Rockchip is showing Ice Cream Sandwich running on their 1Ghz-1.2Ghz RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 processor with the Vivante GC800 GPU. This may be one of the first demonstrations of Ice Cream Sandwich running on an ARM Cortex-A8 processor?
Thus expect some Ice Cream Sandwich firmware updates for the cool devices like the $149 Arnova 7 G2, $179 Arnova 8 G2, the $199 Arnova 10 G2 and the recently announced Arnova 9 G2 likely to be sold below $249 with a 9.7″ capacitive IPS touch screen, thus bringing nice single-core Ice Cream Sandwich tablet experiences for the low-cost market.
- Arnova 9 G2, 9.7″ capacitive IPS RK2918 tablet (archosfans.com)
- Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich source code released, how soon on every SoC? (armdevices.net)
- Rockchip Android 4.0 PAD Coming Soon: First Bite on Ice Cream Sandwich From Mainland China – the First Android 4.0 PAD in the World (prnewswire.com)
- Fuzhou Rockchip teases Android 4.0 PAD, brings Ice Cream Sandwich to the big screen (video) (engadget.com)