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how powerful are the android boxes?

Discussion in 'General Android Discussion' started by redoorn, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. redoorn

    redoorn New Member

    i am looking to replace the creaky ol' toshiba laptop with a box that has at least the juice of my s7 galaxy.
    is this feasible?
    recommendations?
    thanks, randy.
     
  2. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

    Android boxes are not as powerful as a Galaxy S7, they are mainly used for video decompression.
    Only Nividia Shield offers such power but it's more expensive.

    What do you want to do with it ? Games ? Retro gaming ?
     
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  3. redoorn

    redoorn New Member

    i primarily use the win 7 laptop for playing mp3 music, audio books (audible), podcasts and whatnot in my basement man cave.
    unfortunately, many of the apps quit working (no longer supported) in win 7 after some security updates. they do work on my phone. different apps but at least i can get to the content i wish to play. if i could find an android box that could do this for me i would give the laptop a short ride off the toe of my boot and call it Good!
    is it possible to download, to a box, any app from the web that i can put on my phone?
     
  4. skynet

    skynet Moderator Moderator

    Minix boxes use full Android version and let you install most Android apps (vs android TV). Playing mp3, audio books and podcast is possible with many apps, including Kodi.

    Sent with my S7 edge using Tapatalk