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$75 Can Buy You Ice Cream Sandwich on a Stick, Take Android to Any Screen

Last week, we wrote up FXI’s ICS-in-a-USB that was about to hit the market for a whopping $200. As soon as we published that, people started mentioning another option for Android lovers, which is called the MK802. For being such a small package, it comes packed with an 1GHz A-8 Cortex processor, 1080 video playback capabilities, 4GB of internal storage, and 512MB of RAM.

With the Android-in-a-stick devices, you can take the mobile OS anywhere you go and plug it into a display that has an HDMI slot for working on the go, or even playing your favorite games. Due to being such a reasonable offering, the product is currently Sold Out online, but more units are expected back in stock in the beginning of June. Prepare your credit cards.

Via: Phandroid

  • David

    My thoughts for this, “HTPC with nas storage”

  • djsquid10

    does this work on a xbox 360?

  • Can someone please explain to me why I would want to essentially downgrade my PC or laptop os to a mobile format like ICS? I don’t get it…

    • lostsync

      I think you missed the point. Most people would probably use this as an additional standalone device. You could take this on vacation, for example, and use the TV and WiFi at the hotel to enjoy your Netflix account without typing up your laptop or phone. I don’t think most people would be looking to replace their actual computers with this thing. That said, people who didn’t have a computer at all could really benefit from something like this. It’s cheap, portable, and does 99% of what people need a computer for.

  • brando56894

    The question is how well does it perform? I think I’m still going to opt for cotton candy though since it has better hardware.

  • This is actually a game-changer. A cheap computer. How many people out there need a quick connect to Facebook or to search the web or Wikipedia? If there were a Google Store, these would blow up BIG.

    Can’t wait to see Motorola start making these. {{^_^}}

    • hamonry

      cell phone

  • hamonry

    Droid razr has hdmi out and can do basically the same

  • regkilla

    Why can’t I buy this with my PayPal?!

    • Because it’s sold out. Try reading the article. {{-_-}}

      • regkilla

        I did read the article. Products like this could only be bought with a credit card. smh

  • I just don’t get it.

  • You should look at the Raspberry pi http://www.raspberrypi.org/ you can load ics on it and uts $35.

  • Joe Paul

    Just get an old smartphone used on Craigslist. I have a Droid charge that stays plugged into my tv (for playing snes games with my wiimote.)

  • vawwyakr

    No bluetooth = fail

  • Jay

    where can i order one!!!

  • blackcatroad

    But didn’t Motorola already tell us that ICS won’t run on 512MB? 😉

    • d3man

      yes it will not run because of how motoblur has to run in the systems ram too. google has already issued a statement saying if your phone has 2.3 then it can run ics 4.0 but they were excluding skins like sense blur ETC.

  • r0lct

    If I could find a compatible touch monitor for cheap it would be great in the kitchen.

  • EvanTheGamer

    So basically, you can plug this into an HDTV with an HDMI port? If so, I’m buying one when they become available again.

  • Liderc

    This is really interesting, I’m curious to see how well it works with your mouse/keyboard ect…

    • hamonry

      droid razr and atrix already does

      • Liderc

        Tons of smart phones do, but this isn’t a smart phone, hence the reason I’m curious.

  • How is this different than just plugging my GNex into my TV/monitor?

  • ASDF

    Can I download a file and put it on a USB, making one myself?

    • PuzzleShot

      if your usb stick has a processor and a memory chip

  • MikeCiggy

    My initial thought of ICS on a stick

    Lol, it’s a good idea. If you have a crap laptop you can use this to make it a working piece of equipment. Would be nice if they made a version that was compatible with the air card slots on the PC so you would’nt have wires or anything.

  • Matt

    Will this work plugged into any old tv with a USB or HDMI port?

  • WOW! This is dope. Definitely gained yourselves a a good sourcing here, DL!

  • So like… how do you interact with it? Keyboard and mouse?

  • Phil Stout

    Sounds better than my revue google tv…. #fail

  • tvjrc603

    can it put ICS on my DROID 3?

    • Jonik Cannon

      simpson’s did it

  • does it really need more than one color?

    • Mike

      Are you serious? People would bitch if it came in only one color. Apparently they’ll bitch no matter what.

      • cancerous_it

        i don’t like the tone of that comment.

  • Blargenheimer

    >tfw you have to spend $75 to get an update