After many delays allegedly due to Freescale i.MX6 CPU delivery issues, Hiapad HI-802 mini PC appears to be now available for purchase on Aliexpress for $89 including shipping. This HDMI dongle features Freescale i.MX6 Quad, 1GB RAM and 8GB Flash.
- SoC – Freescale i.MX6 Quad Core Cortex A9 @ 1.2GHz with Vivante GC2000
- System Memory – 1GB DDR3 RAM
- Storage – 8GB Nand Flash + microSD card socket
- Build-in Bluetooth 2.1
- No 3G support.
- Video Output – HDMI (Up to 1080p60)
- Video Container Formats – 3GP,MPEG4,AVI,RMVB,MKV,FLV etc. support 1080P HD Resolution
- Audio Formats – MP3/WAV/AMR/AAC;
- USB – Micro USB 2.0 OTG + USB 2.0 Host
- Power Supply – 5V/1.5A
- Dimensions – 102 x 38 x 10 mm
- Weight – 45 g
This Android 4.0 (ICS) mini PC comes with a 5V/1.5A power supply, a USB cable and an English user manual. It can support 1080p@60fps video decoding, as well as H.264 1080p@60fps & 720@100fps video encoding.
Beside the powerful quad core Cortex A9 processor, what makes HI-802 really attractive is the openness of the platform, as Freescale released full documentation, as well as Linux and Android Source for i.MX6. This should allow the developers’ community to port diverse Linux distributions on top of Android and Ubuntu provided by Freescale, without spending time reverse engineering the SoC specs like is the case with Chinese SoC from companies such as AllWinner or Rockchip.
Thanks to Gabe.[Update: There is also GK802 on Geekbuying ($99) which is based on Freescale i.MX6 but with a different casing. Geekbuying explains they only have 30 Beta samples. So I’m not sure of the status of the device on Aliexpress (I’ve asked) The shop on Aliexpress (Kimdecent) replied they’ll have 50 samples which should ship by the end of next week (~15 December).]