Orion R28

Tronsmart has announced the Orion R28, a sweet new media hub running Android 4.4 KitKat and powered by a Cortex-A17 processor. As the product name suggests, the R28 is based on and around the Rockchip RK3288, a quad-core processor, accompanied by the ARM Mali-T764 GPU. This combination enables the device to handle 4K H.264 and 10bit H.265 video for some stunning images on today's TV sets. Overall, it's a handy little product for enthusiasts.

Available in three variants - Pro, Meta and Telos - up to 4GB of RAM is available alongside 32GB of internal storage and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi. Developers can pick up the Orion R28 Pro entry model for $79.99, which isn't a hefty investment after looking at what's included. To act as an incentive, a free 8GB SD card with source code and SDK will be bundled with the first batch of units. GeekBuying is also offering a full refund for the first developer who creates a custom ROM.

Connectivity wise, excluding the on-board Wi-Fi, the Orion R28 has three USB 2.0 ports, a single micro USB with OTG, standard HDMI, RJ-45 and microSD. Are you interested in picking one up for yourself?

Source: GeekBuying, via: Android Authority

 

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Tronsmart's new media box will support your shiny new 4K television

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4k TVs are so expensive, but its nice they're working towards the future when everyone has 4k. If anyone owns one please leave your address and hours of the day you're not home.