up to 4Kx2K @ 30fps
    • MKV, MP4, Blu-ray ISO, 3D MVC…
    • SmartColor 3.0 image optimization engine
  • Connectivity – 10/100Mbps Ethernet, dual band 802.11b/g/n WiFi (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 4.1 with internal + external antennas
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB3.0 port
  • Misc – IR receiver, front panel display
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 10.5 x 10.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Weight – 180 grams

Allwinner H6 TV Box 2T2R WiFiThe TV box ships with an IR remote control, an HDMI cable, a power adapter, and a user manual. The updated Android 9.0 is combining with the existing ALICE UX launcher.

If you already own Tanix TX6, I’d assume an OTA update might do the trick, but if not, you could always download H6_9.0_4Gddr_8822bs_20190114 firmware and install it from a USB flash drive.

Nobody has reviews of Tanix TX6 with Android 9.0 Pie just yet, but reviews  with Android 7.0 (here and there) are generally positive, except for the limited 10/100Mbps Ethernet, “old” Android 7.0, Netflix limited to 480p, and YouTube to 1080p.

Via AndroidPC.es

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HOW did you update it ? i got the .img file, but can’t update it from any windows tool ?

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Ok i could do the update… what’s sad is that it’s still Android and not Android TV.. and as such it thinks it’s a phone. 🙁

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I didn’t. I extracted the boot.img and looked at the kernel version.

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AllWinner H6 can render a 4K openGLES surface?
No 4K video, a 4K accelerated app or a 4K webview?

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Dears, How to connect SPDIF Port. By selection the Audio Out in settings, there is no light emitting in the port.