New JXD Quad Cores Available For Pre-Order

Here they are folks, two new quad core devices from JXD confirmed and ready for pre-order. The s7800 comes in two flavours and with a small difference in price. Model A contains the AllWinner A31S and is available for $159.99 whereas Model B contains RockChip’s current flagship RK3188 and will set you back $169.99. The …

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RockChip Acts On Their Promise, RK3188 Linux Source Now Available

In a video I posted back in April, RockChip Vice President Chen Feng promised that they were working towards becoming a more open company. Ultimately most people are hoping this means releasing their Android source, but for now the first step has been taken and they’ve released a Linux source code for their RK3188 SoC. …

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RockChip and Yinlips News From The HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair

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Videos from this year’s HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics fair are being uploaded to Youtube thick and fast, and as usual Charbax from armdevices.net is there to interrogate the staff at all of our favourite manufacturers booths. One such video comes from the RockChip booth where we find out a bit more about some of the projects that they are working on from Vice President Chen Feng.

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RockChip’s Quad Core RK3188 Rears Its Head

It’s been a while since RockChip announced their new line of SoCs, but it looks like they’ll finally be available to buy in consumer products some time this month. The SoC is comprised of a Quad core 1.8Ghz CPU, Quad core 500Mhz Mali-400 GPU, 1GB 2GB* of RAM and will be built on the 28nm …

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UG802 Now For Sale At Willgoo, And A Nice Video Demonstration

I talked about the UG802 before, it’s a successor to the MK802 Android Box sporting the new RK3066 SoC from RockChip. Think of it as a Raspberry Pi that runs Android, and rocks a whole lot more processing power underneath that plastic exterior too. The RK3066 is based on an ARM Cortex A9 with a …

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MK802 Gets An Upgrade To Dual Core RK3066, Called The UG802

The MK802 caused quite a stir when it was released about 4 months ago, the idea of turning your TV into a fully functional Android device for less than $70 was obviously quite an attractive one. Unfortunately despite a few tweaked ROMs such as Uberoid becoming available, the device never got a fully functioning CM9 …

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Window N50 Review (Tl;Dr, it’s pretty good).

Before we get started I think it’d be worthwhile identifying the purpose of a 5 inch tablet. A lot of you with high end smart phones might wonder why anyone would need one of these, and I agree that there is a huge overlap between smartphones and these 5 inch Android tabs. But aside from the uncontrollable gadget lust that forces me to part with my cash every once in a while, it does have its niche to fill.
When I was a kid I always wanted a PMP. I remember ogling over various Archos, Creative and RCA players on ebay – 10 years later I still wanted one, despite owning a smartphone. I can’t speak for all current or previous generation phones out there but in the case of my HTC Desire (and some current generation smartphones that my friends own) it is useless as a PMP. The sound quality through speaker is abysmal, through headphones it’s dull and flat. Its video capabilities are lack lustre at best and even if they weren’t then the battery would probably let me down before a movie had finished anyway. Phones have a long way to go before they can call themselves competitive MP3 or video players.

So this is where the niche lies. A large screened but pocketable device with good sound quality, almost limitless video capabilities and a battery that isn’t going to roll over and die half way through a film. Can it be done? And more importantly can it be done well? Read on for a brick wall of text…

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Cube U15GT Android PMP Now Available.

I mentioned the Cube player in the previous post but at the time it wasn’t available to purchase and there was little information about it around the net. Well the player is now available to buy for the same $160 that the Window N50 is selling for. Currently you’ll find it at www.jtshoponline.com but expect …

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