Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More pictures of M7 and Sense 5.0

It seems that yesterday pictures of M7 were not a fake. Today we have another portion of promising photos, this time published by androidpolice.com.
Source: www.androidpolice.com
Watermark on the screen makes those s trustworthy. It's a common watermark used by in beta-software. Looking at the lock-screen I can say that 5.0 is not that minor update as some have stated. I must say I'm getting more and more excited about it. And this is the back of the device:
Source: www.androidpolice.comThe back of the device seems to be made from the same material as One X+. Actually it looks quite the same with only flash led moved to the other side and slightly different camera body.
There are also more screenshots of Sense 5.0.
Source: www.androidpolice.com
The one on the left seems to be some kind of wther app connected with initial setup screen or some social center. In the center and the right you can see more details about incoming software like SDK API or kernel version. The rest is protected by , which is also very common in beta-software. It looks quite promising, don't you think so?
UPDATE 24.01.2013

Here are some more screenshots taken on Droid DNA device by mdeejay from xda-developers:

This looks very good! Hopefully we'll see new UI on One X/X+ as well.

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RK3188 Full Specs Revled

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockchip (Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd) today debuted its RK3188, a new eration quad-core processor at CES2013 in Las Vegas.

RK3188 is the first chipset based on28nm processfrom Chinese IC design company, which comes with a new revolution of lding technology in the global mobile Internet industry. Based on quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 architecture, RK3188 attains grt CPU performance as high as 1.8GHz frequency, and the GPU is also a powerful quad-core "giant", ARM Mali-400 MP4 @533MHz. Along with the powerful quad-core CPU performance, RK3188 hasa high performance dedied 2D processor and high-speed inter chip interface. It is also a perfect supportfor super-high resolution displays and GPS baseband, and can support Android4.2 and further versions of Android OS. "RK3188is a 1H2L solution, which is known as being high-performance, low-consumption, and low-cost," said Chen Feng, CMO of Rockchip. "The debut of RK3188 will fuel the evolution of the mobile Internet industry, marching into the quad-core era, starting from the tablet market."
Rockchip has well prepared a big visual fst of tablets for its guests to view at CES2013. By presentinga grt variety of quad-core, dual-core and single-core tablets and phone devices, Rockchip is also presenting its innovative E-Home solution and multi-purpose eduion tablet appliion.Attendees were welcome to visit Rockchip's booth at CES2013: South1 No.21455
RK3188 Ftures:• High Performance Mobile Appliion Processer• 28nm HKMG process with low age and high performance
• Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with up to 1.8GHz speed
• Quad-core Mali-400 GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and OpenVG 1.1, up to 500Mhz
• High performance dedied 2D processor
• Full memory support, including DDR3, DDR3L and LPDDR2
• 1080P@60fps multi-format der
• 1080P@30fps encoding for H.264 and vp8
• Embedded 60bit/s ECC for MLC NAND, 16bit data width to improve performance
• Support MLC NAND Flash, iNAND Flash, eMMC/SDMMC and USB booting
• Dual panel display with multi-layer, with maximum 2048x1536 resolution support
• One USB OTG 2.0, one USB Host2.0 interface and High-Speed Inter Chips interface
• Support RMII Ethernet interface
• Embedded GPS baseband

Source: Yahoo Finance

3 Port HDMI Switcher supporting 1080P for PS3 HD

Because my LED Vortex 26K2 model has only one HDMI connection input, I manage to solve this inconvenient buying from Aliexpress.com a 3 Port HDMI Switcher Switch Splitter, its price is under 10 bucks and has free shipping around the world.

So, I'm very happy now, because my LED Vortex 26K2 full HD 1080 model is now a Smart , thanks to this HDMI Switcher and my Rikomagic MK802II & MK802IIIS Android sticks.

Conclusion: I have paid 215 USD for my brand new LED Vortex 26K2 model, 10 USD for the HDMI switcher, 46 USD for Rikomagic MK802II and Rikomagic MK802IIIS cost only 60 USD. Now, for only 330 USD I have a very powerfull and superb Smart LED, best in class. :))

This is high performance mini HDMI Amplifier Switcher. This kind of HDMI Amplifier Switcher not only has the -press-switching function ,but also has the IR remote control and lit function . that is to say ,as soon as the power supply of the source equipment is switched . This switcher will respond automatically . In addition ,It is equipped with standard IR extender receiver : safe and convenient . This kind of HDMI Amplifier Switcher routes high definition (in multiple resolutions up to 1080p) and digital audio from any one of the several sources to display units. All inputs accommodate the connections of the high definition sources simultaneously, compatible well for HD-, SKY-STB, PS3, Xbox36etc. The output sends the high definition audio/ signals to a high definition display.


100% Brand New.
Weight: 65g
Size (about): 8.0 x 5.8 x 1.8 cm

This Mini HDMI Amplifier Switcher has many ftures that enable it to perform in a superior manner. Among those ftures you will find:

High quality HDMI switcher with lit function
Multifunctional on switching: lit or mechanical
3-group input 1-group output
Supports with HDMI1.3b
Full HD 1080p
Support 12-bit Deep Color
High performance up to 2.5Gbps
No power needed (If the input equipment is standard, otherwise power needed)
Multifunctional on switching : lit or mechanical
lit Function: When supplied with power, this switcher will select the power-on source device depending on the sequence automatically ( input1>input2>iput3 )
This converter taking into account the infrared remote control and manually enter the control input ( input1>input2>iput3 )
Once the source device is turned off or plugged out ,the switcher will automatically select the next power-on source depending on the sequence automatically ( input1>input2>iput3 )

When the source devices are on the stand-by mode ,its power supply should be turned off ,otherwise this switcher can not meet lit function
When plugged in or out ,this switcher is completely lit

Package Content:
1 x Mini HDMI Switcher
1 x Remote Control

How to install Cyanomod 10 Rom on your Rikomagic MK802II

All the credits for this mod belongs to servili007 user from Rikomagic MK802 Forums. Thanks mate! So for details go and rd this post here, as the man suggested, and if you like it, let's buy him a beer! Here is another mirror for the Cyanomod 10 Rom download.
So take a look to this short , hope it is helpful.

Rikomagic Remote, DroidMote or Air Mouse?

Rikomagic Remote, DroidMote or Air Mouse? This is the question! Last night I spent some minutes and played with all these three remotes control, and I must say that I surely prefer the hardware solution, that in my case is the Rikomagic MK702 Fly Air Mouse.

A few words about Rikomagic MK702 model: - Especially designed for MK802 Series, so all the buttons are very useful, such as menu / mute / play / pause;
- Perfect fit for fashionable people, beeing very comfortable to use with its mini and slight ergonomic body build;
- Adopt 2.4 G wireless technology, with its supper strong experiencing function, smooth operation, powerful study function, Combining together mouse and IR remote control;
- Suitable for set-up box / PP / PC/ Media Presentation / HD media player;
- Compatible with /Mac/Android/Linux;
- it is not expansive, the price here is only 20 bucks.

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HD : 3G Network Connection on Rikomagic MK802IIIS stick via MF110 dongle

Hello Everybody. In this chapter I'll show you how to get 3G internet connection on your Rikomagic MK802IIIS stick, MF110 dongle, from Digi Net Mobil (Romania).

Hardware demands:
1. Rikomagic MK802IIIS stick Android Stick;
2. MF110 dongle with activated SIM.

Appliions needed (free download from Play Store):
1. SuperSU
2. PPP Widget.

SuperSU settings
- check 'Activate Superuser' --> download and install update. - in appliions tab, choose for PPP Widget the 'Allow' option for acces and save.
PPP Widget settings- Complete the APN field with the word 'internet'- @ 'Calling ' put '#777'- the rest like in the .
To have in mind:- your firmware version must to has root acces; (you can check that with Root Checker.) BTW, mine is the official 20121220 version, it came with the stick.

HD: Mele firmware A10 neutral version 20130102 installed on Rikomagic MK802II, part 2

Late last night I had tested a litlle bit more the Mele firmware installend on Rikomagic MK802II. In a very few words I can say about this firmware is that:- this version runs very smoothly and fast;- the air mouse Rikomagic MK702 works out-of-the-box- this version can rd multiple USB flash s through an USB hub;- this version has root acces- with my VX800 webcam I only managed to have in Skype, without any audio.

You can watch the first part here.

HD : First impressions Hands-on MK802IIIS Android 4.1 Mini PC

Although it was very late in the night, I could't resist last night and I had tested for the first time the new Rikomagic MK802IIIS Android Mini PC, toghether with the Rikomagic air mouse MK702.

I played with this amazing adult toy about 30 minutes, and the feeling was incredible good. The Rikomagic MK802IIISrund the latest Android version, Jelly Bn 4.1.1, and toghether with the Rikomagic air mouse MK702 makes a gorgeous drm tm. The firmware the stick came with is 20121220, is rooted, scored 7.368 points in Antutu Benchmark, runs very fast and seems to be rock solid. This version of firmware managed to see multiple USB flash s through an USB hub, also it was able with no problem to see and acces my 8 Network Places. The audio and quality in Skype is very good, using my VX800 webcam.

So, in conclusion, everything worked just fine last night; I'll be back with news and details about appliions, firmware upgrades and many orher things in the next chapters, so keep an eye on this blog for more to come.

In this post here you'll find the unboxing ofRikomagic MK802IIIS.

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Android Developer Story: Smule

Check out our latest Android developer story, this one from Smule, crtors of AutoRap, Magic Piano, and Songify.

In this short , the Smule tm talks about their experiences launching on Android, the explosive global growth they’ve seen on Google Play, and some of the techniques they use to market and monetize their products effectively across the world.

Visit the Spotlight pages in the Android Developers site to see our growing list of developer stories.
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Rikomagic MK802IIIS Android 4.1 Mini PC

I had just received yesterday the Rikomagic MK802IIIS HDMI Stick, toghether with the MK702 Air Remote and I'm very plsed by the design and quality of the new and improved version of Rikomagic MK802 series device. I alrdy own a Rikomagic MK802II stick and I like them both because a HDMI Android stick like this is a grt Media Player and turns instantly a dump L/LED/Plasma into a fancy Smart . Running Android 4.1, the MK802IIIS Mini PC is designed for versatility and convenience, and when it is plugged directly into any HDMI input display it become a complete Media Center with internet browsing and an excelent game console.

The MK802IIIS is a little bit larger than a flash pen drive and the package includes HDMI cable, USB power cable, USB OTG adapter and User Manual in english. I got the version with 8 GB space of internal memory and Bluetooth chip.

Small and PowerfulThe new Rikomagic Dual Core MK802IIIS msures just 90mm long, but despite its small size it managed to fit the blazingly fast RK3066 SOC inside for super snappy performance, it is at lst twice as fast as the previous eration MK802 mini PC, so there's no lag here! The MK802III takes its power from a spare USB port on your /Display, which mns there's no unsightly wires and on most modern 's it can be completely hidden.

