There won’t be any major news in the next couple of weeks, at least not from China-based manufacturers.
Chinese New Year is next week (Happy New Year to our Chinese readers – according to Analytics we have quite a few).
So, the news:
– Minix Z64 launched just a few days ago and there’s a tutorial on how to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu already (here).
– Egreat A9 is now for sale on GeekBuying, and so are Egreat I6 and the Ainol Mini PC.
– Qualcomm launched a tiny Mini PC (or, how they called it “4K Streaming Adapter”).
After CES 2015 things tend to slow down a bit, and although it has been quiet lately, here are some Mini PC News.
– Minix is launching this week their Z64 Mini PC.
Minix Z64 is based on an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor has 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage.
It comes in two flavors: a cheaper one using Android 4.4 and a more expensive one with Windows 8.1.
Minix Z64 Windows 8.1 seems to be preactivated, unlike some similar Chinese boxes that have only a 30-day trial license.
Zappiti’s first and second batches are already sold out!
You might have to wait for March to get the Realtek RTD1195-based Mini PC that promises to be all you will need for living room entertainment .
Meanwhile the Zappiti team is working on their firmware, already some big progress has been made.
Himedia finally launched their own customized version of Kodi/XBMC.
This version will work on both the dual-core and the quad-core versions of their Hisilicon-based Mini PC’s (Himedia Q5-II, Himedia Q5 Quad) and it will allow you to use the excellent Himedia Player as an external player for XBMC.
Mygica promises to be the first manufacturer to release Android 5.0 update for their Mini PCs .
They featured at CES 2015 their ATV 1900 model with Android 5.0, and in 1-2 months they will have an update for the ATV 1800e and ATV 582 models. Congrats to them!