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Under $100 Tablet With Android 4.0 Surfaces

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Tablet Priced Under $100 With Android 4.0 Surfaces | PCWorld (click for full article)

    "A first-of-its-kind tablet with Google's Android 4.0 priced under US$100 is now available in China, and will reach other countries soon, according to companies that helped build the device.

    Ainol's Novo7 tablet has a 7-inch capacitive screen and runs on a 1GHz single-core MIPS processor, said MIPS Technologies and chip-maker Ingenic in a joint press release. The tablet's battery lasts eight hours on watching video, seven hours when browsing the Web and six hours when playing games.


    The tablet runs on Google's Android 4.0, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich, which is the successor to Android 3.0, code-named Honeycomb, which is found on the more advanced tablets today.


    For its price, the tablet also has a surprisingly vast feature list. The Novo7 includes cameras on the front and back, 3D graphics capabilities, 1080p video decoding and an HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) port to connect the tablet to high-definition TVs.


    "I'm thrilled to see the entrance of MIPS-based Android 4.0 tablets into the market. Low cost, high performance tablets are a big win for mobile consumers and a strong illustration of how Android's openness drives innovation and competition for the benefit of consumers around the world," said Andy Rubin, senior vice president of mobile at Google in a statement."
     
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  2. eferz

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    I certainly do enjoy a CPU diversification when it comes to different platforms. However, the problem with Android devices is that there's a huge library of applications which may have been deployed with Native Developer Kit (NDK) code. And since most of the apps were written for an Android Tablet or Phone with an ARM processors, compatibility will vary for the MIPS processor as it does for the x86 processor in the Google TV devices. In my opinion, you'll save a bunch of headaches and money by buying a better established tablet from a more respected brand.
     

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