Quad Core Graphics
Fancy gaming? The MK802IIIS ftures a Quad Core Mali Graphics Proccessor which mns its finally possible to bring your favourite Android 3D shooter to the big screen! It's no lie the MK802IIIS is one of the fastest Android devices around, the combined power of the RK3066 SoC and Mali Graphics allow stunning performance in full HD resolutions. The onboard hardware der and DLNA support allows rltime strming of HD from a USB drive or NAS device.

Get connected. Stay connected.
The MK802IIIS ftures 1 x Full Size USB Host, 1 x Micro USB (for power) and 1 x Micro USB Host (OTG). There's also a Micro SD card slot for expanding the storage on the device, up to 32 GB. You can also plug in any removable media. The MK802III comes with built in WIFI and the 8GB version is available with internal Bluetooth.

All the best Apps
The MK802IIIS comes with JellyBn 4.1, the latest Android OS which includes the Google Play Store so you can have access to hundreds of thousands of apps right on your .
Recommandation: use the FullScreen button to watch this slideshow.

Model#: MK802 IIIS
CPU: RK3066 Dual Core
GPU: Quad- Core 2D/ 3D/ OpenGL ES2.0(AMD Z430)/ OpenVG1.1
OS: Android 4.1
Main Frequency: Cortex-A9,Up to 1.6GHZ
Memory: 4GB/8GB
Expand Micro SD: T-Flash (Maximum support 32GB)
Format: WMV / ASF / MP4 / 3GP / 3G2M4V / AVI / MJPEG / RV10 / DivX / VC-1 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / H.263 / H.264 / 1280*720P HD 30 fps, 1080P/720*480 D1 30fps
Audio Format: / WMA / APE / FLAC / AAC /OGG / AC3 / WAV
Music: Can be connected to the Internet, listen to music online
Picture format: Max.8000x8000 JPEG BMP GIF PNG
WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
Flash: Supports Flash Player v. 11.1
Ports: HDMI (male), Micro SD slot, USB host, USB power port; LED(Blue)
Accessories: HDMI cable, USB power cable, manual, USB power adapter (optional)
Unit Size (mm): 90mm*40mm*13mm

Manufacturer website - www.rikomagic.com

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Evolution of Renderscript Performance

Posted by R. Jason Sams, Android Renderscript Tech Ld

It’s been a yr since the last blog post on Renderscript, and with the relse of Android 4.2, it’s a good time to talk about the performance work that we’ve done since then. One of the major goals of this past yr was to improve the performance of common -processing operations with Renderscript.

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Figure 1. Renderscript -processing benchmarks run on different Android platform versions (Android 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2) in CPU only on a Galaxy device.

Figure 2. Renderscript -processing benchmarks comparing operations run with GPU + CPU to those run in CPU only on the same 10 device.

When you set out to improve performance, the first task is to msure it. To do this, we built a -processing benchmark suite. The tests msure how long it takes to apply a given processing operation to a roughly 1.7 million pixel bitmap. We then ran the benchmark using the same APK on the Galaxy and normalized the results from Ice Crm Sandwich to 1.0.

We made a few major improvements between ICS and Jelly Bn, which significantly reduced the overhd of short scripts as well as the cost of getting elements out of alloions. Going from Android 4.1 to Android 4.2, we added a of performance improvements to the math library. Our hardware partners also made major contributions; ARM in particular provided numerous compiler improvements which grtly improved our ability to erate vector .

Android 4.2 introduced another much more important change: For the first time on any mobile platform. we can use the GPU as a compute device. When run on a device that supports GPU compute, that same benchmark APK will run on the GPU. The chart in Figure 2 is normalized to the same basis as Figure 1.

The Cortex A15 in 10 is a very good CPU. However, that doesn’t mn we should lve resources idle. The Mali T604 is a very flexible and capable compute device capable of executing a large subset of RenderScript functionality. The green bar in Figure 2 shows what we can do when the Mali is enabled for RS compute. No effort is required on an app developer's part to enable this acceleration; the device will inspect ch script and decide which processor to run things automatically. It’s important to note that some scripts can’t be run on the GPU, and such scripts will automatically run on the CPU.

The best part is it doesn’t end here. Performance work is an ongoing effort. RenderScript performance in appliions will continue to improve over time as we continue to improve the platform.

To lrn more about using Renderscript, see the Renderscript Computation developer's guide.
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One X+ give-away winner is...

I'm happy to announce, that the winner of One X+ give-away contest is...

The winner should send me a private message via Twitter within 7 days with his e-mail address. After 7 days of no contact from the winner, I'll randomly pick another winner.


This was the first, but not the last contest. Next time you'll probably have a chance to win brand new flagship device - One. Good luck!
PS. Since some users have issues with their tweeter accounts, next give-away will be based on different rules to encourage even more people!

Reviews of Fonepad, Android Tablet Add Phone

Fonepad is not the first tablet phone, previously had a lot of manufacturers that offer tablet plus phone, their device on the electronics market known as Phabet. Manufacturers saw the market gap between the 7-inch tablet with a smartphone.
Since the 7-inch tablet has a small size, sy to carry more users such as mobile . Manufacturers phabet hoping to meet the needs of tablet users as well as mobile phone users.
Phabet is a relatively new market segment, manufacturers are faced with a tendency phabet user: Are fairly comfortable using a phone with a larger size than the smartphone that smaller and thinner?
Android tablet that alrdy had the market trying to get into this market gap by launching Fonepad.The device was introduced at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, 25 February 2013. The plan will be marketed globally in April 2013.
Aside from being a tablet, Fonepad has ftures to support the functions of a mobile phone. The device is equipped with a Micro-SIM card slot which can also be used to connect to the 3G network .. For internal memory provided two options, 8GB or 16GB. If less memory, expandable with microSD up to 32GB.
Fonepad is a phone tablet that uses the latest operating system based on Android, which is version 4.1 Jelly Bn. Fonepad uses a capacitive touch screen msuring 7-inch with 1280 x 800 pixels. The screen uses a black frame, while the rr panel is available in gray and gold.
To gain access speed of 1.2GHz, the performance Fonepad equipped with Atom Z2420 processor and supported by 1GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX540 graphics processor unit. Fonepad use 4.270mAh capacity battery is claimed to last up to 9 hours of continuous use.
Like most cell , Fonepad is also equipped rr camera with a 3 megapixel power and a 1.3 megapixel front camera. Fonepad be sold at a price of 249 U.S. dollars, buyers can use two devices at once, tablets and mobile .
FONEPAD Specifiion

OS : Android 4.1 Jelly BnSize : 7.0 inches “216 ppi pixel density”
Card slot/memory : microSD, up to 32 GB. 8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM
Camera : 3.15 MP 2048×1536 pixels, Secondary Yes, 1.2 MP
: Yes, 720p
Chipset : Atom Z2420
CPU : 1.2 GHz
GPU : PowerVR SGX540
Battery : Li-Ion 4270 mAh stand-by : P Up to 9 hours
Price : US $ 249 / £ 179/€ 219
Available : Relse 2013, April

Android Tablet Review : Advantages of Open OS

The success of tablets and smart based on the Android operating system dominate the world electronics market, not an event that occurs suddenly. But it has been designed since Google in November 2007 announced the formation of the Open Handset Alliance to develop the OS Open Source. Later, this open operating system called Android.
The first phone using Android operating system was relsed by Google with in 2008. The phone is called the T-Mobile G1 was launched in New York and is predicted by many to be able to shake the dominance of 's iPhone or BlackBerry smartphone.
G1 phone uses touch screen ftures and a sliding qwerty board. Fture WiFi, GPS, 3 megapixel camera, and instant messaging. G1 is equipped with various online appliions, such as Gmail, YouTube and also 'Google Maps Street View'.
Though the Android-based is not an extraordinary shake up the market, but it seems to attract some large companies to participate in developing the Android Operating System. At the end of 2008, 14 new members joined consisting of various companies in the field of technology. Among them are , ARM, tek, Garmin, Technologies, , and Vodafone.
is one of the successful companies adopt Android, from the series Galaxy S which was introduced in 2010 to the third version of the well received by the market. This success made other vendors have also relsed the Android-based tablet with a high specifiion. Of course, they are also competing to offer the cest price.
Android tablets on the market development also forms its own, namely the Android market. In the Android Market there are several segments in accordance with the development of Android.
Although it is an older version, Android 2.3 Gingerbrd version of Android is still the most widely used until the beginning of 2013, the rched 44.6 percent of the Android market. While the rest is controlled by Android Ice Crm Sandwich, and the latest version of Android, Jelly Bn.
The last tablet will adopt the latest version of Android. As for the previous product, typically update the latest version of android. Jelly Bn is a new version of Android that consists of two variants, namely 4.1 and 4.2
Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, and Android is an open operating system (open source). Appliion developers do not have to dl with procedures paid OS platform, because they made the appliion freely distributed with open source s, shareware or even freeware.
Google is serious about developing the first version of Android to version four or called Jelly Bn. From eration to eration, Android continues to experience significant progress. Ranging from technical performance, to display interface.
Since its launch the Android operating system version 1.1 Petit Four, February 9, 2009 Google showed that Android development is done continuously. Within a yr could be relsed two new Android version. Android now has rched version 4. Reportedly in 2013 Google will relse the latest version of Android called Lime Pie, is likely to carry the Android version 5.0.
Android as an open operating system managed to gather the actors in the field of mobile technology and tablets. Because they have the same interests, they form a synergy to shift the position of mobile and tablets based on other operating systems. Although substantially among the manufacturers that use the Android operating system also occurs tough competition.
Android did manage to shift the dominance of the iPhone and iPad. But it actually is a competition between the Android operating system used by many companies with iOS operating system used by . To date, no individual company can match .

Rikomagic K02 2.4G Wireless Mini board

Ftures Perfect for PCs and notebooks, smart , and game consoles such as PS3 and Xbox
Compatible with Bluetooth2.0
Wireless (Bluetooth) lit connection, with wireless operation distance up to 10 meters.
Idl for typing emails,chat and playing games
Pocket sized, sleek, slim design
Built-in rechargble more staying power lithium-ion battery
Backlight function
Innovative design of the Navigation
One wireless Laser Pointer, e-Pointer
Have a rl notebook Toucad
Rl QWERTY full-function mini board

System supported CE, 2000, XP, Vista and 7Linux (Debian-3.1, Redhat-9.0, Ubuntu-8.10, Fedora-7.0 tested)Mac operating system XSymbian S60Google Android Operating system (2.2 or above)

Mini wireless board
Bluetooth driver
Mini USB charging cable
User manual
Layout: US
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0
Color: Black
Operating distance: Up to 10 meters
Transmitting power: Max +4dBm
Working voltage: 3.3V
Working current: <80mA
Charge voltage: 4.2V~5.05V
Charge current: <300mA
Sleep current: <1mA
Charging time: 3.5-4 hours
Standby time: 500-700 hours
Item size: 152x59x12.5mm
Item weight: 100g
Packing: Gift box
Package size: 188x93x44mm
Package weight: 266g

Manufacturer website - www.rikomagic.com

Tronsmart Prometheus Android Box

OverviewTronsmart Prometheus is the unique designed dual core Box in market which support XBMC 1080P hardware decoding.

