After tablets, mini PCs, laptops, and All-in-one PCs, Remix OS is getting on yet another form factor with MeegoPad A02 TV stick powered by Allwinner A83T octa-core Cortex A7 processor with 1 or 2GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB storage.
Jide’s Remix OS gained over 1.5 million support in USD on the famous crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter and Allwinner’s A83t SoC which is a high performance processor that is made for the rapid development of the Internet of Things.
MeeGoPad, the startup company that released the world’s first Intel powered Windows TV stick in 2014 raising over 560 thousand USD is partnering with Allwinner, Jide and SZOIL to launch a new product for people to back on Indiegogo the next couple, and we here at Tech Explicit have a lot of information about the product’s specs.
MeeGoPad is one such company that has now introduced the MeeGoPad A02, which happens to be its first-ever PC-on-a-stick that runs on Remix OS. The Chinese vendor has already listed the device as a crowdfunding venture on the website of retailer JD.com, and is currently accepting pre-orders for the same. The initial pricing seems to be fairly attractive, with the 1 GB RAM / 16 GB storage model being sold at 199 Yuan ($30), while the 2GB/32GB model carries a 299 RMB ($46) price-tag. Sadly, for people around the world, though, MeeGoPad is yet to clarify whether the device will be restricted to China only, or whether it has plans to eventually take it to global markets.
Remix OS, the platform was developed by Jide Technologies, and allows users to run Android apps on personal computers powered by Intel x86 and x86-64 processors. While Jide itself comes out with devices running Remix OS out of the box, other OEMs are also free to use the software in their devices, although, the software itself is closed-source unlike Android-x86.
Taking a quick look at the tech specs, the MeeGoPad A02 is powered by an Allwinner A83t ARM Cortex-A7 chip that comes with an integrated octa-core processor. As mentioned already, the device comes in two different RAM and storage configurations, with a base model sporting 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, while a more premium version comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. As for connectivity options, the MeeGoPad A02 stick PC comes with 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, a micro USB port for charging, a standard 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card reader. So while not exactly the cutting edge of technology, the product still looks fairly interesting for the price it is asking.
MeegoPad A02 specifications:
- SoC – Allwinner A83T octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 @ 2.0 GHz with PowerVR SGX544MP1 GPU
- System Memory – 1GB or 2GB DDR3L
- Storage – 16GB or 32GB eMMC flash, micro SD slot up to 128GB
- Video Output – HDMI up to 4K resolution
- Audio Output – HDMI, 3,5 mm headphone jack
- Connetivity – 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x micro USB port for power
- Misc – Power button
- Power Supply – 5V/2A via micro USB
- Dimensions – 110 x 43 x 9.9 mm
- Weight – 50 grams
You can check out the campaign on Indiegogo
starting from May, 28th 2016 in here. What do you think of the new TV stick? Let me know in the comment section below.