Behold the first Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, for just $100

By on December 6th, 2011 at 1:31 AM | News Tablets

The tablet pictured above is the Novo7, the first in the world to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Although its just available in China, it is expected to hit stateside soon. The tablet runs on MIPS technologies based architecture and is being manufactured by Ainol. Head past the break to see the tablet in action.

The tablet sports a 7-inch capacitive display, with 8 and 9 inch versions in the works. It is powered my a 1GHz MIPS processor, has 4GB internal expandable storage and WiFi  b/g/n. The device has ports for USB 2.0, HDMI 1.3 and microSD, is capable of 1080p video decoding and is equipped with dual front/rear cameras. Battery life is pegged at 7 hours under general use. The major point being the sub $100 price tag for a ICS tablet.

Google’s senior VP of Mobile Division Andy Rubin said in a statement regarding the tablet that:

I’m thrilled to see the entrance of MIPS-based Android 4.0 tablets into the market. Low cost, high performance tablets are a big win for mobile consumers and a strong illustration of how Android’s openness drives innovation and competition for the benefit of consumers around the world.

The tablet seems to be a winner at every front and Ainovo has taken all Android Tablet manufacturers head-on with the release of the Novo 7. The dirt cheap price tag is another bonus. For everyone who can’t wait to get their hands-on this device, can order it online but be ready to pay even more than the cost of the tablet for shipping.


Source : Engadget

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