UPDATE: There is a working Linux-image for the APC Rock 8950 available now. Check my post “Finally a working Linux image for the APC Rock 8950” for downloads and info.
I got my APC Rock 8950 and must admit, I’m pretty disappointed so far. Although the hardware is quite good (though no comparison to the genius ODroid-X2!), the support by Via is extremely poor so far.
In addition, it’s not possible to root the APC Rock 8950s preinstalled Android system. I’ve tried all avail. rooting tools, no luck. The rooting tutorial from the APC forums also won’t work, guess what? Yea, it’s been made for the APC 8750 and the differences are too big.
I’ll re-review this board once I find a working Linux image or at least a proper way to root the boards Android system, so I can install Linux embedded via the Linux Deploy app.
My advise: Get the APC 8750 if you don’t want to buy an Android-only singleboard-computer.
Specifications of the APC Rock 8950:
Model: Via APC Rock 8950
OS: Android 4.0 (PC System)
CPU: Chip VIA ARM Cortex-A9 @800Mhz Processor
Memory: DDR3 512MB Memory
Integrated storage: 4GB NAND Flash
Graphics: Built-in 2D/3D Graphic
Resolution up to 1080p
Input and Output: HDMI, VGA
Ports: 2x USB 2.0, 1x microUSB (OTG)
Audio out / Mic in
Network: 10/100 Ethernet
Size: 170 x 85mm (W x H)