Chinese electronics firm called MIPS Technologies Inc has come up with an $ 99 which has all the buzz to make it a media talk. It’s all because it’s powered with Android 4.0 the latest Android OS. We were expecting smartphones to receive the Android 4.0 update but this news of Android 4.0 tablet comes of sudden and surprise to everyone.
Novo 7 is an Android tablet with the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If that comes true it would be the first tablet to be out with Android 4.0 OS. It has 7 inches capacitive touchscreen display with multi-touch input and it’s powered with Ingenic JZ4770 processor and runs on the MIPS based XBurst CPU clocked at 1 Ghz. Among the features of this tablet it includes Wi-Fi support, USB 2.0 connectivity, HDMI 1.3 and microSD card slot for the expansion of memory. It will also includes dual camera on the front and rear side in which the rear camera (2 mega pixel) will go with video recording capabilities. The internet connectivity is through 3G or Wi-Fi so that you can be always online. Its powered with 4,000 mAh battery to provide a standby time of 30 hours and continuous video playback time of 8 hours.
For those who claims that it will be a china product, then you should check out that NOVO 7 has obtained Google CTS certifications and it can easily run Android application, download them from Android Market and comes pre-installed with default Ice Cream Sandwich applications like Gmail, Google talk, Google Maps, Google Music Beta and so on.
This tablet will be available in China through Ainol Electronics. The company also said that it will also be made available in other geographies like United States, Canada, India and UK within next several months once is launched in China. They also said that it will be available in various other form factors of 8 inches and 9 inches.
So what does Novo 7 tablets means is that it will provides competence with Amazon Kindle Fire which is sold at $ 199 but we will not see this tablet so early in the market and it can take another quarter for this tablet to be out in the market.
Price & Availability
The Novo 7 tablet is available for purchased in China in retail stores and its available online through Ainol Electronics Co Ltd at www.ainovo.com. Within a month or two it will made available in United States. Coming to the price, Ainol Electronics have made it clear that it will be priced at $ 99 for all which will be a very competitive price.