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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Geniatech- Android TV box, Watch free Digital TV on android 2.2 - Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86

What is Android TV?

Android TV is a TV tuner box, a Media player, a Netbook, a digital photo frame, a game console and a internet set-top, it provides a new television entertainment and brings you very powerful internet TV experience

Android is an open source system, free for manufactures to use
Users can use set top box device with Android TV feature to make your home TV an internet TV
With Android TV, you can view and download several of videos and games to make home TV more than a TV

A full HD support media box with internet connection and HDMI output bases on Android 2.2, Geniatech Android TV provides you the capability of all-in-one box entertainment box on your big TV screen.

  • ATV300: Android TV Nano
  • ATV1000: Android TV Basic
  • ATV2000: Android TV Pluse, with TV tuner support
    • ATV2000T: DVB-T
    • ATV2000S: ISDB-T
    • ATV2000D: DMB-TH
  • ATV3000: with HDD bay inside
  • ATV4000: with TV tuner and HDD bay
    • ATV4000T: DVB-T
    • ATV4000S: ISDB-T
    • ATV4000D: DMB-TH

  • Build in Android 2.2
  • Google Browser inside, Flash 10.1 support
  • MediaPlayer
  • Gmail
  • 3D games, Games without using touch input
  • eMagazine, eBook, Newspaper
  • Internet Video/Audio/Radio/TV
  • Import APK files from SD card
  • File Share via LAN/WLAN to PC
  • All non-mobile phone application without micphone for Android applications can be used
  • Build in 3.5/2.5” SATA slot for hard drive (only ATV 3000, 4000)
  • Build in digital TV tuner for digital receiving (only ATV 2000, 4000)
  • Live TV PVR (only ATV 2000, ATV 4000)
  • Hardware decoding:
    • Video: Mpeg2, H.264, VC-1 1080P
    • Audio: Mp3, Wma, Ogg, Wave
  • TV receiption: DVBT, ATSC, ISDBT, DMB-Th (ATV2000 and ATV4000 only)
  • CPU: ARM Contex A9, 800Mhz, 3D engine
  • RAM: 256MB DDR2
  • ROM: 512MB, up to 8GB
  • Power: 110-240, 1A Æ DC 12V 2A
  • HDMI output: HDMI 1.3
  • 5 USB 2.0, 2 external, 3 internal
  • SDHC Slot
  • HDMI 1.3 output
  • 100/10M Ethernet
  • Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n (option)
  • Line out via RCA
  • IR remote control receiver
  • Portable wireless keyboard and touch pad (option)
  • Can use any wireless keyboard and mouse
  • RF input (only ATV 2000, 4000) for Digital TV (DVBT, ATSC, ISDBT, DTMB coming soon)

Watch Unlimited Internet Contents and HDTV on your Current TV

Box for TV: Make Home TV Smart and Connected

Digtal TV receiver

Skipping on down...

Operating System ANDROID 2.2

This Geniatech Android TV box builted in the Android 2.2 Operating system which provides better performance and more APK support
Support for file upload fields in the Browser application
Support for installing applications to the expandable memory
Adobe Flash 10.1 support
Support for extra high DPI screens (320 dpi), such as 4" 720p


Android TV cpu


CPU

The powerful 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU allows users to run multi tasks during surfing the internet, and switching between different applications


Storage

Memory: DDRII 512M
Storage: 2GB NAND
SD Card: up to 32GB
USB interface: support large capacity mobile HDD
Both Internal HDD and external HDD are supported

storage

internet connection

Wireless/Wired network

Rj45 network connection interface.
Supports wired network connection, built-in WIFI module

2.4G Wireless QWERT Remote with Mouse Operation

Now you can enjoy the stereo audio and clear video reception anywhere in the house or office without having to run wires thru the walls or under carpets by using this wireless A/V transmitter kit.