HighlightsAndroid 4.1.2 OS, Google Play Store pre-installed;(will upgrade to android 4.2 soon)Amlogic-M6 Dual Core CPU, max 1.5GhzSupport full hardware decoding;Build in 3 USB port, can connect with USB wireless board/mouse, USB HDD etc;Build in RJ45 port, support Ethernet;Build in AV port, can connect with your via AV Port;Build in Power on / off button;Wifi can rch 150Mbps, and no drops;Support usb camera

SpecifiionCPU: Amlogic-8726M6 Cortex A9 CPU Max.1.5GHz
GPU: Integrated Mali-400 GPU(3D Acceleration Engine)
Storage: NAND Flash 4GB
OS: Android 4.1.2
Wi-Fi: build in wifi module, 802.11b/g/n
: MPEG-2, H.264,MPEG-4,VC-1 at 1080P
Audio: , WMA, OGG, WAVE,…
Multi Language: Support Multi language
USB: 3 x USB 2.0 HS(outside); 2 x USB 2.0HS(inside)
SD card slot: 1 x SD/MMC/MS memory card slot
RJ45: Wire Ethernet connection
HDMI output: HDMI output 1.3 version; can support 1.4version HDMI cable
AV output: YES. Support old CRT SET
Accessories: Power Adaptor, User Manual & Mini HDMI Cable

Manufacturer website - www.tronsmart.com

Probox 2 Ultimate Mini PC

OverviewProbox2 Ultimate is an Android Mini PC, a very compact computer with the last version of Android OS onboard. That mns you can virtually do all what a tablet and smartphone can do : check your mails, navigate on internet, watch strming s, listen music, playing games... and much more. You can even crte or use an existing Google account to synchronize contacts, mails, download appliions and games from Google Play Store.All you need is a HDMI compatible , plus with the USB host ports, you can plug any flashdrive, mouse, board and webcam. With the Air Remote (included) you can sily browse your mini PC, as simple as the famous white game console.

Specifiion CPU: Cortex A9 Dual Core 1.6GHz ; Rockchip RK3066
GPU: Quad Core Mali 400
RAM Memory: 1GB DDR3
Internal Memory: 4GB ( 2 GB for OS, 2 GB available space)
HDMI 1.4a Outpout( and audio): 480I/480P, 580I/580P, 720P(50Hz/60Hz), 1080i (50Hz/60Hz), 1080P(24Hz/50Hz/60Hz)
Connectivity: Wifi 802.11 b/g/n ; Bluetooth 2.0
Extend Port: 1 x HDMI port, 1 x MicroSD (TF) Card Slot, 1 x USB Power port, 2 x USB 2.0 Host port (for wired / 2.4G wireless
board, mouse, hand grip, etc)
Remote controller: 1 x 2.4G wireless Remote controller with Air mouse & Mic function (Wireless receiver is built-in Ultimate box inside!)
Youtube / Flash: Yes, Support Flash 11.1
: Support AVI, RMVB, MKV& FLV Format, Support 1080P HD Playback, Support Full HD strming
Operation System: Android JB 4.1
Dimensions: 115 mm x 40 mm x 18 mm (Device), 120 mm x 35 mm x 14 mm (Remote controller)

Manufacturer website - http://probox2.com

Mini Xplus H25 HDMI Dongle

Xplus H25 mini PC is a typical Android 4.0 AllWinner A10 mini PC, with one slight mechanical difference: The HDMI male port can rotate and possibly allow the mini PC to be inserted directly into the in case where other may not. Of course, one option could always be to buy a c HDMI rotating adapter or an HDMI cable to connect the device, but this may be in some cases a clever solution for the owner.
Model no.: H25
Color: Black
Shell Material: Plastic
Description: Rotating HDMI interface, unique E-control function, support Airplay, Google Remote, ES File Explorer, Gmail,Google Srch, Google play store
Processor: Allwinner A10(1.2GHz Cortex A8 ARM Core+MALI400)
Operating system: Android 4.0
Memory: 1GB DDR3 RAM, built-in 4GB(8GB/16GB optional) Nand Flash
Expansion: TF card
Dimensions: 120*35*13 mm
Weight: 25gIndior: LED
Power: DC 5V
Power interface: Micro-USB for power supply
Network: Built-in WiFi (802.11b/g/n), Ethernet Network(USB To RJ45 adapter optional)
USB interface: High speed USB 2.0, Host*1, OT*1, micro-USB*1
/Audio Out: HDMI 1.3
Operating Temperature: 0-70 C degree
: File Der: HD MPEG-1/2/4, H.264, HD AVC/VC-1, Divx, Xvid, Rl 8/9/10, VP6; File Container: MKV, TS, TP, M2TS, RM/RMVB, BD-ISO, AVI, MPG, VOB, DAT, ASF, TRP,FLV
Resolution: 1080P
Audio container support: /WMA/WAV/OGG/FLAC/MKA/M4A/APE
Photo Formats: JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG
What's in the box: H25 unit, micro USB power cable

Manufacturer website - http://www.pineriver.cn

Pipo Max-M5 Android Tablet


* Display: 8",1024x768
* Touch Panel: Capacitive 5-touch
* CPU: Rockchip 3066 Cortex A9,1.6GHz,Dual-core CPU+Quad-core GPU
* Operation System: Android 4.1
* Camera: Front 0.3M, back 2M
* WiFi: 802.11/b/g/n
* Internal 3G built-in: Optional (data only)
* External 3G support: Yes
* Bluetooth 2.1+EDR: Optional
* Others: G-sensor, Micro SD slot, mic, spker, mini HDMI output
* Multimedia:Audio, (1080P), Photo,ebook,game, email, internet…
* Battery capacity: 5000mAh by 3.7V
* Housing material: metal back

Manufacturer website - http://pipo.com.cn

Native RTL support in Android 4.2

Posted by Fabrice Di Meglio, Android Frameworks Tm

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bn) introduced limited support for bidirectional text in TextView and EditText elements, allowing apps to display and edit text in both left-to-right (LTR) and right-to-left (RTL) scripts. Android 4.2 added full native support for RTL layouts, including layout mirroring, allowing you to deliver the same grt app experience to all of your users, whether their language uses a script that rds right-to-left or one that rds left-to-right.

If you do nothing, your app will not change — it will continue to appr as it currently does. However, with a few simple changes, your app will be automatically mirrored when the user switches the system language to a right-to-left script (such as Arabic, Hebrew, or Persian). For example, see the following screenshots of the Settings app:

To take advantage of RTL layout mirroring, simply make the following changes to your app:

Declare in your app manifest that your app supports RTL mirroring.

Specifically, add android:supportsRtl="true" to the <appliion> element in your manifest file.

Change all of your app's "left/right" layout properties to new "start/end" equivalents.

If you are targeting your app to Android 4.2 (the app's targetSdkVersion or minSdkVersion is 17 or higher), then you should use “start” and “end” instd of “left” and “right”. For example, android:paddingLeft should become android:paddingStart.
If you want your app to work with versions rlier than Android 4.2 (the app's targetSdkVersion or minSdkVersion is 16 or less), then you should add “start” and end” in addition to “left” and “right”. For example, you’d use both android:paddingLeft and android:paddingStart.

For more precise control over your app UI in both LTR and RTL mode, Android 4.2 includes the following new APIs to help manage View components:

android:layoutDirection — attribute for setting the direction of a component's layout.
android:textDirection — attribute for setting the direction of a component's text.
android:textAlignment — attribute for setting the alignment of a component's text.

getLayoutDirectionFromLocale() — method for getting the Locale-specified direction

You can even crte custom versions of layout, drawables, and other resources for display when a right-to-left script is in use. Simply use the resource qualifier "ldrtl" to tag your resources, mning “layout direction right-to-left”. To debug and optimize custom right-to-left layouts, HierarchyViewer now lets you see start/end properties, layout direction, text direction, and text alignment for all the Views in the hierarchy.

It's now sy to crte butiful Android apps for all your users, whether they use a right-to-left or left-to-right language. We look forward to seeing some grt apps!
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MiniX Neo G4

Innovative Pocket PC
MiniX NEO G4 is an innovative pocket PC based on Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Quad-Core Mali-400 GP. Sign into Google Play Store to download your favour apps and install them directly onto your NEO X5. YouTube, Facebook, Internet radio, Skype and thousands more apps are all rdily available for you to download immediately.

Powerful Computing Device
Whilst only the size of a conventional USB dongle, the NEO G4 holds the capacity to fulfil all your computing demands. NEO G4 is a tiny device with huge potential, turning a conventional or monitor into a powerful computing and media device.

Optimum Performance
NEO G4 provides the optimum performance, whether used for gaming, browsing the web, watching or listening to music. The brilliance of the NEO G4 lies in it’s simplicity, simply plug, play and enjoy.

CPU: Rockchip RK3066 Dual Core Cortex A9 Processor
GPU: Quad Core Mail 400 (Open GL ES2.0/1.1, Open VG1.1, Flash 11.1) Supports Flash hardware decording by exclusive FTR technology
Internet: Wireless 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, USB 3G Dongle (not included)
Peripheral Interface: Micro TF card,max32GB of SD 3.0USB 2.0 port x 1 Micro USB OTG port x 1IR receiver
board: Support virtual board, wireless mouse and board
Output: HDMI 1.4a, Full HD 1080p, 3D file format supported
Audio Output: HDMI 1.4a, Optical S/PDIF
Supported Format: AVI/RM/RMVB/MKV/WMV/MOV/MP4/WEBM/DAT(V format) /VOB( format)/MPEG/MPG/FLV/ASF/TS/TP/3GP
Supported Audio Format: /WMA/WMV/APR/OGG/FLAC/AAC..etc
Input Power: DC 5V, 3A adapter included
Size: 8.8*3.5*1.2cm
Weight: 0.1kg

Manufacturer website - www.minix.com.hk

How to install W2COMP custom firmware Version 27012013 on your Rikomagic MK802IIIS BT

In this short article I'll show you how to install a custom firmware on you Rikomagic MK802IIIS, in this case we're talking about W2COMP custom firmware Version 27012013. First, you have to download the firmware from here or from here.
Next you'll have to install Rockusb v2.0 Driver on your PC. If you have 8 you better folow the procedure presented in this . The driver can be downloaded from here.

Run the RKDevelop Tool v1.35 and follow the steps like in the below.This procedure will take around 3 minutes, so plse be patient! Do not unplug USB cable during recovery/upgrade! When this prompt window apprs,then mns recovery is successful, pull out USB cable, then total process is finished.

