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Plan B - MK802

posted 7 Sep 2012, 01:32 by Simon Waite
So I tried plan b earlier in the week
New Android Powered Mini CPU for just $ 65 – Rikomagic MK 802

If you follow the movements of tiny computing hardware, an embedded linux afficionado, or are just an Android fanboy you'll have heard of the "Android Powered Mini CPU for just $ 65" - the Rikomagic MK 802. Well apparently it can run Linux, and there's a number of Ubuntu-based distributions for them. However it's all a bit rubbish - the Mali X drivers corrupt the displays on mine and they seem to rapidly overheat.

Now I don't know if it's just my kit, wonky PSUs or whatever, all I know is that they don't appear to boot very well at all and I need reliability.

This frustrated me no end. But I had a feeling that they would draw too much current anyway. 

Now where did I put the next candidate?

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