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NOVO 7 – The First Ever Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet

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As announced on the website of Ainol (the China-based corporate entity), a $100 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is available for sale not only for China but for U.S. market as well.

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U.S.-based MIPS Technologies and Ingenic Semiconductor along with China-based mobile chip manufacturer and provider, have displayed its global availability of ‘First-ever tablet’ to be powered by the Android 4.0 (also known as Ice Cream Sandwich).

While welcoming the arrival of MIPS-Based Android 4.0 tablets into the market, Andy Rubin, senior vice president of mobile at Google, praised this low cost and still high performing tablet which may win the hearts of the mobile consumers. He is also of the view that Android, with openness drives innovation and competition for the benefit of consumers around the world, has won the heart of users.

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Initially, this tablet is available ‘Online’ in China though Ainol Electronics plans to make its availability in the U.S. and other global regions in the upcoming months as Leader International and OMG Electronics are planning to launch it under their umbrella.

Salient specs include:

1.      Larger 8- and 9-inch form factors will be available soon

2.      Ingenic’s MIPS-based JZ4770 processor running at 1GHz

3.      Graphics based on a Vivante GC860 graphics processing unit

4.      1080p video decoding

5.      Dual front/rear cameras

6.      A 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen

7.      WiFi

8.      Full-sized USB 2.0

9.      A very attractive price of $99

  1. An IPS screen

 

Full Specifications(active tab)

General

 

Brand

Ainol Electronics

Model

Novo7

Release date

December 2011

Phone functionality

No

Dimensions

 

Height

187.00mm

Weight

355.00g

Width

112.00mm

Depth

11.00mm

Display

 

Display Size

7.0 inch

Screen resolution

800 x 480 WVGA

Screen technology

TFT LCD (CCFL)

Touch screen

Capacitive

3D Screen

No

Screen Panel

TN

Screen Finish

Glossy

Pixels per inch

133ppi

Color depth

16 million colors

Special Glass

No

Secondary screen

No

Multitouch

Yes

Processor

 

SoC Architecture

MIPS

Processor

Ingenic XBurst

Cores per processor

Single Core

Number of cores

1 Core

CPU clock

1 GHz

RAM

512 MB

Graphics coprossesor

Vivante GC860

Software

 

Operating system

Android

OS version

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Multi-boot

No

Multitasking

Yes

Apps

Google Android Market

Custom UI

No custom UI

Adobe Flash Support

Yes

Storage

 

Internal storage

4 GB

Internal Storage type

Flash

External storage

Yes, microSDHC card up to 32 GB

Connectivity

 

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 802.11b

Wi-Fi 802.11g

Wi-Fi 802.11n

NFC

No

DLNA

No

Sensors

 

Ambient light sensor

Yes

Accelerometer

Yes

Gyro sensor

No

GPS

Yes

Digital compass

Yes

I/O

 

HDMI

Yes, Mini

USB

1 USB 2.0 connection

miniUSB

No miniUSB connections

microUSB

No microUSB connection

Sim card slot

No

Proprietary connector

No

3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

Yes

 

Microphone

Built-in

Built-in speakers

No

Stylus

No

QWERTY keyboard

No

Camera

 

Camera (Outward facing)

2.0 Megapixels

Camera flash

No

Autofocus

No

3D Camera

No

Webcam (Inward facing)

Yes, VGA

Power

 

Battery life

8.00hours

 

 

 

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