W2COMP custom firmware Version 27012013 ftures
- Rl Init.d Support
- Driver for PS3 and Xbox Controller
- Support for Strming from Linux
- Speed Optimation
- Camera and Skype Support
- Flash Player in Stock Browser Work

bootloader or flashing custom ROM doesn't void your warranty!

Since started htev.com with the possibility to unlock bootloader on devices, I noticed that false information and beliefs are sprding around the world and more and more people think (and tell!) other users, that their warranty will be voided after particular device. This is not true!

In the past I wrote a short article on xda-developers about warranties and why, against common believes, flashing custom ROMs does not void your warranty. You can find this thrd here.

Here's some information worth pointing out:Warranty is a contract. In every country there are laws and regulations about warranties, however these vary from place to place and may be slightly different in your country, keep that in mind.If it's a contract, then both sides have some obligations and rights. Both - rights and obligations - needs to be written in the warranty, otherwise they doesn't exist. Warranty statements must be consistent with erally applicable law.As a contract, warranty can be crted as the parties want, as long as it'sconsistent with erally applicable law.To know exactly what's written in your warranty don't try to Google it - take it out of the box and RD IT. Don't trust what others say - their warranty might be different to your own.Now, the question is - why the bootloader doesn't void the warranty? The answer is very simple.Because 's warranty contract doesn't state it. The only information about warranty on htev.com you can find is this:

So, once again:
"It is our responsibility to caution you that not all claims resulting or caused by or from the of the bootloader may be covered under warranty."
Is there any information, that bootloader voids warranty? Nope. So basically, what does it mn? Only this - if you brick your device as a result of e.g. flashing custom ROM (unlocked bootloader allows you doing that), you may have no warranty claim for that particular incident.
Two more important things to conclude:If "not all claimsmay be covered under warranty", then (logic conversion)some claims may still be covered under warranty.Even if you can't claim something under warranty because it was caused by or from the of the bootloader, that doesn't mn you have lost your warranty. You still have your warranty and you still can claim under warranty, but this warranty won't cover those particular claims caused by or from the of the bootloader.So basically, warns you, that some of the actions you might take after the bootloader may ld to a situation, when particular issue can't be covered under warranty.
Also, this information on htev.com doesn't expand orrestrictyour warranty terms. It doesn't change it at all. If warranty is given in the paper form, then as a contract the only way to change it, is a paper form too (if not stated otherwise in the warranty itself). just kindly reminds you some sort of information you can conclude from the warranty itself.
Once again, if you are interested why flashing custom ROMs doesn't void warranty as well, plse rd this thrd.
PS. I'm also wondering why users are so crazy about so called flash counter and "Triangle Away" appliion. They don't need it to have a valid warranty, even with a yellow triangle.


This text is just for eduion purpose. It's not a law itself so you can't base your claims versus a company on this. I may be wrong in many parts - feel free to write a comment under this post and I will make any necessary corrections. I don't know the laws in every country so there may be some slight differences.

Have any questions or comments? Feel free to share!Also, if you like this article, plse use media sharing buttons (Twitter, G+, Facebook) below this post!

How to install the TNT R5 firmware relse on Pipo S1 tablet

First you have to install The Rockusb Driver v2.0, according to this tutorial. Then you must to download the Pipo Smart S1 TNT Relse 5 Firmware from here or from here. Next download the Rockchip Batch Tool v1.5 from here.
Now put the Pipo S1 tablet into 'firmware update mode' (pressing in the same time the Volume Down button + a thin pin into reset hole), run the Rockchip Batch Tool v1.5, select the pipo_s1_TNT_R5.img file and press 'Restore' button. Wait for 4-5 minutes and that's it. After reboot you'll get "corrupt sd-card" problem or the internal SD is not mounted, but a quick format will fix that.

Enjoy the new firmware from www.topnotchtablets.com!

Pipo Smart S1 TNT Relse 5 changelog - Fixed Build.prop for better market access (GT-i9300)
- Added ClockWork Mod Recovery
- Fixed framework.jar
- Rooted
- Based on newer stock rom (2012.12.24) (Chinese Firmware)
- App partition is Larger
- Added Permission Files for improved market
- Removed Chinese Apps
- Framework.jar mod for better gameloft compatibility (Asphalt 7 now works)
- Added, Wther Widget, superSu, gallery with picasa support, ESfile Explorer, english dictionary fix
- Simplified and pretty boot animation
- Changed Annoying board -press sounds... now they are less annoying
- Default Background should be changed

[Give Away] One X+

Here is something awesome for Android Revolution HD users. I will give away one, brand new One X+ (GSM only)in color of your choice - black or white, to one winner of this little competition. There is no country limit - it's a worldwide party!
The competition starts at 12:00 PM (GMT + 1) onMonday 4th, March 2013and will continue until 12:00 PM (GMT + 1) onSunday 10th, March 2013. Winner will bnnouncedon Monday 11th, March 2013.

What you need to do:
1) "Like" (facebook.com/) and Android Revolution HD (facebook.com/AndroidRevolutionHD) on Facebook
2) "Follow" (@) and Android Revolution HD (@mike1986_) on Twitter
3) Tweet about this contest with link to this page usinghash-tag"androidrevolutionhd" (#androidrevolutionhd)
Example tweet: Win One X+ athttp://android-revolution-hd.blogspot.com/2013/02/give-away--one-x.html#androidrevolutionhd
Note: If you alrdy meet the requirements from points 1 and 2, now all you need to do is tweet! No need to re-follow or re-like accounts mentioned above.Re-tweets doesn't count. This must be your own tweet.Remember to include link to this contest and hash-tag #androidrevolutionhd.
How will I select the winner? I will randomly choose one person from the list of my Twitter followers who tweeted about this give away using #androidrevolutionhd hash-tag. Is that all? Yes! sy as that! Just 2 clicks and 1 tweet to win amazing, high-end One X+ -Engadget's Smartphone of the Yr!
Good luck!

Want to lrn more about One X+?
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Rikomagic Wireless Mini board i8

Suitable for Google , HD player, set top, Android box, iPhone and Web
Maximum operating distance: 15m
With USB interface adapter
Suitable for people to watch internet plays on via broadband/PC like NBC, ABC, fox and IP
Select viewing plsures without walking to computer to change channels/scroll through options
Adjustable toucad
Scroll wheel function
Comparable to rl notebook toucad
TPU are very comfortable for typing experience
With detachable and rechargble lithium ion battery
multimedia controls
Wireless controls multimedia PC/smart mobile phone.

Suported Systems CE, 2000, XP, Vista and 7 ;
Linux (Debian-3.1, Redhat-9.0, Ubuntu-8.10, Fedora-7.0 tested) ;
Mac operating system X ;
Symbian S60 ;
Google Android Operating system (2.2 or above);
SpecifiionOperating range: 15 meters(MAX), without signal disturbance and no direction limit.
Frequency range: 2.403GHz ~ 2.480GHz
Operational voltage: 3.3V
Charge Voltage: 4.4V ~ 5.25V
Modulation: GFSK
Channel: 78channels
TX Power: Less than +5dBm
Transmission rate: 1M bit/sec
Frequency tolerance: +/-30ppm
Power consumption: 55mA(on), 1mA(sleep)
Color: White + Black
Battery Type: Built-in lithium-ion battery
Item size: 15*10*2cm
Item weight: 107g
Package size: 17*14.5*3.5cm
Package weight: 175gPrice: 28 USD with free shipping from here.
AccesoriesUSB cable;
USB receiver
Lithium-ion battery (build in the board alrdy)
User manual

Manufacturer website - www.rikomagic.com

Fly mouse with lrning function Rikomagic MK702

Fly mouse with lrning function Rikomagic MK702, the best partner of Rikomagic MK802 series. Overview * The best workmate of PC/ set-up box/ .
* Study function, can combi the remote control together.
* Design for fashionable people especially.
* The cursor moves by waving the remote control through the illusion of the plane.
* Convenient to use when you are lecturing or using the PC in the living room.
* More comfortable to use with its mini and slight ergonomic design.
* Adopt 2.4G wireless technology with its supper strong experiencing function, smooth operation, powerful study function, brings you more surprise.
* Combine with mouse and IR remote control.
* All are designed grtly for convenient and comfortable holding.
* sy to operate for old people and children.
Specifiion * 2.4GHz air mouse+universal IR remote control
* USB2.0 mini NANO receiver
* Study function, adjust sily, operate freely
* Compatible with /Mac/Android/Linux
* Suitable for set-up box/PP /PC/Media Presentation/HD media player
* Operated freely and smoothly air mouse works precisely like mouse woks on the table
* Browsing website and playing games sily* Price: 18 USD with free shipping from here.

Manufacturer website - www.rikomagic.com

Android Tablet PC - Marriage of Android with

Android Tablet PC was originally a term for an Android-based tablet. Technological developments and market dynamics have changed the name Android Tablet PC become completely merged Android Tablet with PC Desktop. Mated tablet based Android with a PC Desktop based , named Transformer AiO (All in One).
Tablet PC according to tablet pc is a portable computer that has a touch screen or a technology that allows users to use a stylus or digital pen, other than a computer board or mouse. Tablet PC is designed as a portable device, to make it more practical. The difference is striking between the Tablet PC and Desktop PC, the Tablet PC has a touch screen and there are no boards.

Tablet PC is considered the same as the iPad, introduced by . In fact, some vendors have launched the Tablet PC into the market, but sales are not as successful as the iPad. After successfully selling the iPad Tablet PC, many vendors are involved in selling Tablet PC.

RIM launched first tablet PC called the Playbook. Tablet PC market as the ruler continued to relse multiple versions of the iPad, known as iPad Mini last. Tablet PC based on Android operating system introduced by many vendors.When the market began to grow, then there will be a gap between the market of connected devices: tablet and PC Desktop. Because of the same competition also start high, then the manufacturer will seek loopholes market. Attendance Transformer AiO is designed to fit into a gap between the market of the Tablet and the market of PC Desktop. While the gap between the tablet market and the mobile phone market is also utilized by Phabet or designation for the tablet that comes with the phone.
Tablets are now developing into a huge market, initially also cranny of the smartphone market and the PC Desktop Market. Along with the tablet is also growing ebook rder or eRder pioneered by , then popularized by Amazon. E-Rder market is only controlled by the manufacturer that also has a bookstore, because it needs to provide a lot of digital content.
Transformer AiO became the world's first device that combines the functions of a tablet based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bn with a PC-based 8. When paired with a docking device, then it becomes a desktop PC and when removed from the docking, the Transformer AiO will be a tablet.
Of course, the Transformer AiO tablet has a screen of desktop PC monitor, the 18.4-inch LED (Light Emiting Diode) backlight with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels-tech IPS (In-Plane Switch). As such, Transformer AiO tablet also has the largest screen size in the world.
Performance Transformer AiO be relied upon as a desktop PC. To run 8, Transformer is driven AiO Core i3, i5 or i7 processor coupled with 4GB RAM / 8GB and supported by the Nvidia GeForce GT 730M graphics.
As a tablet, the Transformer AiO uses the operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bn-powered Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM memory and powered by a ULP GeForce graphics.
Transformer AiO will be marketed in the U.S. in mid 2013 with prices ranging from U.S. $ 1,299.How is the market potential of Andoid tablet PC? Required answer to the question: How many PC Desktop users who want to surf relaxed, then use this tablet and can feel comfortable as using a tablet 7 inch or 10 inch?

