The PowKiddy RGB10Max Is The First OGS Clone

PowKiddy RGB10 Max

Raise your hands if you didn’t see this coming. No-one? Yep thought so! So in case you missed it, HardKernel released their updated Odroid-Go Super at the beginning of this year. It’s the same hardware as their previous device in a larger shell with a 5 inch screen and a higher resolution. The PowKiddy RGB10Max looks to be a very similar handheld, with some improvements.

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The HardKernel Odroid-Go Super Promises Big Improvements

HardKernel OGS Odroid-Go Super

In January it’ll be a year since HardKernel surprised us all with their DIY handheld based on the RockChip RK3326. Since then we’ve been inundated with Chinese versions which in most cases make very little improvements to HK’s original design. 2021 will see the release of the HardKernel Odroid-Go Super (OGS) which promises some real improvements, though maybe not the ones we were hoping for.

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The ZPG Pro Rumours and Release Date

ZPG Pro Aluminium

The original ZPG was a DIY handheld that used the guts of a cell phone for its mainboard. It was mostly the work of Lao Zhang, he made use of Vita controls and the motherboard of a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to create the device. The ZPG was released in very small batches to the Chinese market, and was almost impossible for Westerners to buy.

It’s always been rumoured that the ZPG was leading up to something else, and that rumour has just been substantiated. Over on the Chinese forums God of light and darkness (cool name) is posting short teaser videos pertaining to a ZPG Pro.

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The RK2020 Review

It’s difficult to know where to begin the RK2020 review. The moral high ground regarding cloned hardware is probably not it. It’d be easy to dismiss the RK2020 as a lazy copycat device, attempting to cash in on the good work of HardKernel. Whilst it’s true that the RK2020 wouldn’t exist without the OGA, this hobby usually treads a legal grey area one way or another. There is no proprietary hardware inside the Odroid-Go Advance, so whilst it might be cheeky to build 100% compatible hardware, given the success of the OGA it’s hardly a surprise to see.

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