FV-1 Android TV box running Android 2.2
For an old box(now) that had no real reason to live, it's still doing reasonably well.
Internal battery has been replaced as date/time could no longer be held without new battery.
I have Sync Settings
and Calendar Sync
CalenGoo Calendar provides excellent Google sync even without any account sync.
BSPlayer provides SMB streaming access to NAS video content
BSPlayer can play mkv(H.264,AC3) 720p videos without any real lag/skip.
MX Player Pro is also a good video player.
Neutron Music Player provides SMB streaming access to NAS for music.
XiiaLive provide Internet Radio
Samba Filesharing allows file access to local storage.
Kaiten or MailDroid provide mail services with split screen
WhatsApp works fine on FV-1 Android box when installed the same way you would on an Android tablet.
Go Contacts provides contacts for WhatsApp.
IMdB v3.3 is just the bees knees and works will.
aScreenshot provides good screen capture.
SanDisk Extreme SDHC 300X High-Speed Memory Card (32GB / Class 10) give almost 20MB/20MB read/write disk access with SDBoost.
Link2SD solves any /data storage issues with an external 2GB partition for storage on the SDcard.
ES File Explorer gives good access to all file components.
z4Root v1.3 allows root access.
SwiftKey Keyboard works with Logitech K400 keyboard and mouse via swipe on screen keyboard.
Old Sony Ericsson K610 phone is seen as an external disk allowing files to be managed.
Screen Density of 145 gives me the best display to readable ratio I have found.
Haven't really worried about turning my FV-1 box into a NAS as I already have a QNAP NAS, however the FV-1 box is on 100MBit Ethernet.
Connection is to a Sony Bravia 40" HDTV via a HDMI/audio switch/splitter.
I am seeing a continual drop off of applications for Android v2.2 but still surprised how well supported Android v2.2 still is.
The following applications have now gone from Android v2.2 line-up as far as updates go:
With my current setting I get an AnTuTu score of around 2600.
With enough free RAM the AnTuTu score on an FV-1 Android TV box v2.2 can be pushed out to over 3300