Google+ Sign-In Now Part of Google Play Services

Posted by Reto Meier, Android Developer Relations and Matt Wad, Google+

Google Play Services is our platform for offering you better integration with Google products, and providing new capabilities to use within your apps. Today we’re rolling out Google Play services v3.0, which includes Google+ Sign-In and Google Maps Android API improvements.

Google+ Sign-In

Google+ Sign-In lets users sign in to your Android app with their existing Google credentials, and bring along their Google+ info for an upgraded experience. In addition to basic authentiion, today’s relse includes ftures that can accelerate both app downloads and engagement.

Over-the-air installs from your websiteAfter signing in with Google on your web site, users will now have the option to install your Android app on their devices instantly. They’ll enjoy a smless desktop-to-mobile experience, and you’ll be able to drive more downloads. Linking your web site and Android apps is as simple as registering your project and clients with the Google APIs console.

App customizationWhen users sign in with Google, they can now bring their Google+ info with them (like their public profile, and the people in their circles). This lets your app welcome them by name, display their picture, connect them with friends, and lots more.

Interactive postsShares from your app can now include calls to action (like “listen,” “RSVP,” and “check-in”), custom thumbnails, and brand attribution — all of which help them stand out in users’ Google+ strms. Clicking on an interactive post can also deep link to a specific piece of content inside your app, further improving engagement.

App activity that’s useful, not annoyingUsers’ app activities will only be visible to the Google+ circles they specify (if any), and they’ll only appr when they’re relevant. Putting users in control, and not spraying their strm builds trust in your app, and encourages mningful sharing.

Msure and monitor metricsOnce your Google+ Sign-In integration is live, you’ll be able to msure and monitor downloads, total users, interactive post performance, and other metrics. To set up Google+ Platform Insights for your Android app, simply connect it with your Google+ page.

More about Google+ Sign-InTo lrn more about integrating with Google+ Sign-In, visit our developer docs. You can also rd our announcement on the Google+ Developers Blog, or download some of the first apps to include this functionality.

Google Maps Android API v2

This relse includes fixes for more than 20 bugs, including half of the top 10 issues filed in the Google Maps API issue tracker. These include improvements to map rendering and the behavior of markers and info.

Also included are ftures like native support for new map shapes such as circles, anti-clockwise polygons, and the OnMyLoionChangeListener event, which is called when a change in loion is detected.

Check out the product documentation for a complete set of relse notes.

More About Google Play Services

To lrn more about Google Play services and the APIs available to you through it, visit the Google Services ar of the Android Developers site.

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PineRiver H24 HDMI Box

Special ht-sinking design make it long-working both for high performance and art of style. With build in DMR protocal,you can push media from a DLNA enabled Phone/Pad, enjoy the content share and inter-acting between deviices. Using analog Joystick/sensor based fly mouse/Air-Control phone,you can experience sy access to popular games. Connecting with a popular USB camera/mic will enable Skype/MSN/Google talk appliions.By supporting OTA update,download from our website the OTA_Inc package,sy update firmware from Update APK menu.
Specifiion Chipset: A10
Operating system: Android 2.3/4.0
Nand Flash: 4GB
Network device: Bult-in WIFI module
Storage device: Support External storage via USB host /Support External storage via TF card
Internet appliion: support Flash 10, support internet , music, internet chat, view pictures
Language: Multi-languages
USB Interface: USB 2.0 host*2, USB Storage device(0GB/4GB/8GB bytes)
Operating Temperatrue: 5℃-35℃ Decoding: Mpeg1/2/4,H.264,VC-1,Divx,Xvid,RM8/9/10,VP6
Formats: MKV,TS,TP,M2TS,RM/RMVB, BD-ISO, AVI,MPG,VOB, DAT,ASF,TRP, FLV etc full formats
Output: 1920*1080P,720P,576P,480P
Interfaces: HDMI1.4, AV
Ethernet: Bult-in WIFI N module
Storage: 2 USB-HOST ports, TF
Picture Formats: JPG,BMP,GIF,TIFF,PNG.
Subtitile supported: SRT,SUB,IDX,SSA,SMI
Audio format: ,ACC,OGG,WMA,WAV,M4A,APE
Power Adapter: External adapter,5V1A, USB type
Dimensions: 60*60*13 mm (net), 110*130*60mm(package)Weight: 0.05kg (net), 0.3kg (package)

PineRiver H24 User Manual

Manufacturer website - http://www.pineriver.cn

pcDuino Mini PC with Adruino-compatible hders

pcDuino is a high performance, cost effective mini PC platform that runs PC like OS such as Ubuntu and Android ICS. It outputs its screen to HDMI enabled or monitor via the built in HDMI interface. It is specially targeted for the fast growing demands from the open source community, that is, a platform could runs full blown PC like OS with sy to use tool chain and compatible with the popular Arduino ecosystem such as Arduino Shields with a bridge shield and open source projects.
A Mini PC with Arduino type Interface powered by ARM Pro Spec: CPU: 1GHz ARM Cortex A8GPU: OpenGL ES2.0, OpenVG 1.1 Mali 400 coreDRAM: 1GBOnboard Storage: 2GB Flash, SD card slot for up to 32GB Output: HDMIOS: Linux + AndroidExtension Interface: 2.54 mm Hders compatible with ArduinoNetwork interface: RJ45 and USB WiFi Dongle

Manufacturer website - http://www.puino.com

PineRiver H26 Dual Core HDMI Dongle

Rotating HDMI interface, unique E-Control fuction, support Airpaly, Google Remote, HomeMediaCenter, Gestures Buider, Gmail, Google Chrome,Play store, Voice Srch.

Processor: Rockchip RK3066(1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual core CPU+Mali-400 Four cores GPU)
Operating system: Android 4.1
Memory: 1GB DDR3 RAM, built-in 4GB (8GB/16GB optional) Nand Flash
Expansion slot: TF card
Dimensions: 120*35*13 mm
Weight: 0.025kgPower: DC 5V
Power interface: Micro-USB for power supply
Network: Bult-in WiFi (802.11b/g/n)
USB interface: High speed USB 2.0, Host X 1 OTGx1, micro-USBx1
Out: HDMI 1.4
Language: Multi-language
Operating Temperature: 0-70 C degree
File Der: MPEG1/2/4,Xvid, Divx3/4/5/6, WMV, H.264/AVC, VC-1, Rl 8/9, Sorenson Spark, H.263, VP8
File Container: DAT, MPG,VOB, TS, AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, RM, RMVB, FLV, WEBM
Output Resolution: 1080P
Audio container support: MP1/MP2//WMA/AAC
Photo Formats: JPG,BMP,GIF,TIFF,PNG.
Subtitile support: SRT/SUB/IDX/SSA/SMI
Whats in the box: H26 unit, micro USB power cable
Gift box dimension: 130*55*40mm
Weight: 0.03kg
Other accessories (optional): Air mouse, board, Wireless mouse, HDMI Extend Cable, USB RJ45 LAN Adapter

Manufacturer website - http://www.pineriver.cn

PC Computer Remote Control USB Media Center Controller

This is a pretty nice and a very c PC remote controller; it is not the best option to navigate or to input text, but it does a grt job in basic PC operations, because of dedied buttons. I preffer for that my Rikomagic MK702 Fly Air Mouse. I tested last night this PC remote controller on my Android device Rikomagic MK802II and it worked like a charm. So, at that price (5 USD, free shippment), this is a good choice.

PC remote controller 18mThis product is a computer remote controller with strong function. With it, listening music. watching , or browsing the web will become more convenience.
Support set hot: AB : Set hot, ch can open 3 procedures from the difinition.
Receive interface: USB interface
No need driver
Wireless mouse functions
Character and english letters input
Available Distance: 18 meters
Power supply: 1* CR2025 battery
Support software: WMP, Rlplayer, KMplayer, TTplay, Win, Power
The infrared ray control from a distance
Appliion: 2000, CE, XP, MCE, VISTAColor: black
Dimension: 124*52*12mm
Net weight: 43g
Package include:
1* PC receiver
1* PC remote controllerPackage Size: 188*135*23mm
Package Weight: 95g

The only One

Some high quality pictures of new flagship device - the One.

Many people alrdy asked me about the colors of One and which one is better. I was holding both versions side to side and in rlity silver one looks better in my opinion. On thepictures, the black one looks very good too, but when holding a silver One you can see how the aluminium zero-gaps body is shining and it looks rllygorgeous. Black version doesn't reflect light that much but some potential scratches might be lessvisiblethere, which is an advantage. So, which color will you pick? :)

Pipo Max M8 tablet


● Display: 9.4", 1280*800 IPS (16:10)
● Touch Panel: Capacitive 10 points touch
● CPU: Rockchip 3066 Cortex A9,1.6GHz,Dual-core CPU+Quad-core GPU
● Operation System: Android 4.1
● Camera: Front 2M, back 5M auto zoom, with flash light, can scan QR
● WiFi: 802.11/b/g/n
● Internal 3G built-in: Optional (data only)
● External 3G support: Yes
● Bluetooth 2.1+EDR: Yes
● Sensors: G-sensor, Gyro sensor, light sensor
● E-compass
● Spkers: dual front spkers
● Others: Micro SD slot, mic, , mini HDMI output
● Multimedia:Audio, (1080P), Photo,ebook,game, email, internet…
● Battery capacity: 3250mAh by 7.4V (equal to 6500mAh by 3.7V)
● Housing material: plastic+ metal back
● Availability: 14 January 2013

User Manual


● You may download the firmware update_PIPO_M8_english_201301151613 from here.

Manufacturer website - www.pipo.com.cn

Using Cryptography to Store Credentials Safely

Posted by Trevor Johns, Android Developer Relations tm

Following our talk "Security and Privacy in Android Apps" at Google I/O last yr, many people had specific questions about how to use cryptography in Android. Many of those revolved around which APIs to use for a specific purpose. Let's look at how to use cryptography to safely store user credentials, such as s and auth tokens, on local storage.

An anti-pattern

A common (but incorrect) pattern that we've recently become aware of is to use SecureRandom as a mns of erating deterministic material, which would then be used to encrypt local credential caches. Examples are not hard to find, such as here, here, here, and elsewhere.

