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New Measy U4B firmware fixes Bluetooth issue

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Mini PC maker Measy has released a new ROM update for its U4B mini PC. The Measy U4B was one of the first quad-core mini PCs based on Rockchip’s quad-core RK3188 SoC CPU. The firmware update is said to fix an issue with the U4B’s Bluetooth adapter.
You can grab the Measy U4B firmware file from the Geekbuying.com blog site.
Updating the firmware to the device can be done in one of two ways – either by unzipping the file and including the update.img file in the root of your MicroSD card and booting up the device with the card in place.… Read more

New CS868 4.2.2 ROM beta firmware hits the web

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Many of the ROM updates we’ve seen so far for mini PCs over the last few weeks have been for devices built around Rockchip’s quad-core RK3188 SoC CPU and as others have pointed out, there’s been a real void on updates for Allwinner-based devices like the CS868.
However, cnx-software.com has been told of a new one appearing on a Chinese web forum – version 2.0.5.… Read more

New CUBE U30GT2 test ROM firmware with RK3188 SDK2.0 upgrade

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Firmware updates based on improvements made by Rockchip to its RK3188 software development kit (SDK2.0) have been slowly making their way to the busload of devices using the popular quad-core SoC CPU.
Now it’s the turn of CUBE’s U30GT2 to receive what’s being described as a ‘test’ version of its upcoming Android 4.2.2 ROM firmware.
According to Geekbuying.com, the new firmware provides more than 60fps frame speed at full HD (1920×1080-pixel) video playback.… Read more

HTC One Android 4.2.2 update begins seeding for non-carrier phones

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Smartphone maker HTC has finally begun seeding its Android 4.2.2 update to the HTC One smartphones that are designated ‘carrier free’ (ie, unlocked) around the world.
So far, its available in some European countries for the 4G variant. According to AndroidCentral, the HTC One Android 4.2.2 update weighs in at 417MB and rebadges the phone to version 2.24.401.1.
Among the new features the update brings to the One are: battery percentage in the space bar, new & improved Launcher Bar, widget panel rearrangement, auto-exposure and auto-focus improvements for the 4MP camera.… Read more

New Tronsmart MK908 ROM adds OTA update feature

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Over-the-air (OTA) updates have been a feature of smartphones for the last few years but it’s a sign of the growing maturity of mini PCs that we’re starting to see the feature appear here as well.
Tronsmart is the latest mini PC brand to bring OTA updates to its devices with a new MK908 ROM firmware.
Unfortunately, the firmware isn’t based on Rockchip’s new SDK2.0 that’s getting praise for delivering some extra performance gains, but it means MK908 owners will be able to get future updates automatically rather than having to flash a ROM.… Read more

ENY EM6 STB mini PC gets Android 4.2.2 ROM update

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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.… Read more

ROM Roundup – PIPO M6, Ainol Novo7, Cube U30GT2 and more

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We’ve seen a few more stock ROM firmware options appear this week, mostly for devices powered by Rockchip’s RK3188 quad-core SoC CPU.
* PIPO M6-3G -… Read more This tablet features a Retina-grade 2048×1536-pixel resolution and now gets an official SDK2.0 firmware update, which is based on Android 4.2.2. Improvements include better frame rates for the touchscreen panel plus 30% better performance from Android games.

Android 4.3 leaked to Galaxy S4, get yours now

It hasn’t even been released yet but Google’s next-generation operating system has been leaked online and is available to install onto the standard retail Snapdragon-powered GT-I9505 Galaxy S4 smartphone.
The new firmware was obtained by website Sammobile and designed for the new Google Play Edition of the Galaxy S4. But Sammobile didn’t have one, so they did the next best thing – ported it to the standard retail version instead.… Read more