Tencent and Skyworth Have Launched Rockchip RK3288 based miniStation Game Console in China

Tencent, the company behind the popular QQ chat program, and Skyworth a TV and audio visual manufacturer have worked together to launch a second version of miniStation game console powered by Rokchip RK3288 processor for $499 CNY ($75 US) in China.miniStation game console specifications: SoC – Rockchip RK3288 quad core ARM Cortex-A17 @ 1.8 GHz with Mali-T720 GPU System Memory – 2GB DDR3 Storage – 8GB eMMC Flash, and micro SD card slot up to 128 GB Video & Audio Output – HDMI up to 4K resolution Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band Wi-Fi USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports Power Supply – 5V/2A The console runs TencentOS based on Android, and ships with an HDMI cable, a power cable, and a user’s manual. A bundle is a wireless gamepad is also offered for 100 RMB ($15) more. Supported (or re-loaded?)  games include Nova 3, Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5, and others. The console also provide access to various movies, …

Skyworth Announces K100 Smart TV, GS100 and GS300 Set-Top Boxes with “Google services for Smart TV” Powered by Marvell ARMADA 1500 Plus

What do company executives do when a product is not selling as expected? They organize a board meeting, deliberate for hours, and come up with a brilliant idea like “Let’s change the name!”. If I count correctly, this year would have been the release of products based on Google TV 4.0, but the company decided to scrap it, and this year, we have devices with “Google services for Smart TV” thanks to Skyworth K100 Smart TV, as well as GS100 and GS300 set-top boxes, all powered by Marvell ARMADA 1500 Plus SoC. Marvell published a press release yesterday detailing the news: Continuing its leadership in the Smart Home ecosystem, Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced a partnership with Skyworth, a global TV maker, to deploy Smart TVs and set-top boxes with Google services for Smart TV. The new offerings are powered by Marvell’s ARMADA® 1500 Plus (88DE3108) system-on-chip (SoC) platform, a full HD media processor designed for a vast array of …