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Default Dell HDMI android stick

Does anyone have one of these ?

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/cloud-connect/pdhttp://www.dell.com/us/business/p/cloud-connect/pd

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`OverviewTech Specs

Operating System

Android 4.1, Jelly Bean operating system to support triple play (voice, data and video)

Display

Additional power and control offered by MHL
HDMI/MHL equipped video interface
1080p Full-HD resolution support

Processor

Multi-core Cortex-A9 ARM System-on-Chip (SoC)*
Comprehensive integration of processors and hardware engines*
Powerful 2D/3D graphics capability*
Advanced HD video and audio processing capability

Networking

802.11 a/b/g/n dual band wireless

Ports

MHL/HDMI video interface (at launch)
DisplayPort video interface
1x USB mini for peripherals (keyboard/Mouse)
1x Micro USB host port / External power input
1x Micro SD card slot (expandable up to 72GB flash storage)

Connectivity

Bluetooth pairing button
Citrix Receiver*
VMware Horizon View client*
MSFT RDP

Peripherals

Kybd, Mouse, and Strorage via Bluetooth v3
Or 1x USB mini for peripherals (keyboard/Mouse)

Memory1

8GB flash
1 GB RAM
1x Micro SD card slot (expandable up to 72GB flash storage)

Miscellaneous

LED power indicator
Android applications, music, magazines etc.*
Enterprise level securityDevice security*
Operating system & application level security
Desktop & content security*
Management*
Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager
Enterprise level security enforcement
System management*
Application and content management
User Self-Service Portal
Real-time reporting, alerts & analytics
Chrome for fast, safe, and easy web access`
 
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I have a chromecast... I wonder if this will supply all of the chrome cast functionality plus access to all of the other android apps... $129 is nearly 4 Chromecasts for one of these. Well there now exists an android stick with trusted support behind it.
Not that the other providers didn't provide support, dell is a large company with lits of resources.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF6C...e_gdata_player
 
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The dell marketing seems to be focused on the work environment, and this need to connect a mouse and keyboard.

But yeah, I'd like to know too if it does what Chromecast does. Can I watch movies and cast from my smartphone? Can I mirror display?
 
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I have purchased one of these and using it for entertainment and work. You have to create a Dell Client Connect Manager starter account and setup users there first with rights. Right now I have XBMC running on it plus netflix, hulu, citrix receiver for work and few other apps. Google play store showed apps to be not compatible with this device so I installed 1market store where I can download the same apps as the Play Store.
 
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The dell marketing seems to be focused on the work environment, and this need to connect a mouse and keyboard.

But yeah, I'd like to know too if it does what Chromecast does. Can I watch movies and cast from my smartphone? Can I mirror display?
You can probably use Cheapcast (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...maui.cheapcast) in order to achieve what you need it to.
 
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I have it too, with netflix the video sometimes pauses, the subtitles go out of sync and never catch up. It comes with Android 4.1.2 and the apps on play store are very limited, you can install more with 1market but some of them will not work.

Also the mouse and actions have some lag, it is not as responsive as my nexus 5 or 7, when you type sometimes it take almost a second to show the letter you typed.

I'm still looking for a way to change the resolution in my 27@ monitor it doesnt look as windows, it's a little blur.

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I have purchased one of these and using it for entertainment and work. You have to create a Dell Client Connect Manager starter account and setup users there first with rights. Right now I have XBMC running on it plus netflix, hulu, citrix receiver for work and few other apps. Google play store showed apps to be not compatible with this device so I installed 1market store where I can download the same apps as the Play Store.
Mine shows only 2.9GB storage, there are 8GB advertised, how many GB has yours?
 
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Has anyone had any luck seeing if there Is a way to get around the first setup so I can use it as a normal android Stick without a Cloud Connect Manager account?

For those that have used the Manager account to get a User set up. Does it become useless after the trial is up or is it not needed once an account is made?
 
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Has anyone had any luck seeing if there Is a way to get around the first setup so I can use it as a normal android Stick without a Cloud Connect Manager account?

For those that have used the Manager account to get a User set up. Does it become useless after the trial is up or is it not needed once an account is made?
Hi,
yes, I just installed another launcher via adb, thats all. google-apps (play) are already installed.
And it looks like you can uninstall the cloud connection manager via settings as well. I did not try it yet.

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Default Dell Cloud Connect (HDMI Android) in Hotels

I have a Dell Cloud Connect, which I was hoping would work (as Dell proclaims it will) as a smallportable device to put my work desktop (via RDP) onto the TV in my hotel room - a potentially extremely attractive feature for those of us who travel a lot.

The first hotel I stayed in (San Jose, CA) had a TV with the requisite HDMI ports. I tried it in both but there seemed to be so much installed with the hotel entertainment systems (OnCmmunications and LodgeNet) that the option to choose the Input was unavailable (or had been made deliberately unavailable); I was not able to change the Input. Has anyone else found this? (One word of warning: I am no TV expert so it is possible I was being dumb.)

On return home the Dongle plugged straight into a projector and an HDMI-equipped Monitor with minimal problems. On the monitor and projector all looks a good except for the hassle of Cloud Connect.

In answer to the question above about whether you have to use the paid CloudConnect, Dell has told me "We do have a Starter version that is available. However only the 14-day pilot (pro) edition is what we send out for piloting purposes. We can however convert your pro edition to starter upon completion of the pilot." I believe the Starter Version is free and supports up to something like 15 or 25 devices.

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