Shenzhen Geniatech shows a pretty impressive ARM Cortex-A9 AmLogic (Single Core 800Mhz) Set-top-box which they have told me can actually be sold in bulk starting at $70, here I interview their product manager about their status, where they want to bring this product, if he thinks they could be getting Google TV software for this.
- Geniatech Android TV Set-Top-Box (armdevices.net)
See how this small Chinese Android tablet maker makes it happen, how they do it, see UtopiaCN's boss show his new 10" Freescale i.MX51 powered Android tablet, with tea and cigarettes, meet the creator of the famous Apad Android Tablets line, he says he was the first to introduce the ipad-copies and that everyone else copied his copies. They specialize in making Freescale i.MX51 and later i.MX53 tablets, and they also have some AmLogic PCBs lying around. Find more information about them and order their products at http://utopiacn.com
Also watch my other videos in my series "Shenzhen Behind the Scenes":
1: Hongda Factory tour
2: utopiacn, Apad Android Tablet maker
3: Richtechie.com, Freescale i.MX51/53 PCB designer
4: Walking around the Shenzhen smartphone market
5: 3Gnet Factory Tour
World's cheapest ARM Cortex-A9 Tablet thus far (single core), it is to be sold at $95 FOB Shenzhen, meaning for orders of at least 500 pieces. Add taxes, import, licences, profit margins and the retail price in Europe and USA may be around $149/149€.
Here are the specs:
AmLogic 8726-M ARM Cortex-A9 Single Core 800Mhz
ARM Mali-400 graphics
Android 2.2 (2.3, 3.0 updates possible, depends on Google policies)
7" resistive (capacitive available for about $30 extra)
WiFi, Bluetooth, Accelerometer
USB 2 host/device connector
HDMI output with 1080p full video codecs support (maximum video bitrate to be tested later.. Do you know of online benchmarks for video playback on this AmLogic, please write in comments)
Flash 10.1, 3G Dongle, GPS (optional, requires extra module)
Find more information or contact the manufacturer at http://www.kinstone.net
www.moonse.com.cn is showing this 7" AmLogic 800mhz ARM Cortex-A9 based tablet. Showing some of its impressive Mali-400 graphics capabilities on a HDTV, basically it's like having a PS3 console in your pocket. They are also making 8" 4:3 and 10.1" 16:9 versions as well.
Available now. ARM Cortex-A9 Single-core AmLogic based 7" tablet 800mhz performance for below $95 in bulk.
Shenzhen Geniatech Co. Ltd presents some interesting Android Powered Set-top-boxes. These could be sold for around $100 like the Apple TV or Roku box, but they just run the full Android OS including support for lots of video codecs. While Android is not yet really optimized for use on a TV with a remote control, this type of device will support the Google TV software (in this case, without HDMI pass-through overlay features) pretty soon once Google releases that software source code. As you can see on androidauthority.com, it has an AmLogic ARM Cortex-A9 800Mhz processor. Same ARM cortex-A9 platform as used by InnoDigital for their next generation WebTube product.
They are showing Samsung Hummingbird ARM Cortex-A8 model available now for $168 and showing their next generation running on ARM Cortex-A9 , they have a cool bunch of remote controls with Android buttons, shortcuts and even gyroscope based RF remote controller.
AmLogic 1.2Ghz ARM Cortex-A9, 8" 800x600 screen, could be an affordable such option.