Andromedia Puts Android On Your TV

  1. Streaming players are quickly growing market, with devices like the Google Chromecast and Roku Player holding half of the media center market. However, most players are limited by the apps they can access. However, the Andromedia set-top box, created by Chicago resident Tynan Overstreet, has an answer.
  2. The Andromedia is an open-source set-top box that turns your TV into an Android media player. Users will also be able to download apps from the Google App Store and Amazon App Store. According to Overstreet, the box will provide users with the functionality to do more than just watch videos. It will also be able to play games, access the Web, and stream music and video.
  3. Streaming players are quickly growing market, with devices like the Google Chromecast and Roku Player holding half of the media center market. However, most players are limited by the apps they can access. However, the Andromedia set-top box, created by Chicago resident Tynan Overstreet, has an answer.
  4. The Andromedia is an open-source set-top box that turns your TV into an Android media player. Users will also be able to download apps from the Google App Store and Amazon App Store. According to Overstreet, the box will provide users with the functionality to do more than just watch videos. It will also be able to play games, access the Web, and stream music and video.
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  6. The Andromedia is built into the Odroid U3+, a single board computer from South Korean company HardKernel. According to Overstreet, the Odroid U3+ has 10x more processing power in a smaller form factor than the Raspberry Pi. The OdroidU3+ features a quad-core, 1.72-GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB storage. Plus, this little box will be compatible with multiple remotes.
  7. Overstreet is trying to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter to make his dream a reality. The first 1,000 backers can preorderAndromedia Android media center withe 8GB flash memory for $165. All other backers can order an 8GB model for $170. There are also other levels for preordering versions with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flash memory. There are also options for backers to buy a kit to convert their OdroidU3+ into an Andromedia. Overstreet plans on delivering all preordered Andromedias by December 2014.
  8. By creating an open-source media center, Overstreet has created a streaming device that isn't limited by developers and company agreements; only by what developers put on the Google App Store. As we look at Andromedia's specs, we aren't sure how its streaming quality or speed would compare with other media centers on the market. If the project reaches full funding, we hope we can can test the device ourselves.

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