Option wireless Keyboard+Mouse:
1. IR remote without mouse as the default
2. IR remote with mouse function
3. 2.4G qwert keyboard with motion mouse
4. 2.4G qwert keyboard with trackball mouse

2.4G                 remote control


Read More...
http://www.geniatech.com/pa/android-tv.asp

Interesting... I noticed that the hardware Specs are about the same as two old P3 PC's that I have around the house. Well, except I don't have 512mb of ram for them, more like 195 to 300mb. I've been looking for a Linux OS that could turn them into Media PC's. And I know that there is an Android-x86 Project - Run Android on Your PC. I don't have an HD-TV yet. So, all I need is S-Video or RF outputs to my TV's and those Video Cards are cheep now a-days.  Hmmm... I downloaded the Android-x86 Project - Run Android on Your PC and will tried it out in Virtual Box to see if I like it... Well, Android on Your PC is not what I expected. I was expecting a trimmed down, but use-able OS. Nope, that's not what you get with android-x86-2.2-generic.iso or android-x86-2.2-eeepc.iso. The android-x86-2.2-eeepc.iso is recommended for use in VirtualBox on this page, http://www.android-x86.org/documents/virtualboxhowto). But I could see no difference in either and x86-2.2-generic.iso or android-x86-2.2-eeepc.iso is mentioned as preferred by davematthew in his notes on the same page. All there is when you Boot them in VirtualBox, is a Desktop that does nothing. The only two things that even respond are the volume Icon and a Lock Icon and all they do is jump a little when you click on them. There is the Time showing, which does change, so it seems to work, but in Military Time. I had already spent about 2 hours Yesterday, on the Android Sites. Figuring out how thing work and finding the ISO files to download. So, I didn't feel like messing with it any more. There are instructions on how to upload and get music to play on this page, http://www.android-x86.org/documents/virtualboxhowto. Which I didn't find until today. It takes allot of command line work in Debug Mode to get it to work. I can already tell that Android-x86, is not what I'm looking for to build my Media PC's. So, Now I know...

Don

Here's more info and links to... 

Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86

Android-x86 Project - Run Android on Your PC


This is a project to port Android open source project to x86 platform, formerly known as "patch hosting for android x86 support". The original plan is to host different patches for android x86 support from open source community. A few months after we created the project, we found out that we could do much more than just hosting patches. So we decide to create our code base to provide support on different x86 platforms, and set up a git server to host it.

This is an open source project licensed under Apache Public License 2.0. If you think we did something great, consider making a donation.

What is new?

Read More...
http://www.android-x86.org/


Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86

Build 20110101

Test build 20110101 for Android-x86 2.2 (Froyo-x86).

The Android-x86 project is glad to announce a new test build 20110101 for public testing. This is a release candidate for android-x86 2.2 stable release. Live CD ISOs are available from our sites, as usual

Key Features

The test build is based on the Android 2.2 (Froyo branch). We fixed and added many x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets. The key features contain
  • Kernel 2.6.35.7 with KMS enabled. Most netbooks can run Android-x86 in the native resolution.
  • Hardware OpenGL acceleration for Intel integrated graphic chipsets. It is turned on by default if the i915 driver is available. However, if you have trouble with it, you can disable it by adding HWACCEL=0 to the cmdline. (by olv from 0xlab)
  • Wifi and Ethernet support. Both are configured from the GUI.
  • Support 3G USB modem with auto-configuration.
  • A new text based GUI installer which supports ext3/ext2/ntfs/fat32 filesystems. The installer now supports read-write mode, as well as a tool to create a fake sdcard.
  • Bluetooth support for builtin device and external bluetooth dongle.
  • Keyboard layout is configurable. To use it, you have to install Android-x86 to harddisk and reboot after changing the setting.
  • External usb drive and sdcard are auto mounted on plugging.
  • Add touch features to simulate Home/Menu/Back keys, useful for touchscreen only devices.
  • Add software mouse cursor. Mouse wheel is also supported.
  • Compressed filesystem (squashfs).
  • MirBSD Korn Shell (mksh) is added to replace android's dumb sh.
  • Touchscreen calibration.
  • Battery status percentage.
  • AndAppStore client 1.6.8.

Released Files
Read More...
http://www.android-x86.org/releases/build-20110101

Documentation‎ > ‎

Installation

by Chih-Wei Huang (cwhuang) 2009/08/19
Last updated: 2010/10/19



Introduction

We have implemented an easy installer to install Android-x86 to a harddisk. The supported filesystems are

  • ext3
  • ext2
  • ntfs
  • fat32

You can install Android-x86 to an NTFS filesystem to co-exist with Windows. See the Advanced section for details.

