Kogan Agora Internet TV Portal Player Brings Android to Your HDTV


kogan agora internet tv portal

We showed you yesterday Geniatech’s ARM9-based Android TV that’s currently being developed in China. Well, it turns out an Australian company called Kogan has just put a similar Android TV box on the market. The ~$149 Agora Internet TV Portal runs Android 2.2 and provides a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor from Samsung, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of flash storage, HDMI output, 802.11g Wi-Fi, SD card slot, and three USB ports that can be used for external storage or for connecting a wireless USB mouse and keyboard. In addition, Agora Internet TV Portal offers full access to Android Market (most likely unofficially). I think my favorite feature of this package is actually the remote, which has a gyroscope built-in — just point the remote and your on-screen cursor follows, hold the main button down and you can drag/scroll through menus with a flick of a wrist. What do you think? Like this type of Android box better than Google TV or even the Boxee Box? One nice thing about this setup is that all your phone apps tied to your Google account will sync over to your TV box at no additional charge.

Attached below is what could possibly be the OEM version of this product from a manufacture called Shenzhen Ider Technology out of China. Video credit: ARMdevices.net. [via]

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