Agreement will see Silvermont Atom cores in SoCs from Chinese company
Looking to gain an edge in the tablet market, Intel has announced a partnership with Chinese fabless chip maker Rockchip. The agreement between the two companies will allow Intel to widen its foothold in the chip market, and spread its offerings to low-end tablets. Intel will provide Rockchip with core technology to incorporate into system-on-chips (SoC) that Rockchip is specialized in making.
Rockchip promises Android 4 tablet in December
Chinese mobile processor and device maker Rockchip claimed Friday that it would bring the first Android 4.0-powered tablet to market during the first week of December. The company also brands tablets with its name, and Android 4.0 will be loaded onto tablets running on the company's RK2918 chips. If true, the tablet will beat the Transformer Prime to market with the OS.
AOC to show $200 Android 2.1 Breeze tablet at CES
AOC, one of the largest makers of value-priced LCD screens, on Monday said will bring a $200 Android tablet to CES. Called Breeze, it will sport an eight-inch, 800x600 touchscreen, have 4GB of built-in memory and a microSD memory card slot in addition to a USB port. Unusually, the company will preload the now year-old Android 2.1 and thus will need some hardware buttons to navigate.
Rockchip shows off glasses-free 3D tablet
At an event in China on Wednesday, a new prototype tablet was spotted that's capable of displaying 3D images without the need for 3D glasses. Seen by Engadget Chinese, the Supernova X1 was being shown off by Rockchip. Technical specs are non-existent at this time, as are prices or when the device may reach stores.
Rover shows five tablets wtih Android, Windows CE
Russian Rover Computers has revealed five new tablets, ranging from 5- to 7-inch models. The processors are also varied and include Samsung ARM chips, while the range-topping RoverPad TegA W70 gets NVIDIA's Tegra CPU. All five are likely rebadged OEM offerings, with the TegA W70 based on the Compal Tegra tablet.
Android-based iPad clone for sale for $210
A Chinese company has copied the iPad in its basic design. Called the APad, the device uses Android for its operating system and is powered by a dual-core Rockchip processor. It has between 2GB or 32GB of built-in flash memory, depending on model, and only 128MB of RAM. A TF card slot can add 16GB of storage space.
MSI outs Zune HD-like portable media player
Taiwan's MSI, known mainly for its PCs, has released its latest portable media player, the MT-V660. The device is styled after Microsoft's Zune HD and uses a Rockchip RK2806 chipset along with a 3.2-inch display with a 480x320 resolution. Videos can also be played back thanks to the MSI device's TV output, something the Microsoft device does not have without an optional dock.
RAmos 1080p Android tablet debut due next week?
Chinese portable multimedia player maker RAmos will soon release an Android-powered mobile Internet device that will have the capability of playing back 1080p high-definition videos, according to a recent Pocketables report. The official release is expected to come at a press event on Friday, September 25th, with the device based largely on, if not simply a rebadged version of, the Rockchip Android-powered MID concept spotted last month.
Rockchip shows Android MID
Chinese chipmaker Rockchip has made good on its promise of introducing an Android-powered device using its CPU, with this unnamed mobile Internet device (MID). The 5-inch touchscreen concept is powered by the company's RK2808 chipset that can decode 720p high-definition videos. The hands-on videos reveal a well-rounded interface that sports an on-screen keyboard, the ability to browse the web and have multiple windows open at the same time.
Rockchip Android CPU
Rockchip Electronics recently announced it is planning on releasing a new chip for use in mobile phones that would support Google's Android mobile operating system. At the same time, the company believes it could seriously undercut competing ARM-based chips used in other Android devices.