Step by step

  • Burn the iso image to cdrom, or create a bootable USB disk (recommended). See the Advanced section for details.
  • Boot from the Android-x86 installation CD/USB, choose the 'Install Android to harddisk' item, as show below
Read More...
http://www.android-x86.org/documents/installhowto



Note that the Android OS for Phones, Wont Work on PC's.


But if you have the right Phone, you can download it and install it on your Phone...

Building for devices

This page complements the main page about Building with information that is specific to individual devices.

The only supported devices are Nexus S, a.k.a. "crespo", and Nexus S 4G, a.k.a. "crespo4g". Nexus S is the recommended device to use with the Android Open-Source Project. Nexus One a.k.a. "passion" is experimentatal and unsupported. Android Developer Phones (ADP1 and ADP2, a.k.a. "dream" and "sapphire") are obsolete, were experimental and unsupported in froyo, and can't be used with gingerbread.

Building fastboot and adb

Read More...
http://source.android.com/source/building-devices.html


And Android 3.1 is already available too...
Read More...
http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.1-highlights.html

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Android.com
Android 2.2 Platform Highlights | Android Developers
System Requirements | Android Developers
Using Hardware Devices | Android Developers
Android 3.1 Platform Highlights | Android Developers
YouTube - Android 2.2 Official Video
Installing the SDK | Android Developers
Android SDK | Android Developers
Android Developers
Android 3.1 Platform | Android Developers
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Android 3.1 Platform Highlights | Android Developers
Using Hardware Devices | Android Developers
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Android 2.2 Platform Highlights | Android Developers
Android 3.1 Platform Highlights | Android Developers
Android 3.1 Platform | Android Developers
Android SDK | Android Developers
Installing the SDK | Android Developers
System Requirements | Android Developers
Android.com
YouTube - Android 2.2 Official Video
Android 3.1 Platform | Android Developers
Search Results | Android Developers
Android 2.2 Platform | Android Developers
Apps - Android Market
Welcome to Android | Android Open Source
Downloading the Source Tree | Android Open Source
Google Android 2.2: Questions and Answers | PCWorld
Android on PC - Google Search
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VirtualBoxHowTo - Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86
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Google Projects for Android
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android-x86 - Browse /Release 2.2 at SourceForge.net
android-x86 - Browse Files at SourceForge.net
Downloads - android-x86 - An open source project to provide android support on x86 - Google Project Hosting
Build 20110101 - Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86
Hardware List - Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86
Installation - Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86
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Apps - Android Market
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Android 3.1 Platform Highlights | Android Developers
Android 3.1 Platform | Android Developers
Supporting Multiple Screens | Android Developers
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System Requirements | Android Developers
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Using Hardware Devices | Android Developers
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Android 2.2 Platform Highlights | Android Developers
YouTube - Android 2.2 Official Video
Android 2.2 - Google Search
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Geniatech launches a TV with Android on board! | Ubuntu Manual
Linux Today - Geniatech Launches a TV with Android onboard
Google rolls out fix for Android security threat • The Register
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50 Android Apps to Customize Your Phone — Datamation.com
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LinkedIn app for Android now available
A breakout board for your Android phone - Hack a Day
Linux Today - Android Chief: We are Still Open, Dammit
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RunDroid dual boots Android and Windows Mobile on the HTC HD2
Linux Today - The first great Android Tablet: Nook Color
Google Said to Restrict Access to Android Honeycomb | Wireless Week
Linux Today - Steve Jobs vindicated: Google Android is not open
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Linux Today - Android Virtualization: It's Time
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Motorola and LG announce 4G tablets running Android 3.0 | VentureBeat
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2 comments:

RocketDroid PC said...

The Rocket Droid Pc is a HDMI Android TV Dongle on Steroids! Plug it into your TV and experience the Android UI & Gaming like never before.
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Don's Deals Blog said...

Thanks for the info. Sounds interesting. Hope you make your funding goals.

Don