Ugoos launched a $179 “UT3S” TV-PC that dual boots Android 4.4 and Ubuntu 14.10 on a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288, and supports 4Kx2K video.
Finding a media player or mini-PC that runs Android is easy, but finding one that ships with other species of Linux pre-installed is a bit trickier. Now Ugoos has released a TV-focused Ugoos UT3S mini-PC that can run either Android 4.4 or Ubuntu 14.10 in dual-boot mode.
Whereas Ugoos’s earlier Android-based UM2 stick-PC and UT2 mini-PC used the quad-core, Cortex-A9 Rockchip RK3188 SoC clocked to 1.6GHz, the UT3S moves up to the quad-core, Cortex-A17 RK3288 at 1.8GHz. The RK3288, which ships with ARM’s Mali-T764 GPU, is also found in new Android media players including the Tronsmart Orion R28.
Specifications listed by Ugoos for the UT3S mini-PC include:
Processor — Rockchip RK3288 (4x Cortex-A17 cores @ 1.8GHz) with 533MHz Mali-T764 GPU
4GB RAM (optional 1/2GB)
32GB NAND flash (optional 8/16/64GB)
MicroSD slot (supports up to 32GB)
Wireless — 2.4/5GHz dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac; external antenna (supplied); Bluetooth 4.0
Networking — 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
HDMI 2.0 with audio, 1080p@60fps, 4Kx2K (3840×2160), H265 hardware decoding up to 60Mbps
4x USB ports
Other features — Remote control (IR)
Power — DC 5V 3A with AC adapter
Operating temperature — -10 to 40°C
Weight — 171 g
Dimensions (measured) — 120 x 114 x 20mm
Operating system — Android 4.4 and Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot; supports DLNA and WIMO protocols