Check out these cool looking Android phones based on the pretty powerful MediaTek MT6577 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor being sold on the Shenzhen Huaqiangbei market. Some look like Samsung Galaxy S3, other like the HTC One X, some have original sizes like a 6″ qHD device, you can also get a 7″ MT6575 Tablet for $122.
The $69 i.MX6 single-core, $89 i.MX6 dual-core wandboard Freescale i.MX6 single and dual-core development board is now being shown in some real world pictures, it should start shipping from the middle of November. Linux/angstrom on a 3.x kernel reportedly is running nicely. They are currently working on smoothening Android ICS support and also looking at JB to see what they can have for people to play with in early December.
6 months ago, I bought the $174 Zopo ZP100, at that time one of the first MT6575 single-core ARM Cortex-A9 phone on the market. Since then, it got updated to Android 4.0 ICS, here are some of Zopo’s latest MT6577 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 phones now being sold on the Chinese market and worldwide wherever Zopo gets exported.