EVO Smart Console

media PC and video game console

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.

EVO Smart Console
ManufacturerEnvizions
TypeEntertainment PC
Release dateOctober 20, 2006 (2006-10-20) (beta)
November 20, 2008 (final)
Discontinued2010 (2010)
Units sold55 [1]
MediaDVD, CD
CPU2.9 GHz AMD Athlon (core)
Memory2 GB @ 800 MHz
Storage120 GB hard disk
ConnectivityEthernet
2 × USB 2.0
Backward
compatibility
Linux
SuccessorEVO 2

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.

Final versionEdit

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.

SpecificationsEdit

SuccessorsEdit

EVO 2Edit

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.[2] It was revealed on May 25, 2011, along with specifications, images, and a new name.[3] It was supposed to come out in fall 2011. Their website previously said the console would ship in 2012.

Specifications

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, 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.[6][7]

Specifications
  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Crowdfunding and the Mysterious Oton Console". Tap-Repeatedly. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  2. Jason Rider. "An interview with Envizions founder Derrick Samuels". Thunderbolt. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  3. Donald Melanson. "EVO 2 console promises to bring Android gaming to your TV". Joystiq. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rosenberg, Adam. "EVO 2 console will bring Android gaming to your TV". Digital Trends. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  5. Piejko, Pawel. "EVO 2 gaming console to bring Android games to TV". Gizmag. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  6. "EVO 2 DX". Envizionsinc.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2012-11-05.
  7. "Envizions". Envizionsinc.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2013-02-13.

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