In this pattern, rather than storing an encryption directly as a string inside an APK, the uses a proxy string to erate the instd — similar to a passphrase. This essentially obfuses the so that it's not rdily visible to attackers. However, a skilled attacker would be able to sily see around this strategy. We don't recommend it.

The fact is, Android's existing security model alrdy provides plenty of protection for this kind of data. User credentials should be stored with the MODE_PRIVATE flag set and stored in internal storage, rather than on an SD card, since permissions aren't enforced on external storage. Combined with device encryption, this provides protection from most types of attacks targeting credentials.

However, there's another problem with using SecureRandom in the way described above. Starting with Android 4.2, the default
SecureRandom provider is OpenSSL, and a developer can no longer override SecureRandom’s internal state. Consider the following :

SecureRandom secureRandom = new SecureRandom();
byte[] b = new byte[] { (byte) 1 };
// Prior to Android 4.2, the next line would always return the same !

The old Bouncy Castle-based implementation allowed overriding the internally erated, /dev/urandom based for ch SecureRandom instance. Developers which attempted to explicitly seed the random would find that their seed replaces, not supplements, the existing seed (contrary to the reference implementation’s documentation). Under OpenSSL, this error-prone behavior is no longer possible.

Unfortunately, appliions who relied on the old behavior will find that the output from SecureRandom changes randomly every time their appliion starts up. (This is actually a very desirable trait for a random !) Attempting to obfuse encryption in this manner will no longer work.

The right way

A more rsonable approach is simply to erate a truly random AES when an appliion is first launched:

public static Secret erate() throws NoSuchAorithmException {
// erate a 256-bit
final int outputLength = 256;

SecureRandom secureRandom = new SecureRandom();
// Do *not* seed secureRandom! Automatically seeded from system entropy.
= .getInstance("AES");
.init(outputLength, secureRandom);
Secret = .erate();
return ;

Note that the security of this approach relies on safeguarding the erated , which is is predied on the security of the internal storage. Lving the target file unencrypted (but set to MODE_PRIVATE) would provide similar security.

Even more security

If your app needs additional encryption, a recommended approach is to require a passphase or PIN to access your appliion. This passphrase could be fed into PBKDF2 to erate the encryption . (PBKDF2 is a commonly used aorithm for deriving material from a passphrase, using a technique known as " stretching".) Android provides an implementation of this aorithm inside SecretFactory as PBKDF2WithHmacSHA1:

public static Secret erate(char[] passphraseOrPin, byte[] salt) throws NoSuchAorithmException, InvalidSpecException {
// of PBKDF2 hardening rounds to use. Larger values incrse
// computation time. You should select a value that causes computation
// to take >100ms.
final int iterations = 1000;

// erate a 256-bit
final int outputLength = 256;

SecretFactory secretFactory = SecretFactory.getInstance("PBKDF2WithHmacSHA1");
Spec Spec = new PBESpec(passphraseOrPin, salt, iterations, outputLength);
Secret secret = secretFactory.erateSecret(Spec);
return secret;

The salt should be a random string, again erated using SecureRandom and persisted on internal storage alongside any encrypted data. This is important to mitigate the risk of attackers using a rainbow table to precompute hashes.

Check your apps for proper use of SecureRandom

As mentioned above and in the New Security Ftures in Jelly Bn, the default implementation of SecureRandom is changed in Android 4.2. Using it to deterministically erate is no longer possible.

If you're one of the developers who's been erating the wrong way, we recommend upgrading your app today to prevent subtle problems as more users upgrade to devices running Android 4.2 or later.
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Kasty Android 4.1 20130325 custom firmware installed on Pipo S1 tablet

Here is the siest to do the update:1. Download Kasty Android 4.1 20130325 custom firmware from here or from here. Extract the firmware .img file to your desktop.2. Put your Pipo S1 in 'firmware update mode'.3. Run Rockchip Batch Tool v1.6, select the proper .img file from your desktop, and after your device is found by the program, press the 'Restore' button and wait for 2-3 minutes to finish.

Kasty Android 4.1 20130325 custom firmware has the following ftures:- root with latest SuperSU version 1.25 (free version)- removed most Chinese and unnecessary appliions- incrsed space for appliion (/data partition) to 2 GB- Google Play Store fixes so more appliion are visible/compatibleEnjoy this new firmware relse, share is love!

Pipo Smart S1 firm gathered on one place!

Hello friends; in this short post I gathered all the links with the different versions of firmware tested by me for Pipo S1 tablet.

1. TNT Relse 3 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
2. TNT Relse 4 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)3. TNT Relse 5 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)4. Pipo S1 chinese 20130320 firmware (JB 4.1.1 official firmware not rooted)
5. Pipo S1 english 20130325 firmware (JB 4.1.1 official firmware, not rooted)
6. NeoCR Version 1.0 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
7. Kasty Android 20130325 custom firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
8. Pipo S1 firmware mixed S3 v2.0b (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
9. Pipo S1 firmware mixed S3 v2.1 (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
10. RK30 Rom by Oma firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
11. Infected JB v4.0 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
12. Decontaminated v3.1 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
13. BlandROM JB V1.2 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
14. io mixed with S1 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, not rooted)
15. 8 Metro / Modern UI Style firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
16. CyanoMod CM10 v1.2 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
17. ExxpeROM v2.0 4GB firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
18. ExxpeROM2.2 Vincent firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
19. ExxpeROM2.3 Lunatic firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
20. ExxpeROM2.4 SuperPCB firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
21. ExxpeROM2.5 bq Maxwell Plus firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
22. ExxpeROM2.6 bq Edison firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
23. ExxpeROM2.7 Bq Curie firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
24. Finless 1.8 by exxpe for Pipo S1 BETA firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
25. CyanoMod 10 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
26. Cube Win8 firmware (JB 4.1.1 custom firmware, rooted)
27. Android Jelly Bn 4.2.2 Test Build v3.1 firmware by Oma (test build, rooted)
28. Android Jelly Bn 4.2.2 firmware from Pipo S1s (JB 4.2.2 custom firmware, rooted)
29. Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 7' 4.2.2 firmware (JB 4.2.2 non-official firmware, not rooted)
30. Android Jelly Bn 4.2.2 v1.1 firmware (JB 4.2.2 custom firmware, rooted)
31. Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 7' Android 4.2.2 by Kasty firmware (JB 4.2.2 custom firmware, rooted)
32. Android Jelly Bn 4.2.2 v1.2 firmware (JB 4.2.2 custom firmware, rooted)
33. Crew RKTablets io CM10.1 v1.3 firmware (JB 4.2.2 custom firmware, rooted)
34. Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 7' 4.2.2 firmware v.1.2 revision January 2014
(JB 4.2.2 non-official firmware, not rooted)
35. Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 7' 4.2.2 rooted firmware v.1.2 revision January 2014 (JB 4.2.2 non-official firmware, rooted)
36. Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 7' 4.2.2 firmware v.1.2b revision February 2014 (JB 4.2.2 non-official firmware, not rooted)

- The siest way to put your Pipo Smart S1 tablet in 'firmware update mode'
- The siest way to root Pipo Smart S1 tablet
- The siest way to install CWM on your Pipo Smart S1 tablet
- v1.0 for Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 7' 4.2.2
- Pipo S1 Battery Issue Fix
- MF110 3G Modem 7,2 Mbps connected on Pipo S1
- Download Rockchip Batch Tool v1.6 from here or from here
- Download Rockchip Batch Tool v1.7 from here
- Download Rockusb drivers v3.5 only (alrdy included in Rockchip Batch Tool v1.6 from above)
- How to install the Rockusb Driver for Pipo Smart S1 on 8 x64 bit OS
- How to properly install and play 'The Adventures of Tintin' on Pipo Smart S1
- Vplay, the best Android appliion for strming online HD Series

- You can install some of these firm simplier: just rename or be sure that the firmware file is update.img (all are small characters, plse check you did not hide the extension name of the file on PC); put it on the micro SD card and when the sistem finds it press to accept the upgade.
- Possible match: Arc Mobile Tab 701D & Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 7'

Stay focused, more to come!
What's your favourite firmware?
Plse tell us why!

NeoCR Version 1.0 Android JB 4.1.1 firmware version installed on Pipo S1 tablet

Here is the siest to do the update:1. Download NeoCR Version 1.0 Android firmware from here or from here. Extract the archive wit 7-Zip.2. Put your Pipo S1 in 'firmware update mode'.3. Run RKAndroidTool, and after your device is found by the program press the 'Run' button and wait for 2-3 minutes to finish. NeoCR Version 1.0 Android JB 4.1.1 firmware has the following ftures:

- Rooted
- Sound fixes, the most sound issues are gone the rest come from touchscreen
- Google Chrome in Desktop Mode
- Reboot App from frktab.com- CPU Adjuster
- Multiling board

This firmware version runs fast & smooth, Antutu with 11.000 points.

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7 Google Android Tablet is 7

7 Google Android Tablet is another name of 7, which was launched in San Fran in June 2012. At the same time, Google also announced a new Android operating system version 4.1 or Jelly Bn. Of course, the tablet 7 also became the first to use Jelly Bn 4.1
Two weeks rlier, announced its iOS mobile operating system version 6. As confront competitors in the tablet market, Google launched the 7 then and is offered at a price of 199 USD. Same with the Kindle Fire, the Amazon tablet made that first rocked the tablet market because it is sold at a price of 199USD.
7 developed a c tablet trend initiated by the Kindle Fire. Today, competition in the tablet market is not only determined by technological superiority, but also by the low price. It's a blow for the iPad are sold with high prices and dominate the tablet market.
Analysts predict a 7 "iPad killer", although Google's tablet in collaboration with rely on Wi-Fi networks are not equipped for 3G network, and has only one camera on the front.
7 Google Android Tablet supports Nr Field Communiion (NFC) and became the first device using Google's Chrome browser app pre-installed.
Google's ftures are included to incrse the benefits of the 7 is the latest digital map Google Maps, which can be accessed without an internet connection.
Advantages 7 compared to competitors in its class is the c price. 7 also feels lighter and sier to grip, weighs about 340 grams because it is designed from plastic material.
In the size of 7-inch L screen, the 7 using IPS technology with the LED backlit display with a capacitive touchscreen. With a resolution of 1280x800 pixels with a density of 216 pixels per inch screen, the apprance of the becomes sharp.
Based operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bn, 7 speed and performance to be one of the hallmarks of the Android tablet for dominance of the tablet market dominated by the iPad.

The siest way to install CWM on your Pipo Smart S1 tablet

So, after installing and rooting your Pipo Smart S1 tablet, the next thing to do is to install CWM on your Pipo S1.

