There are already a couple of Android TV sticks available in the market today that can plug into the HDMI port of a television allowing it to run Android apps. The usual way for this device to connect to the Internet is through a wireless connection with no option for a wired connection until now.
GOsingGO, a Chinese device manufacturer, has just revealed the GSG-TB06 Android TV stick that’s based on the AllWinner A10 chip. What makes this device unique is that aside from being able to connect to a Wi-Fi network it also has an Ethernet port allowing a wired connection. The Ethernet port is a great addition and should provide a better connection option since devices this small usually have poor Wi-Fi reception.
The manufacturer says that the GSG-TB06 will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of the box. Those who are interested in tinkering with it may also load it with Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution thanks to its AllWinner A10 processor.
- OS: Android 4.1.0 (Support flash 11.1 player)
- CPU: AllwinnerA10, 1.0GHz
- Interface: Smart Android
- RAM: 1GB DDR3
- GPU: 3D Mali 400
- Hard disk: 4 GB/8GB/16GB/32GB
- Decode Ability: 1080P (FULL-HD)
- 2.0 USB: 1
- 1.0 USB: 1
- TF Card slot: 1
- AV slot: 1
- RJ45 slot: 1
- Internet interface: WIFI & LAN ( RJ45 )
- Wi-Fi: Built in 802.11b/g/n(AR6103
- Output: HDMI & RCA (AV)
- Video format: RMVB/ASF/AVI/MP4/WMV/M3TS
- Audio format: Mp3/WAV/MIDI/WMA/M4A
- Picture format: BMP/JPG/PNG/GIF
- Wireless Mouse & Keyboard: 2.4G ( Optional)
The GSG-TB06 Android TV stick doesn’t appear to be available for the retail market as of this moment however the manufacturer is offering it at wholesale for a minimum of 200 pieces.
Android TV sticks are becoming quite popular lately since they add a new functionality to any TV set with an HDMI port. It’s basically a tiny PC that runs on Android and uses the TV as its display. Using accessories such as a wireless mouse and keyboard, consumers will be able to run Android apps and games, browse the Internet and update their social networks, do video streaming, and a whole lot more.