Geanee Japan develops their version of an Android-on-a-stick device, the ADH-42. Aside from the slightly upgraded specs, it uses the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, and has an available market alternative to Google Play.

 

How many of you remembered that nifty Android innovation called Cotton Candy? Well, it seems that the Japanese also have their version of these "gum box" PC's. In fact this one might even actually be a step more advanced than Cotton Candy or even the MK802, with its slightly upgraded specs, the use of a more advanced OS version, and the availability of an alternative online app market.

The ADH-42 is a pocket micro-PC that is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The unit is used by connecting it to an HDMI port, so it can be used on regular televisions as well as PC monitors. It is powered by a 1.5 Ghz Cortex-A9 dual-core CPU, has 1 GB of RAM and has 4GB of internal memory. The unit is also Wi-Fi enabled, and is capable of full HD display.

Like most Android-on-a-stick products, it does not have direct Google Play support. However, the ADH-42 has a convenient alternative in the form of the Tapnow Market, providing the user with an online outlet to add apps to the device. This is probably the most critical and distinct feature that the ADH-42 has, enabling it to be used almost perfectly like a regular Android unit.

Available ports on the ADH-42 include one host USB port, one power supply microUSB port, another microUSB port for data transfer and software updates, an HDMI port and a microSD card slot. Compatible media formats for the ADH-42 are AVI / WMV / MOV / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / MKV / FLV for videos, JPEG / BMP / PNG / GIF for images, and WMA / MP3 / WAV for audio files.

The ADH-42 is available in Japan for 9,980 yen (108 USD), almost half the price of the Cotton Candy, and is just a bit more expensive than the MK802.

Source: ITMedia (JP), PCWatch (JP), Geanee (JP)