Remember when all this started? About three years ago, the first Android devices, turning any screen into a ‘Smart’ Android screen, appeared on the market. The Android device was a revolution – it actually converted your screen, any screen (!) into an Android-based screen that can run apps. We at NoviSign embraced it almost immediately. It had one Wi-Fi connection, a single Core CPU, and it cost $150. Yes, it was a bit ‘low’ in performance, but it could perform as a first generation of Android Digital Signage players. Our faith in Android was on the rise!
Months went by and a set of new devices was introduced into the market. The demand was high, and prices kept dropping. One could find devices for less than $100. Dual core devices that allowed Android Digital Signage software providers to increase the players’ capabilities were released to the market about a year ago.
Still, one could not simply buy it in the local store or in Amazon.
In the last few months, the revolution has reached a high point as Quad Core devices flooded the market. The price dropped down to as little as $20 for the basic MK family or stronger devices like Minix at less than $100. But this is not all – one can now find these devices in electronic stores across the U.S. and on sites like Amazon, at very reasonable prices.
Android Digital Signage players – they’ve never been closer…