EVO Smart Console
|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
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.
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 version[change | change source]
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.
Specifications[change | change source]
Successors[change | change source]
EVO 2[change | change source]
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 DX[change | change source]
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.
References[change | change source]
- "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.
- Rosenberg, Adam. "EVO 2 console will bring Android gaming to your TV". Digital Trends. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
- Piejko, Pawel. "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.