The first Quad Core TV Stick
The Zealz GK802 is the first quad-core Android mini PC to have landed on the market. It is powered by the quad-core Freescale 1.2 GHz CPU. Which is sweet because Freescale publish a large amount of documentation about their chip. This shoulod lead to lots of experimentations.
Laptop Mag compiled a series of CPU tests that shows the potential of this device.
2x MicroSD Slots?
Instead of using onboard NAND memory chips, this device uses a second MicroSD card for its internal storage. This is quite convenient for backups and for replacing the operating system.
According to MiniTVStick.com who did a great review, XBMC works well on this device.
Since Freescale’s documentation is available it did not take too long to see a Linux distro compatible. A preview version of Ubuntu 11.10 was quickly made available for the GK802. But after downloading the image file, Laptop Mag was unable to write it to a microSD card.
However, many other users have successfully installed Ubuntu on the device. Geekbuying said that being able to run Linux on the GK802 is a strong selling incentive because users can run real productivity apps like OpenOffice, development or work in a multiwindowed environment.
Apart from its HDMI output and its 2 MicroSD slots, the GK802 also has a USB 2.0 port and is also powered by standard Micro USB chargers at 2A.