Here is the siest way to do that:
1. Put your Pipo S1 in 'firmware update mode'.2. Download Pipo S1 CWM by Danyrolux.rar from here or from here, extract it and run RKAndroidTool.exe. Lve all the fields intact and press 'Flash Rom' button.3. Wait for the proccess to finish and reboot your tablet. You're done!
4. [Optional] If you want to upgrade from CWM-based Recovery v6.0.2.7 to v6.0.2.8, then download this zip file, copy it on your micro SD card, reboot into recovery and install it. See the below for details.

5. Update. Download and install like above CWM v. from here, here or here.

For 4.2.2 firmware version you have to:

- Double click on recovery address and change it from '0x00010000' to '0x00014000'.
- Lve all the rest fields intact and press 'Flash Rom' button.
- Wait for the proccess to finish and reboot your tablet. You're done!

Enjoy, share is love!

The siest way to root Pipo Smart S1 tablet

So, after installing an unrooted firmware version like 20130325 on your Pipo Smart S1 tablet, the next thing to do is to root your Pipo S1.
Here is the siest way to do that:

1. Download and install Moborobo.2. Run Moborobo, connect your tablet to PC via USB cable and wait for the appliion to see your Pipo S1 connected.3. Download Pipo S1 Root by Danyrolux.rar from here or from here, extract an run Pipo S1 Root by Danyrolux batch file.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions; press any when you are asked, the tablet will reboot 3 times and you're done!

Enjoy, share is love!

The siest way to put your Pipo Smart S1 tablet in 'firmware update mode'

So, this is the siest way to put your Pipo Smart S1 tablet in 'firmware update mode':
1. Make sure your tablet is turned off.
2. Connect USB to tablet, but not computer yet.
3. Hold volume - button down and connect USB to the computer.
4. The Rockchip tool should now see the tablet and give you the green light.
Enjoy, share is love!

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What Is The Best Antivirus For An Android Tablet ?

Why Tablet PCs require the best antivirus? Because the virus in the form of malware or spyware are also evolving to become more lit and ddly. So the old version antivirus program will not be able to anticipate the latest viruses. Similarly, to protect tablet Android needed the best anti virus program.
Compared to desktop PCs, Tablet PCs use much more connected to the internet. In the internet world there are many thrts and viruses that are harmful to your tablet. To protect your tablet, at lst the best antivirus needed, though that is free or trial.
If using pirated antivirus, you get less tablet maximum protection. Because the pirated antivirus security ftures are not complete. Besides, you can not update the database every day. Update is a very important factor for the optimization of an antivirus program.
It is not difficult to get antivirus, because the internet is quite a lot. Some antivirus products usually offer a free version, a trial or paid. Of course, the three versions are also different qualities. We suggest you try the antivirus trial before deciding to choose paid antivirus.
Providers antivirus programs also continue to take development to provide antivirus latest version, so it can anticipate new viruses every time of entry into the world of the internet. If you use Android tablet, what is the appropriate antivirus, latest and match Android tablet?
Here are some of the best antivirus for your Android Tablet:
AvastAvast is an anti-virus program developed by Alwil Software based in Prague, Czech Republic. Avast was first relsed in April 1988. Avast Pro Latest able to protect the tablet from viruses, malware, spyware and others. Avast security provided sufficient, because the database is updated daily.
Mobile Security Anti-Virus has a rl-time protection, detection and removal of viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, adware, loggers malicious tools and auto-dialers, as well as detection and removal of rootkits. It also includes automatic updates through " Security Network" service.
McAfee SecurityMcAfee Antivirus Enterprise is a proven antivirus and recognized. McAfee has the ability to cln up a virus-infected file without having to remove the file. But McAfee antivirus requires huge resources and can android tablet specifiion burden low.
AVG AntivirusAVG Antivirus is one of the best antivirus for Android, Malware Protection fture, Av rl-time scanner, backup assistant, task killer, malware protection, a backup assistan, app locker and local device phone loor wite. etc. Previously, AVG is also recognized as the best antivirus for or PC.
Lookout Security & AntivirusAntivirus is arguably relatively new but it has nice ftures, and become one of the best among the users of the Android operating system. It has a variety of ftures such as Lookout Security & Antivirus supports phone loor, rl-time security, scanning apps, backup, restore, etc.
Dr.Web Anti-virus LightAntivirus is specially made for android users. Dr.Web Anti-virus Light also comes with many nice ftures. To detect viruses, Dr.Web will investigate and try to find the source of the virus family and if there is. This antivirus also scan every file and scan apps are installed into the system.

Pipo S1 newest firmware update english version 20130325

You can download the newest firmware from Pipo from here or here. The installation process is the same with this one. This version do not has root access also, but it is very simple to gain root acces.

Android Tablet Will Ld Tablet Market

Android Tablet getting into various tablet market share. Android market in 2013 will expand because some vendors have also started using Google's open operating system. Android is not only used as a base tablets, smart as well - it could be a variety of gadgets linked to the Internet.
Android Tablet expansion is not only done by giants , Amazon and the owner of Android Operating System, Google, but also carried out by electronics company that alrdy has a name, such as Polaroid and Hewlett Packard. Although better known as a different brand of the product, at lst - their tablet more sily attract the attention of consumers.
Resrch Institute IDC (International Data Corp.) had predicted that tablet shipments in this yr that use Google Inc's Android devices will exceed iPad. IPad shipments will control 46% of the tablet market this yr, down from 51% last yr. Mnwhile, the market share of devices using Android is expected to rise from 42% to 49% this yr.
According to IDC, sales of Android tablets that are smaller and cer, from Google to Amazon.com Inc. will incrse this yr. Along with the growing of consumers, 's dominance will also decrse since the iPad first launched in 2010.
Android tablet expansion not only in the secondary market that officially more sily monitored, the expansion of the same magnitude occurred in the market. Many tablets are manufactured by local firms using the Android operating system, sold cly to users with lower economic class.
Android tablets are not just grab the iPad market, but also established a new market by selling tablets at a bargain price with a base Android operating system that is open and continuous update by Google, local producers do not need to pay for resrch and development. Their products will also never "outdated".
Competition in the tablet market has begun to ht since rly last yr. When Amazon launched its first tablet, the Kindle Fire, Android-based 7-inch and priced at under 200USD, the price is lowered and the iPad immediately announced to launch iPad Mini.
Followed by the presence of Google 7 with the latest Android base, also sold at a low price, then the vendor to make corrections on the cost of production so that they could sell the tablet at a cer price. Since then the price of tablets entering the era of c tablets
Although it is not rational to follow the trend crted by Amazon, because Kindle Fire it functioned as a device to download and shop at the online store Amazon. Gain on sale of Kindle Fire will be obtained from the customers who download content from Amazon.
The era of c Android tablet marked with the offered with a 7-inch tablet, priced at 150-250 USD. More and more vendors are using the Android operating system, as well as local vendors producing c Android tablet and crte their own market. Of course, these conditions eroded the dominance of the iPad is sold with high prices and eventually Android will become the lder in the tablet market.

Virtual SD card on Android

Since Android Honeycomb, Google changed the way to manage internal memory on Android devices. Before Honeycomb, every user had one separate partition on his device called userdata (/data), where he could install appliions and where all user settings were stored (home screens, appliions data, contacts, and all the rest you loose after doing so called "full wipe" on your device). Apart of userdata partition, all Android devices had microSD card slot to save pictures, , backups etc.. Now it looks completely different, but let's start from the beginning. There are several approaches to this subject, I'll present here all those I am aware of.

userdata partition + microSD card
This is the mentioned above pre-Honeycomb approach. There isuserdata partition, where you can install all your appliions and you also have a possibility to insert microSD card. Nothing more to explain. Only devices running Android Gingerbrd and older versions have such configuration, so it's getting less and less popular.

userdata partition + virtual SD card on userdata partition
This is the new approach presented for the first time in Honeycomb. Instd of having /data partition together with expandable microSD card slot of any capacity, Google decided for something different. Instd, /data partition became very large (16/32/64 GB) and inside you can find /data/media folder that contains all the files you can see as your SD card content. How does it work? Without too much technical explanations, there is so called fuse tool which emulates media folder inside userdata partition as a separate storage device. As a result, after connecting smartphone to the PC you can browse the content of /data/media loion, so if it was a microSD card. The biggest downside of such approach is a high risk of loosing all your virtual SD card content in case of any serious /data partition failure. Also, such partition can't be formatted with mkfs.ext4 without loosing content of virtual SD card, because you can't format device partition just partially. You can use e2fsck tool to check for potential errors, but sometimes partition format is the only way out. How does "full wipe" work then? Well, it's a little bit complied. First of all, you can't format mounted (in use) partition. You need to unmount it first. Once unmounted userdata partition, you can't flash any ZIP file from inside recovery, because ZIPs files are stored on virtual SD card (/data/media) and remember that userdata partition is currently unmounted, because we want to format it. There is a workaround for it - you can run mkfs.ext4 from inside /cache partition or you can use command prompt. Now, what if you need to remove the whole content of your userdata partition, but you want to keep virtual SD card content at the same time? There is a workaround for this as well, but instd of formatting entire partition, you need to remove all files excluding /data/media loion. Example:
# Remove content of /data partition excluding data/media files
for i in *; do
if [ "$i" != "media" ]
then rm -R "$i"

This way you can sort of wipe userdata, but it doesn't format the partition, so you can't fix file-system with it. Why this point is the longest one? Because it took me quite a few words to explain the relation between virtual SD card and media folder on userdata partition (/data/media). So basically, what you rd here applies to every configuration with virtual SD card emulated on userdata partition.

userdata partition + virtual SD card on a separate partition
This approach is not very popular, and it's a shame because it seems to be much more practical rather than the previous one. Instd of emulating SD card from userdata partition, there is a separate, large partition with vFAT file-system. That mns you can format your userdata partition anytime you want without loosing content of your virtual SD card, or from inside custom ROM, because userdata can be freely unmounted. The only device I've seen so far with this approach was One X.

userdata partition + virtual SD card on userdata partition + microSD card
This seems to be the most desirable solution for many Android users. It works similar to approach described in the second point, so everything I wrote about /data/media is valid here as well. However, every user have the ability to insert extra microSD card inside his device, so he can sily backup virtual SD card to microSD card or format userdata partition without loosing all pictures etc. (if previously stored on microSD card). This is the most common configuration for devices. But having removable microSD card is not only an advantage. First of all, any kind of microSD card (even SDHC) will be always slower than internal eMMC memory. It depends on many factors like card speed (class 2, 4, 6, 8 or even 10), on-board controller, I/O scheduler and more. Secondly, microSD card damage risk is higher then damage risk of internal eMMC memory. Out of question is the benefit to expand the memory with 64 GB microSD card, but it's definitely the minority of power users, who are buying large capacity cards. For the vast majority of users, internal memory with 32 GB capacity is more then enough to store theirfavoritemusic or pictures.

userdata partition + virtual SD card on a separate partition + microSD card
This approach is theoretically possible, but personally I've never seen device with such combination. For me, this is the best combination. You have possibility to use external microSD card and virtual SD card is not a part of userdata partition, but it has it's own, separate vFat partition.Such configuration gives you control over all your data and possibility to manage it however you want.

