ODROID, the Android powered entertainment device

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 | In Electronic Gadgets | Tags:

ODROID is an Android 1.5 powered hand-held gaming and entertainment device. It features a 833Mhz ARM Samsung Cortex-A8 processor with 512MB of DDR2 RAM; a 3.5 inch (320 x 480) capacitive touchscreen; 720p HD video via High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) output.

ODROID is based on the Samsung S5PC100 chipset as found in the iPhone 3GS. There is also an accelerometer for certain motion-control on the games. Users not only can play games, but also can watch the videos.

ODROID, the Android powered entertainment device
This entertainment device is not come with 3G support but there are Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, bluetooth and a mini-HDMI port together with USB port for easy data transferring. Standard 3.5mm headphones can be connected to this device and there is an audio input and output.

ODROID worldwide developer edition is now selling on the market between $320 to $349 dollars since November. The device ships with a serial debugging board, USB cable two batteries; a 2GB microSD card to holds the Android operating system and an 8GB SDHC card used for videos and games data. Buyers will also receive the necessary schematics and source code for this developer edition.

For the standard ODROID gaming version is expected to be available in this December for $250.

Demo on watching a 720p HD video playback

Demo on the Android game at HD Television through HDMI out


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