Is it really ChromeOS?

No, it’s not. We had a lot of internal discussion on this, and have concluded that it’s more Android than ChromeOS. To be specific, it’s actually a modified Google TV release, but with all of the Bionic / Dalvik stripped out and replaced with a single binary for Chromecast. Since the Marvell DE3005 SOC running this is a single core variant of the 88DE3100, most of the Google TV code was reused. So, although it’s not going to let you install an APK or anything, its origins: the bootloader, kernel, init scripts, binaries, are all from the Google TV.

简单的说,有Android的内核,没有Bionic / Dalvik。没法装apk。Chromecast的功能是作为一大坨二进制包直接当膏药粘到一个精简版android上的。


SoC的资料很少,业界猜测是1.2GHz ARMv7双核,从512MB RAM 2G ROM 来看,这35刀的货就是个废品啊。还是我大MTK和Allwinner是业界良心。