One of the early quad-core mini PCs was the iMito QX1, a basic USB stick-style model with a plug-in external Wi-Fi antenna and powered by Rockchip’s RK3188 SoC CPU. It originally came preloaded with Android 4.2 however, online retailer Geekbuying.com has now made available a new Android 4.2.2 ROM upgrade.
You can download the new ROM here.
At this stage, there’s no word on whether this is a 720p or 1080p- default resolution ROM, or as one user has already asked, whether it fixes the inability to use USB speakers and sound devices. We also don’t know whether it receives the new RK3188 SDK2.0 update, which appears to be offering significant speed improvements due to a more efficient compilation.
The original iMito QX1 featured 2GB of RAM and 8GB of flash, expandable via MicroSD card slot, up to 32GB per card. While the device lacks Bluetooth, it covers basic Wi-Fi with 802.11b/g/n support and an external plug-in antenna. Like many mini PCs, this one uses the full HDMI plug-style chassis and includes a short jumper cable.
You can buy it from various retailers online for around the $80 mark.
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