Oval Elephant came in yesterday's mail, unexpectedly... apparently has a mic which I missed in their description page, 3.5mm headphone jack, 1 miniUSB OTG, 1 fullsize USB, male full size HDMI(comes with a female-male HDMI extension cable, but I'm going to need a longer one).
Actually ALL of the cables that they shipped with it were pretty short, so I might do some rooting around for old USB cables to see if I can't come up with some longer ones and/or power from one of the desktop's USB ports. HDMI's going to be a problem, but I suppose that I can hook it up to my monitor relatively safely this time since it actually has the ESD clamping chips, but I'll still need/want to find some longer USB cables. (The short ones will be great once it gets setup completely, and just hangs to the side/back of the TV.)
I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but hopefully this morning. (Might not be able to get to it IF I can't find some longer cables fairly quickly...)
(Expect pretty much identical performance to the 802s. [EDIT] Just remembered, monitor's 1080p so IF I hook it up to that the perf will be a little worse v. the 720p TV that I hooked the 802 up to a couple of times, more pixels to push linux is unlikely to be useable but maybe I can burn the armhf image and follow toby's guide to the mali driver install which should help a little even if not much is accelerated yet. [/EDIT])
OK. Gave up and just used the short cables to TV(720p, HDMI port on monitor is in a position that's a PITA to insert cords, actually ALL of the ports on it are like that... along a bottom edge and recessed...) TV handily has USB jacks and HDMI so I could do all in one thing plus the wireless RF kb that I got.
Anyways, ICS booted up as expected, 4.0.4. Ok here is where the goodness ends. Tries to connect to my WPA2 network(2.4GHz) and just loops connect-disconnect constantly. (Netgear N600 WNDR3400v2 router that I just picked up Tuesday evening as my old one died on me(DIR-615 rev. b2) set up for b/g/n. OE can't see the 5GHz net, nor can the 802.)
So, I just say well enough of that, yank the USB, insert my 12.04 lubuntu v3 (miniand) imaged uSD into the slot, re-insert USB, and .... and ... and ... nothing. I'll try pulling the RF dongle to see if that's messing things up, but I unfortunately suspect that this might need some work.
Never got the uSD Ubuntu image to boot, so there's a config file that needs to be changed back to giving the uSD boot priority is my guess.
WiFi eventually connected under Android but it took it ALOT of connect-disconnect cycles.
Quadrant doesn't run, I'm sure because of the screen orientation. With the 802s it would run "sideways" which never happens with the OE.
Antutu got about 2750, about 15.75 linpack single thread, 15.0 multi-thread, 37.5fps in nenamark
Block Story failed to install, complained about SD card as did one other app. (I think that this ICS fw is going to be in DIRE need of a custom ROM... if you plan to use Android...)
According to Android System Info CPU freqs go all the way up to 1488MHz although it spent 0% time there, while spending 20% @ 1008MHz. -> setCPU + profile and your good to OC, although one guy (mrspin) on the OE forums said that he was only able to go to 1056MHz before Antutu started crashing. (Oval Elephant has forums now, for their mini pc hardware.)
Oh yes, it also powers off. There's a nice "power" softbutton that gives the option to shutdown, reboot, or cancel. The physical button on the device will power it back up, it's also used in their fw flashing process, aka "U" button.
Maybe later in the week I'll have/take time to hook it up to the notebook or desktop and do a little snooping around with adb...
The general model of the OE is apparently K-A10, and none of the buildinfo, etc. from Android System Info had any of the familiar reff04 board refs, this time they UL1 IIRC.
Maybe spend some more time looking up if there are quick way to force a10 boards back to boot priority to uSD, o.w. I'm stuck until I or someone else finds something to do so...