Mini Android UG007 PC with Jelly Bean 4.1

 Mini Android UG007 PC with Jelly Bean 4.1

It looks like a USB drive, but it's actually an Android mini PC.

Mini PCs powered by Google Android haven’t caught on just yet, but still the movement to mass produce power efficient devices using Google’s mobile OS is gathering momentum.  If you’re willing to explore Android as more than just a tablet/smartphone enhanced platform, then perhaps the UG007 may be able to get your started.

The UG007 looks like a USB stick, but it’s actually an “HDMI” stick that hooks up directly to your HDMI capable monitor/TV.  Once the UG007 is attached to your display, you can run the on board Android Jelly Bean 4.1 as if it was a tablet—minus the touchscreen, that is. 

 Mini Android UG007 PC with Jelly Bean 4.1

A 1.2Hz dual-core Rockchip RK3066 with the Mali 400 hums underneath the tiny shell, and that’s a lot of horses for something that costs just around $80.  The UG007 also features 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD), 1 USB 2.0 port, and of course the HDMI output.

Connectivity-wise, the UG007 has built in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, as well as support for external 3G.  If there are any downsides to this particular device, it’s the fact that it’s powered by a Rockchip.  Devices featuring the Rockchip CPU tend to stay limited to the OEM’s OS, hence, no fooling around much with the system later on.

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