I recently placed an order for an Odroid U2 from HardKernel. The Odroid U2 is a small credit card sized computer designed for android development. It features a Cortex-A9 CPU and a Mali-T400 graphics chipset.
This little device is the mere size of a credit card and sure does pack a punch of processing power. My intended use for this device was to provide me with an alternative onsite file backup system synchronizing between a web server and the device allowing me to access its contents via the network, however, the idea of cloud storage is growing on me as hard drive prices are falling. This device set me back about $285 USD which is cheap compared to the price of its equal phone versions. Its preloaded with a developer’s Android and some software from Hardkernel to help you get started. If you’re trying this device out for the first time, I would recommend that you replace this software with the latest version of Cyanogen or install a supported version of Linux from their forums.
Specification as of Hardkernel Website:
|Processor||Samsung Exynos4412 Prime Cortex-A9 Quad Core 1.7Ghz with 1MB L2 cache|
|Memory||2048MB(2GB) LP-DDR2 880Mega data rate|
|3D Accelerator||Mali-400 Quad Core 440MHz|
|Video||supports 1080p via HDMI cable(H.264+AAC based MP4 container format)|
|Video Out||micro HDMI connector|
|Audio||Standard 3.5mm headphone jack
|LAN||10/100Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 Jack ( Auto-MDIX support)|
|USB2.0 Host||High speed standard A type connector x 2 ports|
|USB2.0 Device||ADB/Mass storage(Micro USB)|
|Storage (Option)||MicroSD Card Slot
eMMC module socket
|Power (Option)||5V 2A Power|
|System Software||u-boot 2010.12, Kernel 3.0.x, Android 4.x
Source code will be uploaded on download page after first shipment.
|Case||Aluminum full metal body with heat sink. (59 x 57 x 60 mm)|
|PCB Size||48 x 52 mm|