Ainol Novo 10 Hero II is a new Android Jelly Bean tablet with a 10.1″ touchscreen powered by Actions Semiconductor ACT ATM7029 processor featuring 4 Cortex A9 cores and GC1000 GPU that will be soon be available for $209.90.
Here Ainol Novo 10 Hero II Specifications:
- SoC – Actions Semi ACT ATM7029 Quad Core Cortex A9 processor (operating frequency unknown) with Vivante GC1000 GPU.
- System Memory – 1 GB DDR3 RAM
- Storage – 16GB Flash + TF card up to 32GB
- Display – 10.1″ Capacitive Touchscreen IPS Screen (Resolution: 1280*800)
- Camera – 0.3 MP front camera, 2.0 MP rear camera
- WiFi – 802.11 b/g/n
- 3G – Support via external 3G dongle
- Audio – Built-in speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack.
- Sensors – Gravity sensor,
- GPS – Built-in
- Battery – 8000 mAh
- Weight – 669g
- Dimensions – : 261*177*9.8 mm
The tablet will be sold with a USB cable and a charger.
The main reasons I’ve decided to write about this tablet are 1. the competitive price, and 2. Actions Semiconductor quad core processor which I had never heard of before. This tablet competes directly with Freescale i.MX6 Quad tablets such as the Ampe A10 Quad Core version ($220) both on specifications and price. There is very little information about Semi Actions ACT-ATM7029 processor, so I just know it is a quad core cortex A9 processor with Vivante GC1000 dual core GPU, similar to Freescale i.MX6, except the later uses Vivante GC2000 quad core GPU. So Actions Semi SoC 3D performance will be inferior (Theoretically twice as slow, See Vivante Product Brief for comparison). I asked further details to Actions Semiconductor, and if I get any interesting information, I’ll write a post about their processor.
You can get further details about the tablet itself on Ainol Novo 10 Hero II page.
Via: Android Community and Pocket Droid
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
this site is selling Ainol Novo 10 Hero at $196: http://zzkko.com/ainol-novo-10-hero-10-1-inch-ips-android-4-1-dual-core-bluetooth-hdmi-dual-camera.html
Would it be possible to install Windows 8 RT on tablets like this, because they have a ARM CPU?
I’d say no, because Microsoft does not support this SoC.
@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)
Too bad 🙁
It’s now sold on several website:
Pandawill $216.99 – http://shrsl.com/?~33ws
Aliexpress $201 and up – http://goo.gl/9RKk6
ATM7029 doesn’t sound like such a great CPU:
(see esp link in post #4)
Sounds like the 3d gaming could be the main problem area, though due to the non-Mali GPU (GC1000 plus, apparently).