Ainol Novo9 FireWire Ⅱ Tablet Features Actions Semi ATM7039 Quad core Cortex-A9r4 SoC

Ainol Novo9 FireWire II (aka Spark II?) is a new Android Jelly Bean tablet powered by ATM7039, a new quad core processor from Actions Semiconductor, that is said to feature Cortex A9r4 cores, just like AMLogic M802, that allow higher frequencies, and lower power consumption compared to Cortex A9r3 cores used in SoCs such as Rockchip RK3188. I’ll check the tablet specifications first, and then have a closer look at the new SoC. Ainol Novo9 FireWire II Tablet Ainol Novo9 Firewire II / Spark II Specifications: SoC- Actions Semi ATM7039 Quad Core ARM Cortex A9 up to 1.5/1.6 GHz with PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU System memory – 2GB RAM Storage – 16GB + micro SD card slot (up to 32GB) Display – 9.7″ IPS capacitive touchscreen, 2048×1536 resolution Connectivity – Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, built-in Bluetooth 4.0, and 3G via external USB dongle Video Output – HDMI Audio I/O – 3.5mm audio jack, […]

$210 Ainol Nova 10.1″ Hero II Tablet Powered by Actions Semi ACT-ATM7029 Quad Core Processor

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 Connectivity: WiFi – 802.11 b/g/n 3G – Support via external 3G dongle Bluetooth 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 […]

More AMLogic AML8726-MX Source Code Released by Ainol

Last week, I found out that AMLogic released the kernel source code for AML8726-MX, its dual core Cortex A9 processor, but this code is only for the “common” platform, and some source code specific to tablets or media players is missing (e.g. some drivers). But today, Ainol released the source code for the Ainol Novo 7 Elf II and Aurora II tablet, both of which are based on on AML8726-M6 dual core processor: Ainol Novo 7 Elf II Source Code (2 GB) – http://dl.vmall.com/c0yqzpadah Ainol Novo 7 Aurora II source code (2 GB) – http://dl.vmall.com/c0imlixp7d The files are pretty big, and the download very slow on my side (“1 day, 16 hours remaining”), so I’ll probably have to give up. I assume “fards” will import the source code into a new repo in his github account. Anyway, this potentially makes AMLogic AML8726-MX a very interesting development platform, although we’ll have to […]

Ainol Novo 7 Aurora II Android 4.0 Tablet Features AMLogic AM8726-MX Cortex A9 Processor

Last week, I wrote about the Rockchip RK3066 based Cube U30GT Android 4.0 Tablet, and today I’ll blog about the Ainol Novo 7 Aurora II, one of the first Android 4.0 tablet powered by the new AMLogic AM8726-MX dual core Cortex A9 processor. Here are the specs of the device: CPU – AMLogic AM8726-M6 Cortex-A9 Dual Core processor @ 1.5 GHz GPU – Mali 400MP RAM – 1GB DDR3 Storage – 8 GB NAND Flash / microSD Card slot (Support up to 16GB) Display – 7″ capacitive touch screen (5-point) IPS LCD (1024×600) Camera: 2.0 MPixel front camera Sensors – 4-way G-sensor Connectivity – Wi-Fi b/g/n. 3G via external 3G/WCDMA dongle Battery – 3700mAh Dimensions – 187 x 111 x 12 mm Weight – 360 grams The Aurora II will be available later this month and sell for about 190 USD. The company will also offer the cheaper Novo 7 […]

99 USD MIPS Android 4.0 Tablet Hands-on Video

Following the announcement of the 99 dollars Ainol Novo 7 Android ICS last week, MIPS’s Amit Rohatgi, Mobile Principal Architect at MIPS released a longer demo video of the device, showcasing the following: Angry Bird Game with framerate around 50 FPS. Kindle Reader Web Browser Rear & Front Camera Photo Gallery (transition are a little sluggish) Email (Exchange account) 1080p video playback both an the device and mirroring on HDTV via an HDMI cable He also explain that on of this friends could watch 3 full-length movies on a battery charge. Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)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. www.cnx-software.com

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