Yootechpros are showing a 9.7″ LG IPS panel Samsung Hummingbird 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A8 based Android tablet which could retail at 30% cheaper than the iPad.
Samsung is releasing a slightly cheaper WiFi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
- Samsung confirms Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab (electronista.com)
- WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab confirmed for first quarter US launch (engadget.com)
- Samsung confirms Q1 2011 availability of the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab (intomobile.com)
- WiFi only Galaxy Tab in Q1 2011 says Samsung (androidcentral.com)
- Samsung Announces Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab (pcworld.com)
Joyplus International Enterprise Ltd shows a 5″ resistive Android tablet powered by ARM11 800Mhz 76JZFS Core with removable 2300mAh battery, 7″ Marvell PXA168 800Mhz design with Ethernet connection and a 7″ capacitive Samsung ARM Cortex-A8 Hummingbird powered with 1080p HDMI output.
Pierre Cardin Communication Electronics also called Shenzhen Vogues Industries are showing these new interesting Android tablets, one is 9.7″ same LG IPS capacitive panel as on iPad running on Rockchip RK29xx series with front and back cameras, another tablet is 7″ capacitive Samsung ARM Cortex-A8 Hummingbird tablet to be sold at $150 in bulk, and they also make a probably cheap 3.5″ Qualcomm MSM7227 mobile phone as well.
They are showing Samsung Hummingbird ARM Cortex-A8 model available now for $168 and showing their next generation running on ARM Cortex-A9 , they have a cool bunch of remote controls with Android buttons, shortcuts and even gyroscope based RF remote controller.
Samsung has spent the last year to even improve the quality of Super AMOLED screen further, releasing the new Plus version in 4.3″ and 4.5″ sized new Android Super Phones powered by a new faster 1.2Ghz Hummingbird processor.
Here’s an interview with the product manager on the Samsung Galaxy Player, explaining and showing the hardware differences between this and the Samsung Galaxy S device.
- Samsung Galaxy Player hands-on (engadget.com)
For now they don’t want to show the new Super Amoled Plus screen yet. And they don’t say on this video if this uses a new Honeycomb or the ARM Cortex-A9 Orion processor already.
Check out this interesting GLBenchmark 2.0 at anandtech.com, they compare the performance in benchmarks for following devices:
- Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy S using SGX540
- myTouch 4G and T-Mobile G2 using Adreno 205
- iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad using SGX535
- Nokia N900 and Motorola Droid using SGX530
- Nexus One, Optimus One and HTC EVO 4G using Adreno 200
Not in the benchmark, Droid X, Droid 2 and the Archos Gen8 Tablets have SGX535.
It will be interesting to see what will happen once possibly more competition comes with ARM Mali-400 in the upcoming ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processors and where its performance might be. Also I’d like to know what kind of performance Tegra 2 does for this 3D stuff. What Qualcomm Adreno 220 is cooking for its upcoming dual-core Snapdragons. And what 3D on-die GPU Marvell is going to use (supposedly does 200 million triangles per second) in its upcoming 628 Tri-core processor.
Find the full GLBenchmark 2.0 article over at: anandtech.com
- Samsung Hummingbird declared fastest chip by GLBenchmark 2.0 (intomobile.com)
- LG Optimus 2X Preview: The Most Powerful Android Phone (brighthub.com)
Here’s some filming of Marissa Mayer’s Q&A with Michael Arrington and David Burke’s Nexus S Gingerbread demostration of Google Maps 5.0 Vector Graphics and 3D features at LeWeb 2010, you can watch the full official video here.