Platform Docs

Clover Devices

Our point-of-sale software runs on custom hardware for the best merchant experience. Note that Clover devices are not Google Play certified and do not come with Google Play Services. Applications are published through the Clover App Market. Most Android applications run unmodified unless the app depends on Google services not available in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Clover device
Clover's hardened Android version

Clover Mini (2nd generation)

AOSP 8.1.0 (API Level 27, Oreo)

Clover Station 2018

AOSP 7.0.0 (API Level 24, Nougat)

Clover Flex

AOSP 5.1.1 (API Level 22, Lollipop)

Clover Mini (1st generation)

AOSP 4.4 (API Level 19, KitKat)

Clover Mobile

AOSP 4.4 (API Level 19, KitKat)

Clover Station

AOSP 4.2.2 (API Level 17, Jelly Bean)

Clover Mini (2nd generation)

The Clover Mini (2nd generation) is a countertop device that can be used as a complete POS or in a customer-facing mode. It is designed to look identical to the original Clover Mini with improved performance.

Specifications:

  • Qualcomm SDA660 Processor
  • Clover’s hardened version of Android (AOSP) 8.1.0 (API Level 27, Oreo)
  • 7″, 1280×800 TVDPI display (216dpi) with Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • EMV chip card reader, NFC reader, and MSR reader
  • On-screen PIN entry (with solution for the visually impaired)
  • Front-facing camera for 1D and 2D barcode scanning
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and AT&T-powered LTE (robust applications will assume partial connectivity)
  • Internal thermal receipt printer
  • Speaker, audio jack, and microphone

More about Clover Mini

Clover Station (2018)

The Clover Station (2018) is our newest fixed-location device.

Specifications:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU
  • Memory: 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM
  • Hardended ROM based on Android (AOSP) 7.0.0 (API Level 24, Nougat)
  • 14" tablet with a 1920x1080 TVDPI display
  • EMV chip card and MSR readers
  • Two printer options:
    • Standard thermal receipt printer
    • Thermal receipt printer with 4.3" customer-facing display and NFC reader
  • The device rotates between a merchant-facing position and a customer-facing position. The merchant-facing position is landscape, and the customer-facing position is portrait.
  • Front-facing camera for scanning 1D and 2D barcodes in either orientation
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (BLE) (robust applications will assume partial connectivity)
  • Up to four hours of integrated battery life for the tablet
  • Speaker and an audio jack with microphone input
  • Hub for cord management with support for four USB ports and two cash drawers
  • Support for existing USB peripherals, including Clover Mini and FD40 PIN Debit Pad

More about Clover Station (2018)

Clover Flex

Specifications:

  • 1.6GHz Quad Core A7 processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM
  • Clover's hardened version of Android (AOSP) 5.1.1 (API Level 22, Lollipop)
  • 5″, 720×1280 TVDPI display (320ppi)
  • Merchant-facing and customer-facing modes (both in portrait layout)
  • EMV chip card reader, NFC reader, and MSR reader
  • On-screen PIN entry (with a solution for the visually impaired)
  • Built-in camera for 1D and 2D trigger-activated barcode scanner. The camera is forward looking and landscape orientation
  • Wi-Fi and 3G (robust applications will assume partial connectivity)
  • Internal thermal receipt printer
  • Speaker, audio jack, and microphone

More about Clover Flex

Clover Mini (1st generation)

The Clover Mini is a countertop device.

Specifications:

  • Quad-core Tegra 4 SoC
  • Clover's hardened version of Android (AOSP) 4.4 (API Level 19, KitKat)
  • 7", 1280x800 TVDPI display (216dpi) with Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Merchant-facing and customer-facing modes (both in landscape layout)
  • EMV chip card reader, NFC reader, MSR reader
  • On-screen PIN entry (with a solution for the visually impaired)
  • Front-facing camera for 1D and 2D barcode scanning
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and optional 3G (robust applications will assume partial connectivity)
  • Internal thermal receipt printer
  • Speaker, audio jack, and microphone

More about Clover Mini

Clover Mobile

Clover mobile is a mobile device for on-the-go payment processing.

Specifications:

  • Quad-core Tegra 4 SoC
  • Clover's hardened version of Android (AOSP) 4.4 (API Level 19, KitKat)
  • 7", 1280x800 TVDPI display (216dpi) with Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Merchant-facing and customer-facing modes (both in landscape layout)
  • Dedicated secure processor for payment interfaces
  • EMV chip card reader, NFC reader, MSR reader
  • On-screen PIN entry (with a solution for the visually impaired)
  • Trigger-activated 1D and 2D barcode scanner
  • Liquid silicone rubber bezel and handle base for soft landings
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and optional 3G (Robust applications will assume partial connectivity)
  • Optional charging dock
  • Optional Bluetooth thermal receipt printer
  • Speaker, audio jack, and microphone
  • 5140 mAh battery

Clover Station

The Clover Station is a fixed-location device.

Specifications:

  • ROM based on (AOSP) 4.2.2 (API Level 17, Jelly Bean)
  • 11.6", 1366x768 MDPI display (160dpi)
  • Rotates between a merchant-facing position and a customer-facing position. The merchant-facing position is landscape, and the customer-facing position is portrait.
  • Camera for scanning 1D and 2D barcodes in either orientation
  • Ethernet and wireless (802.11a/b/g/n) (robust applications will assume partial connectivity)
  • Magnetic stripe card reader. On Clover Station, all financial cards are encrypted. Non-financial cards cannot be read.
  • Thermal receipt printer
  • Speaker and an audio jack
  • Does not contain a microphone

Printers

Merchants may use the following devices with Clover:

Printer type
Paper width
Paper length
Pixel width

Clover Flex Internal Printer

2 1/4in

50ft

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Clover Mini Internal Printer

2 1/4in

85ft

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Clover Mobile Printer

2 1/4in

85ft

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Clover Station Printer

3 1/8in

230ft

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Clover Station (2018) Printer

3 1/8in

230ft

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Star Micronics SP742ML Kitchen Printer

76mm

85mm (roll diameter)

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For more details about the non-integrated printers, see the Clover accessories page.