One of the cool things about the gadget market when it comes to Android-powered set-top boxes
is that there is a product for just about every budget and every need.
The new set top box that looks more like a set top disk than a box has
turned up from the Chinese manufacturer called Smallart. The device
itself is called the Uhost3.
Strangely, the manufacturer the device reportedly hasn’t decided
which quad-core processor to use. Reports indicate that it’s a tossup
between the Allwinner A31s and the Rockchip RK3188 at this point. The
other hardware is confirmed including 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of integrated
The set-top box features and HDMI output, dual USB ports, and
ethernet port, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The device
also has an ethernet port and audio output jacks as well as a camera on
the front. That front camera is intended for use in making video calls.
The set-top box also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with Android 4.1 is
the operating system. Pricing and availability are unknown.