Rikomagic MK802 IV is the latest Android Mini PC to come from one of the best known manufacturer, Rikomagic.
This is one of the first units to feature a quad core Cortex-A9 CPU that runs at speeds up to 1.8Ghz, it has 2GB of built in RAM and its all based on the Rockchip 3188 chipset. The specs match those of the latest smartphones like the HTC One so you can expect similar performance you get on your quad core tablet or smartphone.
The Rikomagic MK802 IV also has a dedicated GPU built in, although its still using the tried and tested Mali 400. You don’t have to worry about it under performing as this is still state of the art GPU supporting 3D graphic with OpenGL ES2.0 and OpenVG 1.1.
The MK802 IV comes loaded with Android 4.1 but the manufacturer assures us that it will upgrade the operating system to Android 4.2 when it is available. The upgrade process is very simple and the good people in the Rikomagic forums supply you with plenty of resources to get the job done.
As with the older units like the MK808 the MK802 IV supports external storage so you can enjoy your favorite TV shows and Movies right on your living room TV in high definition. You can also use the MK802 IV to stream content from Netflix or YouTube and many other streaming services. I especially enjoy the fact that it comes with Google Music built in so I can listen to my music library in the living room when we have people over and don’t want the TV to “steal” the conversation away and when they leave I can just switch to Netflix and watch something with the wife.
The best feature and probably my favorite is the fact that you get access to the Google Play store with 600,000 apps so I get the same functionality as I do on my smartphone so my contacts, bookmarks, notes and calendar are always synced between all my Android devices.
The ability to have all these features and act as an Android HTPC make the Rikomagic MK802 IV a must have unit for anyone who likes a full HTPC experience. Below you can watch a YouTube Review of the Rikomagic MK802 IV that demonstrates the interface and some of the capabilities.