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Dingoo A320

Dingoo A-320
Dingoo A-320 Logo
Dingoo A-320 System
Manufacturer Dingoo Digital Technology Company Ltd.[1]
Type Handheld game console
Retail availability February 2009
Media SD card
Operating system
System-on-chip used Jz4732 / Jz4740
CPU XBurst@360MHz (MIPS)
Memory 32MB RAM
Storage SanDisk 2GB Micro SD internal flash memory
Display 2.8" LCD, 320×240px, 65.5K colors
Website .hk.dingoowww

The Dingoo A-320 is a gaming handheld that supports music and video playback and open game development. The system features an on-board radio and recording program. It is available to consumers in three colors: white, black, and pink. It was released in February 2009 and has since sold over 1 million units.

Dingoo focuses on games and media products, and is located in the Futian District, Shenzhen.[1]

Hardware

A black Dingoo.

Specifications

  • Internal Storage 1/2/4GB flash
  • Additional Storage MiniSD/SDHC (MicroSD/SDHC with adapter)
  • Input D-Pad, 2 shoulder, 4 face, Start & Select buttons, Mic.
  • Outputs Stereo Speakers, Headphone Jack & TV-out w/ included cable
  • I/O Mini-USB connector 2.0
  • Battery 3.7V 1700-1800 mAH (6.29WH) Li-Ion, approx. 7 hours run time
  • Video Playback RM, MP4, 3GP, AVI, ASF, MOV, FLV, MPEG
  • Audio Playback MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, RA
  • Radio Digital FM Tuner
  • Recording Supports digital recording of voice (MP3 and WMA formats) and FM radio at 8 kHz
  • Software Support Free official and unofficial SDKs Available
  • Dimensions 125 × 55.5 × 14mm) / (4.92in x 2.17in x 0.59in)
  • Weight 3.8 oz (110g)[2]

Function

Games

Original

Original games in two different languages (USA (U) and Chinese (C)) for the Native OS are included:

  • 7 Days - Salvation (U)
  • Ali Baba (U)
  • Amiba's Candy (U)
  • Block Breaker (U)
  • Decollation Warrior [God of War Criminal Day] (U)
  • Dingoo Link Em Up (U)
  • Dingoo Snake (U)
  • Hell Striker II [World Road] (U)
  • Landlord (U)
  • Nose Breaker (U)
  • Puzzle Bobble [PoPo Bash] (C)
  • Tetris (U)
  • Ultimate Drift (U)
  • Yi-Chi King Fighter (C)
  • Zhao Yun Chuan (C)

Homebrew

Homebrew / Public Domain (PD) games for all operation systems (OS) can be added manually:

Native OS

  • 15
  • Aothello
  • Arcade Volleyball
  • Astro Lander
  • Biniax 2
  • BlueCube4D
  • Brickomania
  • Chip World
  • Color Lines
  • Commander Koon [Commander Keen]
  • Connect Four - Zero Gravity
  • Digger
  • Dooom
  • Game & Watch - Formula 1
  • HexaVirus
  • Manic Miner
  • MineSweeper
  • mRPG
  • Mushroom Roulette
  • New RAW [Another World]
  • Quake
  • Rubido
  • SameGoo
  • SomeTris
  • Spartak-Chess
  • Spear of Destiny
  • Spoout
  • szSokuban760
  • szSudoku760 [Sudoku Platinum]
  • TCGS Car
  • The Last Mission
  • TowerToppler [Nebulus]
  • Vectoroids
  • Vorton
  • Wolfenstein 3-D
  • Wubtris
  • XRickOO [Rick Dangerous]

Dingux

  • Duke Nukem 3D

Emulation

Official

Community-based

Arcade games

Video player

  • Video containers: RMVB, RM, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG, MP4, ASF, MOV
  • Video codecs: WMV1, WMV3, WMV7, WMV8.1, WMV9, MP42, mp4v, DIV3, DiVX5, XViD, MJPG, MPEG1, MPEG2
  • LCD resolution: 320×240

Audio player

Photo viewer

Text reader

  • Supports TXT file formats (English and Chinese)
  • Support English text to speech
  • Further functions include bookmarking, auto browsing, font sizing, and it can open while music is playing.[2]

Radio receiver

  • FM Radio
  • Wide channel range from 76.0–108.0 MHz, support manual/auto channel scanning, FM recording and can keep playing while using other application. User can save up to 40 channels.[2]

Audio recording

  • Voice and radio recording
  • Voice recording and supports MP3/WAV formats.[2]

Other

  • Supports SWF File Format (only Flash 6)
  • U-disk virus protection: Built-in anti-virus software protection, to keep the system at its best performance.
  • USB 2.0 Transmission Interface: Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS X support[2]

File browser

  • allows you to find files on your Dingoo (games, music, videos, photos, voice recordings)[2]

Firmware

A Dingoo running an alpha version of a Linux port

Official firmware

  • Firmware V1.01
  • Firmware V1.02
  • Firmware V1.03
  • Firmware V1.10 (Added Multi-Language Support)
  • Firmware V1.11 (Added Korean Language Support)
  • Firmware V1.20 (Y & B button bug fix and more)
  • Firmware V1.22

Unofficial firmware

Team Dingoo released the first unofficial firmware with user customizable theming possibilities. The system files were moved from hidden memory to an accessible memory location, allowing users to change the graphical settings. This firmware is updated regularly.

  • a320-1.03TD-3
  • a320-1.03TD-2
  • a320-1.03TD-1

µC/OS-II

The native [4] a low-cost priority-based pre-emptive real time multitasking operating system kernel for microprocessors, written mainly in the C programming language. It is mainly intended for use in embedded systems. All official software for the Dingoo A-320 (including its emulators) run on µC/OS-II.

Linux

A Linux kernel was generally released by Booboo on Google Code on May 18, 2009.

A dual boot installer called "Dingux" was released June 24. This allows for dual booting the original firmware or Linux without the need for connection to a PC.

Enthusiasts have successfully run Linux versions of many games, including Prboom engine (Doom, Hexen, Heretic), Build engine (Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior), Quake, Dodgin' Diamonds 1 & 2, Biniax 2, GNU Robbo, Super Transball 2, Defendguin, Waternet, Sdlroids, Spout, Tyrian, Rise of the Triad, Open Liero, REminiscence, Blockrage, and the OpenBOR game engine.

The Dingoo can run emulators: ScummVM, SMS Plus, Gmuplayer, FinalBurn Alpha, Gnuboy, GpSP, MAME, PSX4ALL, Snes9x, PicoDrive, openMSX, GP2Xpectrum, and FCEUX.

See also

Reviews

  • Dingoo A320 review by Tech Radar
  • Dingoo A320 Review by Gadgetoid (English)
  • Dingoo A320 Review at Bordersdown forums (previously NTSC-uk) (English)

External links

  • Dingoo Official Website (English)
  • Dingoonity: Dingoo A-320 Development and Discussion forum (English)
  • Dingoo-Scene A-320 News Blog (English)
  • Dingoo Video-Audio Codec Analysis (English)
  • Emuboards A-320 News (English)
  • DCEmu A-320 News (English)
  • PDRoms Dingoo News & Files (English)
  • A-320 Wiki
  • Booboo's Dingoo Linux Blog (English)
  • Vice ( Dingoo native)

References

  1. ^ a b Shenzhen Dingoo Technology Co., Ltd.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.dingoo.cn/en_index.asp
  3. ^ MAME for DINGOO
  4. ^ "OpenHandhelds.org development forums". Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
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