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How to properly install and play 'The Adventures of Tintin' on Pipo Smart S1 tablet

What do you need?

1. Acquire 'The Adventures of Tintin' game from Play Store.2. You must have a rooted firmware installed on your Pipo Smart S1 tablet, like TNT Relse 5 Firmware or TNT Relse 3 Firmware (like in my case).3. Optional, you can install 'Build Prop Editor', free from Playstore, and change your model name to something with a better compatibility with Gameloft games (like SGH-i777, in my case)4. Download and install Full!screen from Play Store.5. Run the Full!screen then run the game.

Credits go to Dan aka Fratello

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Removable battery - do we rlly need it?

With every relse of a new smartphone the same question is asked - will it have removable battery? If you believe that removable batteries are a "must have" nowadays, plse keep rding. I hope you'll change your mind!
First of all - there is a solution. Battery banks seems to be a grt alternative for removable batteries. You can check my review of Battery Bank here. It works with every device equipped with micro-USB port. Now let's compare both solutions.Capacity
Galaxy S3 has a removable battery with capacity of 2100mAh. Typical battery bank has a capacity of 6000mAh. This mns, that Galaxy S3 can be charged almost 3 times with such battery bank! If you are going to use your smartphone hvily the whole day, only one backup battery might be not enough for you. With battery bank you can start your day with more then 8000mAh on board (battery inside device + battery bank).
Conclusion: 2300mAh vs. 6000mAhWinner: battery bank

SizeTypical smartphone battery dimensions are around 6,3 x 5,0 x 0,5. Battery bank I was tested is of course bigger - 9,7 x 4,2 x 2,2. Is it rlly a disadvantage? I don't think so. It's small enough to be inserted into a pocket of your jns or jacket. I think there are even smaller battery banks available on the market, so the size shouldn't be a problem here. Also, removable batteries are indeed smaller, but keep in mind their capacity is twice/triply lower.
Conclusion:6,3 x 5,0 x 0,5vs9,7 x 4,2 x 2,2Winner: removable battery
ChargingBattery bank can be charged regardless of device battery. It has its own USB cable and charging port, so you can charge both devices - smartphone and battery bank at the same time. What about removable batteries? Well, if you don't have a removable battery charger (which costs extra money of course!) you will have to charge battery inside your device first, then switch batteries and charge the backup battery. The risk of braking battery cover latches is quite big, especially when it comes to plastic, which has its own lifetime and bending abilities. It seems that battery bank in this case is much moreconvenient andcomfortable.
Conclusion: charging inside the device vs.independent chargingWinner: battery bank
PriceOriginal backup battery price is about $30. Yes, I know you can find non-original replacements for $10 as well, but let's compare only original parts. Typical battery bank costs is around $40 - $80($75 for Battery Bank). However these prices vary from place to place and may be slightly different in your country, keep that in mind. Comparing 1:1 it's sy to see that external batteries are indeed cer. But to make the comparison fair, we need to establish the price/capacity relationship. 1mAh from 2300mAh backup battery ($30) is a cost of about $0,0130, while1mAh from 6000mAh battery bank ($75) costs about $0,0125.
Conclusion: $0,0130 vs. $0,0125Winner: battery bank
DesignWhen spking about the design I mostly think about device design. However, battery banks looks definitely better and more aesthetic than regular removable batteries. Having a removable battery back cover doesn't allow uni-body construction, like One has. Design is a matter of taste, but personally I prefer uni-body construction over having a plastic back cover. But again - it's a matter of taste, so no winner here.
Conclusion: plastic back cover vs. uni-body constructionWinner: draw
UsabilityPractical approach is also important. Driving a car or sitting in a crowded bus might be a situation when your device is out of power. Now imagine you need to: 1) take out your battery backup, 2) turn off the device, 3) remove the back cover, 4) replace the battery, 5) close the back cover, 6) turn on the device, 7) hide your primary battery. So... 7 steps including theinevitability of turning off the device. With battery bank you just need to take it out and plug into the device. That's it. No need to turn on/off ordisassemble your device. Keep in mind that battery bank doesn't work only as external battery, it is mainly a battery charger, so after some time you can hide it back.
Conclusion: 7 steps to change battery vs. take out and plug inWinner: battery bank
CompatibilityExternal batteries are not compatible between devices. You can't use Galaxy Note II battery in Galaxy S3. You can't use Sensation battery in One S. If you buy backup battery for your particular device, you'll probably sell it together with the device or give it as free bonus one day.Battery bank is compatible with every device equipped with micro-USB port and can be your life-companion for yrs. However, you should be aware that battery bank might not be able to charge your tablet.
Conclusion: lack of compatibility with other devices vs. compatibility with all micro-USB smartWinner: battery bank

Device lifetime (added 23-03-2013)
Due to many comments under this article I decided to agree with one point that was very often mentioned by users preferring removable battery. However, I think it needs some bigger explanation. It is a fact, that having non removable battery results in lack of possibility to exchange it for new one, once the old battery can't give your device enough power anymore. But is it rlly a problem? I took the warranty statements from my One X+ and I found nothing about limited warranty for battery (like have - only 6 months). This mns, that once battery is non removable, it doesn't have shorter warranty. So in my case battery is under 24-months warranty service. I think that is a positive aspect for the consumer, right? In some cases it might be also 12-months, but it depends on particular law regulations in ch country.

Conclusion: removable battery with 6-months warranty vs. non-removable battery with 12/24-months warranty -both solutions have some advantages
Winner: draw

Possibility to reset the device (added 25-03-2013)
One more egory added. Very often I hr that possibility to remove the battery is the only way to reset the device once it's not rcting anymore and system just hanged. This is not true. Every device have ability to reset the system using hardware . In most cases it's a combination of 3 buttons:power+ volume up + volume down. You need to hold these buttons for about 5-20 seconds, depends on the device. Even if your device has a removable battery, it is better to use above combination to avoid brking the plastic back cover latches.

Conclusion:you can reset your device no matter if it has removable battery or notWinner: draw

So what's the score? Battery bank won in 5 comparisons, external battery in 1 comparison and there were also 3 draws. For me, personally, battery banks are better replacement for external batteries. It gives you bigger capacity for the same prize, extended usability and it looks better.

Do you have a different point of view or some experience with one of the approaches presented above? Plse lve a comment below!Also, if you like this article, plse use media sharing buttons (Twitter, G+, Facebook) down this post!

Pipo S1 firmware update chinese 20130320

You can download the newest firmware from Pipo from here or here. Too bad this version do not has root access. The default language is chinese, use this tutorial to change the system language.

The best partner of Android Mini PC: All-in-one functional smart fly mouse Rikomagic MK702II

Rikomagic will relse the plus version of the fly mouse MK702 at the end of March. The model name is MK702II. It is a Wireless Mini QWERTY board & Air Mouse & IR remote & Audio chat Combo, with USB interface receiver. And Built-in advanced lithium-ion battery, energy-efficient.

You can use it for emails, chat, or to enjoy your favorite games. It is compatible with HTPC, BOX running Android systems. It also supports the Playstation3. Use it with your HTPC on your Sofa or browse the internet in the most comfortable fashion. This is also a universal infrared remote controller with lrning function.

The remote control has a powerful ability to identify unknown format with a wide and reliable range of lrning formats which mns about 99.9% infrared remote control on the market can be lrnt .After lrning the signals can be transmitted with high precision with a wide lrning range(20kHz~60kHz) and a small frequency error(±1kHz).

- Perfect for PCs and notebooks, smart , and game consoles such as PS3 and Xbox
- Wireless Mini QWERTY board & Air Mouse & IR remote & Audio chat Combo, with USB interface receiver.
- Built-in advanced lithium-ion battery, energy-efficient
- 8-channel infrared remote control lrning function
- Source quickly lrn other remote control via infrared remote control of the device
- Hot of “channel+ - “or “Volume +-“can be used on any other multimedia plays after lrning.
- Wireless audio and online voice dialogue
Applicable equipment list
• HID compatible device
• USB port
• 2000
• XP
• Vista , CE, 7
• Linux(Debian-3.1,Redhat-9.0 Ubuntu-8.10 Fedora-7.0 tested)
• Android OS (With standard USB interface)
• HD Player, set
• Set-Top BOX , /V/ equipment.
• Air Conditioning Remote Control.

Function parameters (wireless board and air mouse)
• Frequency range:2401-2480MHz
• Operational Range: up to 10 meters
• Transmit power : +4db Max.
• Operation voltage: 3.3V
• Operation current: < 53mA
• Charging current: < 300mA
• Sleep current: < 50μA

Function parameters (IR remote)
• Rated voltage:DC 3V
• Voltage range:2.3V~3.6V
• Operation current:<20mA
• Sleep current:<2μA
• Ambient temperature: 0℃~+70℃
• Storage temperature: -65℃~+150℃
• Operational Range:up to 8 meters
• Low-voltage (2.5V) condition’s Infrared Emission Distance:>6M

Package contents
• Multifunction board
• USB Wireless Receiver
• User Manual
• USB charge cable

• Dimensions board: 156*49.5*10mm
• Dimensions of USB receiver: 19 x 14.3x6.15mm
• Weight: 0.23kg

Manufacturer website - www.rikomagic.com

Rikomagic Announce: The Quad Core Mini PC is coming soon

The dual core Android 4.1 mini pc MK802IIIS achieved unprecedented success, but Rikomagic keeps on developing and following up the market, the quad core android Mini pc will be soon available around the Middle of April.

It comes with Rockchip 3188 chipset solution, 2G DDR3, 8G Flash and bluetooth build-in.

Here are some basic specifiions:

* CPU: Rockchip RK3188 quad core Cortex A9
* GPU: Mali-400MP4
* System Memory – 2GB DDR3
* OS: Android 4.2 OS
* Storage – 8 GB internal flash + micro SD slot (up to 32GB)
* Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
* Bluetooth: Build-in
* cs – VP8, AVS, MJPEG, RV8/9/10, H.263, H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DIVX
*V ideo Container Formats – AVI, RM, RMVB, PMP, FLV, MP4, M4V, VOB, WMV, 3GP, MKV, ASF, 3G2M4V.
* Audio cs/Formats – MP1/2/3, WMA, OGG, AAC, M4A, FLAC, APE, AMR, RA, WAV.
* USB – 1x USB Host 2.0, 1x micro USB for power, 1x USB OTG

As you may know, I alrdy have two Rikomagic products: MK802II & MK802IIIS 8BT and I am very satisfied with it, so I am looking forward to test the new quad core mini PC from Rikomagic. The Rikomagic is a well-known company that offers full support for its devices and in time it managed to develop and grow a big and dedied users and fans community.