Dec 11 AT 1:54 PM Clark Wimberly 5 Comments

ODROID, Android gaming device, ships soon

A few months back ODROID quietly started taking orders for what we can only assume is the lone gaming-specific Android device. Now its being reported that the orders should begin shipping with the next few days.

Only a handful of devices were made (limited to 300) and are aimed primarily at developers. The device ships with a debug board, usb cable, two batteries, schematics, a 2GB MicroSD card, and an 8GB SDHC card. ODROID is based on a Samsung S5PC100 833MHz ARM’s Cortex-A8 with NEON multimedia accelerator. One of the main selling points of the ODROID is the 720p output, which allows gaming and video playback on large external HDTV’s or monitors. Check out a handful of videos below:

While some of the features seem exciting, the website and device itself looks as if it may have been built in someone’s garage. If you are feeling adventurous, pre-orders are still open. Any of our readers out there order one of these things?

Via: Engadget

Source: ODROID

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • ExtremeT

    I actually wouldnt mind buying one and trying it out, it looks rather cool

  • http://Website That Guy

    I’d consider buying one if I didn’t already have a Pandora (other Linux gaming device) coming soon. The specs are similar and at this point the Pandora has more developed software (game-wise anyway). Plus, 3 D-pads, really? Korean companies never do gaming controls right, although it seems like most android games would be developed for touch and motion controls, considering most phones only have those.

  • nEx.Software

    Man is that thing ugly…

  • http://Website ari-free

    “for what we can only assume is the lone gaming-specific Android device.”

    I doubt it will be for long once everyone realizes they can use android to compete against nintendo and sony psp
    It should also encourage other phones to incorporate better game controls. Im tired of all the iPhone clones.

  • http://Website KaLanGO

    I think it could compete with psp or ds if the design were not so gameboy advance-ish.
    Other than that i look forward to see exclusive titles to this boy (using his graphics power, and not only ‘common android game’).
    But again, i think because most ppl dont have THIS or THAT android… developers may give up making high res graphical games for this thing only…