EVO Smart Console
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EVO Smart Console (originally called Evo: Phase One) is a media PC and seventh generation era video game console made by Envizions. The beta, called EVO: Phase One, came out on October 20, 2006, and the final version came out on November 20, 2008.
|Release date||October 20, 2006 (beta)|
November 20, 2008 (final)
|Units sold||55 |
|CPU||2.9 GHz AMD Athlon (core)|
|Memory||2 GB @ 800 MHz|
|Storage||120 GB hard disk|
2 × USB 2.0
The system uses Linux software, which is based on the Fedora operating system. The system came with three games: SuperTux, Kobo Deluxe and Kid Destiny. The system has high definition (HD), can access the Internet, and can run games for Windows. It also has a 120 GB hard drive and 2 GB RAM.
The final name of the system is EVO Smart Console. It came out for developers on November 20, 2008, and cost $250. It had Amiga-based games, and an Akimbo-based video on demand service. It also had a larger, 250 GB hard drive, 1080p resolution, and its own Fedora-based Linux operating system, which was known as Mirrors Evolution. There is open source code for developers to make games for Linux.
The EVO 2 is a cancelled video game console Envizions first talked about in a press release on January 9, 2011 under the name GameBox. It was revealed on May 25, 2011, along with specifications, images, and a new name. It was supposed to come out in fall 2011. Their website previously said the console would ship in 2012.
- CPU: 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 core, Samsung S5PV210. Can run up to 1.2 GHz, 512MB memory, built-in 2G memory space.
- GPU: Nvidia Tegra
- 512 MB internal flash memory.
- Expandable via SD/SDHC memory cards
- SD memory card slot (supports SDHC cards)
- 5 USB 2.0 ports
- "AV Multi Out" port, supporting composite video, S-Video (NTSC consoles only)
- HDMI out port, supporting six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI
- 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, or 480i, standard 4:3 and 16:9 anamorphic widescreen
On November 28, 2012, Envizions CEO Derrick Samuels announced a new Android console, Oton, from his new startup company, which was called 'EnGeniux'. This stopped the EVO 2 from being made.
EVO 2 DXEdit
As of 2012[update], Envizions said it was making the EVO 2 DX, a gaming PC that was going to be able to run both Windows and Android. It was thought it would be able to play Android games using motion gestures, and have a version that would be able to play Blu-ray Discs.
- CPU: A "quad-core Opteron & Phenom" CPU, which has not been revealed
- GPU: Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 (DirectX 10.1)
- Chipset: AMD 785G chipset + SB750 chipset
- VGA, DVI-D, HDMI 1.3 outputs
- 4 x SATA II 3Gbit/s AMD RAIDXpert RAID 0,1,5,10
- Integrated ALC662 6-CH HD audio
- Realtek PCI-Express gigabit Ethernet
- 1 x 32-bit PCI, 1 x mini-PCI Express, 2 x eSATA
As of when the EVO 2 was cancelled, it is not known what is happening with the EVO 2 DX.
- ↑ "Crowdfunding and the Mysterious Oton Console". Tap-Repeatedly. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
- ↑ Jason Rider. "An interview with Envizions founder Derrick Samuels". Thunderbolt. Archived from the original on 23 November 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
- ↑ Donald Melanson. "EVO 2 console promises to bring Android gaming to your TV". Joystiq. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rosenberg, Adam (26 May 2011). "EVO 2 console will bring Android gaming to your TV". Digital Trends. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
- ↑ Piejko, Pawel (31 May 2011). "EVO 2 gaming console to bring Android games to TV". Gizmag. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
- ↑ "EVO 2 DX". Envizionsinc.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2012-11-05.
- ↑ "Envizions". Envizionsinc.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2013-02-13.