You get the full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience on the 24″ Viewsonic VSD241 1080p display running on a Tegra3 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the 22″ Viewsonic VSD220 1080p display running on the OMAP4430 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9. The price of integrating the ARM SoC with Android is perhaps not much more than selling the touch screen display by itself, and with the HDMI input and USB you can connect any Windows 8 Laptop or Desktop to this screen to thus use the same large touch screen to also use Windows 8.
Marvell shows their new PXA1088 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, here in a reference design smartphone. They also show the dual-core PXA968 with CDMA and with TD-SCDMA both pin-compatible in a 7″ tablet reference design.
You can read more about the PXA1088 here: http://www.marvell.com/communication-processors/pxa1088/assets/Marvell_PXA1088-02_product_brief.pdf
Nvidia is releaing their quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor, here demonstrating their Chimera camcorder and photography engine that enables fast and easy HDR photography and video recording. They have a special sensor and technology that allows one optical system to record enough range to create HDR video at full 1080p 30fps framerate enabling also HDR photography on all upcoming Tegra4 devices without needing to take more than one picture. Tegra4 can playback 4K video, it has a 72-core GPU enabling advanced graphics and GPU Compute and a lot of other features.
HP seems to have given up making the Palm OS and now is back in the Android tablet market with this affordable 7″ Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core tablet to be sold for $169.
- HP Takes Lid Off HP Slate 7, 7-inch Android Tablet for $169 (hothardware.com)
- HP announces Android 4.1 powered Slate 7 for $169 (androidos.in)
- HP announces Slate 7 Android tablet with Beats Audio (geek.com)
- HP Announces Slate 7 Android Tablet (theepochtimes.com)
- MWC 2013: HP’s $169 Slate 7 Android tablet hands-on (zdnet.com)
- HP goes Android with the Slate 7 tablet for $169 (slashgear.com)
- HP Slate 7 preview: HP’s return to tablets is better than expected (news.yahoo.com)
Allwinner released the Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with SGX544MP2 back in December, and tablets have been shipping with it since January. Now at Mobile World Congress 2013, Allwinner announces the Allwinner A31S for use in Phablets, to support the modem module from ZTE and be optimized for Phablet use, Phablets are described as 3G/LTE phone devices between 5″ and 7″ in screen size. Allwinner also talks about the Allwinner A20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 that is pin-compatible with Allwinner A10 tablet designs, thus the A20 is expected to replace all Allwinner A10 tablet designs from March onwards.
Check out this GoClever Hybrid tablet with keyboard dock. It’s similar to the Asus Transformer but for about half the price, selling at 299€ in 15 European countries. This device runs on the Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 and they plan to also release one featuring the Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7.
Here’s a quick demonstration of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet.
Lenovo announces the Android tablet market has overtaken the iPad market, with 53% worldwide market share for Android and 43% for iPad. Lenovo is the biggest tablet brand in China, with a tight relation to MediaTek, here’s Lenovo’s latest quad-core 7″ 1024×600 IPS tablet.
Hott is releasing an Actions ATM7029 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 10.1″ IPS tablet for $99 without memory. Include 16GB flash storage and it’ll for $114.
Maysun shows off their latest tablets and smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. They have an Actions ATM7029 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, Allwinner A31 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 in tablets and the latest MediaTek quad-core and dual-core in smartphones.