They’re coming thick and fast now! PowKiddy are the latest brand to hop on the hype train with their re-imagining of HardKernel’s Odroid-Go Advance. The new PowKiddy RGB10 is yet another OGA clone just released. It bears a striking resemblance to the Q90 released earlier this year, but of course this time it’ll be powered by RockChip’s RK3326.
The rest of the hardware is fairly unremarkable. It’ll have the same size and resolution IPS display, one analog stick and hardware volume buttons. It will have 4 full size shoulder buttons, unlike the OGA v1.1. It looks like there’s a full size USB OTA port on the bottom too.
We don’t know if they’ll ship the PowKiddy RGB10 with a customised OS yet, but I would guess they’ll piggy back off the existing Operating Systems.
This makes the fifth handheld based on the RK3326. HardKernel’s Odroid-Go Advance of course came first, followed by the RK2020. The RG351P could be released towards the end of summer, and this yellow monstrosity from PowKiddy might beat it to market. The ZPG Pro is apparently due at the end of this month. Personally I think Anbernic’s RG351P will be the winner, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The PowKiddy RGB10 is available now from AliExpress for around $90. Check out Powkiddy AliExpress store for more details.
9 thoughts on “The PowKiddy RGB10 Is Another OGA Clone”
So is it worth buying? Anyone seen one in hand?
Whether or not it should be considered a ‘Clone’ or not is pretty irrelevant to me personally. The problem i have is that they are showing so quickly now. As a collector i’m going to buy one anyway? My Credit Card is taking a bit of a hammering these days.
Correct me if i’m wrong but just because a company is also using the RK3326 chipset doesn’t necessarily make the console a clone of the OGA does it? Pretty sure any manufacturer which fulfils minimum order number can use the RK3326 right? Also its obviously the next gen low cost chip from a known manufacturer with reasonable power so surely a natural choice for these consoles no?
This is true, but you have to bear in mind that these devices wouldn’t exist without the OGA. The RK2020 cloned the image from the spi flash of the OGA, and relies solely on the operating systems developed for that console. That’s a clone in my book.
If the rg351 and rgb10 don’t rely on any work already done by HK or the OGA devs then I’ll revise my opinion
So do you think none of these companies would never have used RK3326 if Hardkernel hadn’t done it first? Also didn’t the ZPG dev say something about ubuntu? Is there no firmware they could use that would not be stepping on Hard Kernels toes in some way? Wasn’t Open Dingux the same? eg. an open source OS that all chinese companies started using eventually?
“So do you think none of these companies would never have used RK3326 if Hardkernel hadn’t done it first?” – Nope, they’d still be using MIPS chips as long as they could get away with it.
“Also didn’t the ZPG dev say something about ubuntu?” – The stock firmware for the OGA is Ubuntu-based.
“Is there no firmware they could use that would not be stepping on Hard Kernels toes in some way?” – Not right now, no. HardKernel sponsored and supported all of the current firmwares except for Lakka, which has gone MIA.
“Wasn’t Open Dingux the same? eg. an open source OS that all chinese companies started using eventually?” – When Anbernic and the others created OpenDingux-based MIPS devices, they contributed code to the OS to allow their hardware to work properly, since they actually intended to improve on the original designs rather than copying them wholesale. As soon as these guys start doing the same with the OGA design and OSes you let me know, because right now they’re aiming for 100% compatibility and 0% of doing actual software work.
No, just using the same RK3326 doesn’t make it a clone. But using the RK3326 chipset plus the exact same screen and controls and I/O ports does make it a clone.