Sunchip has RK3288 working on HDMI Stick and TV Box, implementing different user interfaces according to customer requirements, supporting RK3288 on HDMI Stick and Set-top-box designs, ready for mass production by the end of August with the Set-top-box being ready a bit earlier than the HDMI Stick.
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Pipo has the first Rockchip RK3288 Tablets released on the market. The Pipo P1 is for sale right now on the web you can find out more about it at http://www.pipo.cn/En/index.php?m=Product&a=show1&id=329&type=2 Pipo P4 8.9″ FHD with RK3288 is also starting to ship out right now this week. Both P1 and P4 comes with a built-in 3G option. Pipo has 2 other imminent RK3288 tablets and a RK3288 TV Box about to be released. Pipo also uses MediaTek Octa Core for 3G-enabled 6.4″ 7″ phablets and the popular Pipo T10 8.9″ FHD with 12 hours battery life. Pipo also is a leader in the x86 Windows based tablet market with a 8″ Windows x86 tablet.
Find out more about Pipo here: http://pipo.cn/en/
The future of iOS is Android based. Already 90% of “iPhones” sold in China are Android copies. Chinese Smartphone factories already sell their 4.7″ “iPhone 6″ for only $77 running Android, thus support for a couple million Android apps, maybe someone ports all iOS apps to Android in the future. Anyways, this is thin and as Apple would do, it does not offer a removable battery, use Apple’s lightning connector instead of MicroUSB, it does have an internal MicroSD card slot though, but you need to use tiny screwdrivers to get to it. This copy configuration comes with a basic WVGA display, a very basic camera (extremely basic), and I think they cut a few more corners when itcomes to the CPU they use the entry-level MT6572 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 GPU, 512MB of RAM and a little bit of ROM. It is not guaranteed that the real iPhone 6 will look exactly like it, I think a Shenzhen smartphone designer used what he could find on the online rumor photoshop sites to make thisone. Apple is rumored to release iPhone 6″ with a 4.7″ and 5.5″ or larger display at some point later this year. The Apple factories are around China but the main ones are in Shenzhen I think, the same city in which I found this phone for sale for $77 (470RMB Chinese money). I think Android copies own 90% of iPhone market share in China (not to mention Android probably owns 98% of all Smartphones sold in China), because most Chinese consumers don’t like to and can’t be paying 10x more for the official real iPhone.
Bluetimes makes set-top-boxes based AmLogic, Rockchip and now also shows their new Realtek 1195 ARM based Set-top-box solution to be priced from $29 to $69 to be releases soon for HD Media Player, OTT streaming player, Android TV box, Miracast wireless Display Adaptor and more. Realtek 1195 features 4K H265 decoding, FHD decoding and encoding with multiple formats, wireless and wired Networking, Hdmi receiver. You can watch my Bluetimes Factory Tour video here.
Advantages of Bluetimes Realtek 1195 Android TV Box:
1. 4K2K H265 Full HD support 3D de-interlacing video scaling up to 4k2k
2. By Realtek Audio DSP and Bluetimes design DAC with Hifi sound support DTSHD,True HD and Dolby Digital Plus and other popular formats .VEDIO and Audio Dsp with HW acceleration .
3. Bluetimes Realtek 1195 support HDMI in And with USB3.0Host/Device .support HDMI with HDCP
4. Integrates Gigabit Lan and support NAS function .
5. 7.1ch down-mix
6. XBMC hardware encoding
If you are interested in more information about Bluetimes Set top Box based AmLogic, Rockchip and Realtek based products pls email firstname.lastname@example.org OEM/ODM inquiries are welcome.
Sawink makes a rockchip based 7″ tablet with 4gb of storage and 512mb of ram. The tablet sells for 29 USD for 1,000 pieces. Sawink sells a 10″ tablet with similar specifications for 58 USD for 1,000 pieces. Sawink makes a Quadcore rockchip based 10″ IPS tablet for 91 USD
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Hena sells almost 3 million tablets per year, here’s a tour at the PCB Design House in Shenzhen China. Hena has Allwinner as strategic partner now working on Allwinner A33 and Allwinner A80, they also work with Rockchip and MediaTek. This video features their software, hardware, mechanical designers and more. Hena sells more than 1 million Allwinner A23 tablets per year. Hena is the world leading portable DVD player maker at the moment, their target is to sell over 5 million tablets per year.
Netronix puts Wacom touch on a 6.8″ 1440×1080 E Ink Android e-reader based on the Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite. Wacom is working on collaborative solutions for Wacom enabled E Ink e-readers like this one. If they do it right, I think Google should get involved, this could make it a really big new market for the E Ink based devices with touch for productive collaboration in education and enterprise. Netronix also has different other E Ink Android devices, secondary displays, large ones, and even the Netronix E Ink Smartwatch which I filmed here.
You can contact Netronix here (please only contact if you are serious about distributing their products):
Robert Lu, e-Book Div. Marketing Dept. Project Manager
ChipHD is a PCB Design House working with Allwinner since 2008, optimizing tablet designs, now showing off their nice looking 7″ qHD with narrow bezel and their 8″. They have around 100 engineers in the company. Designing hardware, software and testing.
Tour at the Yihengke PCB Design House, showing their new Allwinner A33 based Tablet designs in 7″, 10.1″ and more. Check out their PCB Design staff working on PCB layout, Android Linux software optimization, case designs, testing and more.
You can contact Yihengke here:
Mobile: +86 18682147424
Phone: +86 755 26905055
$4 Allwinner A33 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC now in full mass production tablets, my reports from range of factories and PCB design houses
Over this past week, I filmed at some of the factories and PCB design houses that are ramping up mass production of their new Allwinner A33 with Mali400MP2 based tablet designs, including Yifang, Neostra, Aikun, Storex, ChipHD and iNet. Allwinner sells the complete SoC at only $4, to that the PCB designs and factories add all the other components that make up a tablet, reaching prices below $33 for 7″ tablets with 1024×600 displays when bought in bulks of more than 5000 pieces (as you can see in the Neostra video). Allwinner positions their new A33 chipset as the new entry-level performance to be expected in the entry-level Android tablets to be sold worldwide. Not only improving the multi-core performance, Allwinner has also improved power consumption through optimizing the DDR RAM system, an advanced fabrication process, optimized DVFS technology, and a unique Talking Standby mode that allows extremely low power consumption during voice calls. Mali400MP2 GPU architecture. A33 is pin-compatible with A23 dual core, offers 1080p video playback and capture, Integrated MIPI DSI controller, up to 1280×800, SmartColor display technology and an Integrated Hi-Fi audio codec.
You can read more at the official Allwinner press release.
- Allwinner A33 launched at Computex 2014 (armdevices.net)
- Yifang Factory Tour, launching Allwinner A33 mass production (armdevices.net)
- Neostra Factory Tour, making A80T Onda V989, launching A33 mass production (armdevices.net)
- Aikun Factory Tour, launching Allwinner A33 mass production (armdevices.net)
- Storex launches Allwinner A33 Tablet mass production (armdevices.net)
- Allwinner’s $4 quad-core chip now shipping in $60 Android tablets (liliputing.com)