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What Does Odroid Mean?

Odroid is a handheld game console which uses the Android operating system. It is produced by a Korean open source hardware company called Hardkernal. It has a developer version and a full version. The developer version is meant for those interested in developing applications, games or content for Odroid users. The Odroid unit includes a debugging board, source codes and schematics to help developers. There is also an Odroid developer community, which helps to promote global interaction among Odroid developers and users.


Techopedia Explains Odroid

Odroid comes with following specifications:

  • It is based on the Samsung S5PC100 and comes with a Cortex A8 central processor, which functions at a clock speed of 833 Mhz.
  • It has 512 MB of built-in system memory.
  • A microSD card slot is provided and is allotted a 2 GB removable memory card .It is used as the system area of the kernel and boot loader.
  • The SDHC card slot has an 8 GB removable memory card for storing user-related data.
  • Odroid has a 3.5 inch 320×480 anti-scratch glass capacitive touch screen for high-definition video.
  • It has ports for USB and battery charging, and it comes with a connector cable. It also has a mini-HDMI jack.
  • A Wi-Fi/BT combo module is provided along with two batteries
  • It uses a multimedia accelerator and has a digital, three-axis acceleration sensor.
  • It uses WM8991, a highly integrated, low-power Hi-Fi for audio codec.

These features help the device handle Web browsing and high-definition video and game applications. Software can be added through Android Market or through a market alternative called SlideME.


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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.