The ENY Technology’s EM6 (also known as the ‘MX’) set-top-box style mini PC has just received a new firmware update, bringing the unit up to the latest Android 4.2.2 release.
The firmware is dated 9-May-2013 and is said to be full root-access enabled, according to Androidpc.es. (You can download the ROM from that link.)
The ENY EM6 is an AppleTV-style mini PC powered by Amlogic’s dual-core AML8726-M6/MX SoC CPU, clocking at 1.5GHz. The default model comes with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage, but an option to expand this to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of flash is available.
It’s quite well appointed for external ports, starting with four USB2.0 and SD card storage, for a further 32GB per card maximum. There’s also a good choice of audio/video outputs, beginning with HDMI and optical S/PDIF digital audio out. You also get composite video and analog stereo audio via a 3.5mm TRRS connector.
You’ll find built-in Wi-Fi (unknown standards but most likely 802.11b/g/n) and Fast Ethernet through an RJ45 connector. Unlike other STB-style mini PCs recently, this one doesn’t appear to support any SATA connectivity so you’ll need to use external USB2.0 hard drives instead.
The AML8726-MX SoC CPU is a dual-core model based on ARM’s Cortex A9 design with ARM’s dual-core Mali-400 MP2 graphics engine. It won’t break records for gaming speed but should get the job done in its intended TV movie library role.
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