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Rikomagic MK802 history

The original MK802 Android mini PC showed us that we could have an entire Android PC on something the size of a flash drive. But this was only the beginning. PCs that run Android are coming. And sooner or later, you’ll probably own one.

The Rikomagic MK802 Android mini PC was the first device of its kind. Until it came out, the only Android devices we’d seen were smartphones and tablets. We knew that Android was destined to be on all sorts of devices eventually. It’s able to run on lower-power, lower-performance hardware. The PC on a stick devices, though, took us all by surprise.

With an Android PC stick you can make your old TV or extra monitor into a full-fleged smart TV, as long as it has an HDMI port. Then what you get is the full Android 4.1 experience. Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean for all the Fan-droids out there- was optimized for larger screens than previous versions of Android. It’s still an OS designed for phones and tablets, so resolution can be a little jagged on large TVs, but Android 4.1 was certainly an improvement.

Rikomagic MK802 Mini PC Specs

The specs are nothing too impressive in general, but for under $100, it’s not too bad at all.

  • Android 4.0 (can also boot Ubuntu)
  • single core 1.5 Ghz Cortex A8 processor
  • ARM Mali-400 GPU
  • 4GB storage
  • 512 MB
  • HDMI port
  • microSD slot

Newer Versions of the MK802

The MK802II didn’t improve a whole lot on the first version, but it added power protection, and a lower price:

  • Android 4.0 (can also boot Ubuntu)
  • single core 1.5 Ghz Cortex A8 processor
  • ARM Mali-400 GPU
  • 4G storage
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • HDMI port
  • microSD slot
  • ESD circuit for power stability
  • lower price

The MK802III doubled the performance of almost every part of the unit:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (can also boot Ubuntu)
  • dual core 1.6 Ghz Cortex A9 processor
  • AMD Z340 GPU
  • 8GB storage
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • HDMI port
  • microSD slot

The MK802IIIs is the latest version and it brought a few needed improvements:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (can also boot Ubuntu)
  • dual core 1.6 Ghz Cortex A9 processor
  • ARM Mali-400 GPU
  • 8GB storage
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • HDMI port
  • Bluetooth
  • microSD card slot

Check out this site for more detailed reviews of Android PCs.

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