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  • Very cool gadget

    posted by advisco on 10/26/2012
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    The build quality is not bad. Feels nice and handy.
    Very good hardware specification and it performs really well. Great gadget for android fans. Very suitable as a portable/mobile PC (can be connected anywhere using HDMI and can use any USB poiting device/keyboard). Can be used to make a TV "smarter".
    Can be used as a "micro" desktop PC replacement for basic stuff.
    Works well with many USB external devices (with an active USB hub).
    Good price for the hardware.

    Cons:

    The stock ROM is practically useless and has a lot of bugs. The Android framework has been designed for Chinese mobile operator only, so you cannot download 90% of applications from PlayStore outside China (even using WiFi only).
    It needs some efforts to customize it and make it a great and useful gadget, so you should be an "Android aware" user to get all the fun with this mini PC. It seems not to work well with 32GB micro SDHC Class10 card - I had to use 16GB to avoid problems.

    OtherThoughts:

    A few steps to make it work as intended: install Finless ROM, install any custom Launcher (the stock one is awfull), install ClockworkMod Recovery (not that easy), update Flash Player (system app), install HideBar, create ext3 partition on SD Card, install Links2SD (to get a lot of space for applications), etc. And then all the fun starts.
    The device could use an external WiFi antenna connector to make the signal strength stronger.

    Bottomline:

    All in all it's a very nice gadget, but requires some efforts to make it really useful.

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