Android 4.0 tablet to undercut Kindle Fire
A budget-level seven-inch tablet from Chinese device maker Ainol has appeared for order online. The Novo7 Aurora II, due to launch later in May, represents perhaps the most ambitious offering from the Chinese company to date, at a price point that could make the device competitive with Amazon's Kindle Fire.
MIPS-based Ainol Novo7 up for pre-order for $120
A couple of online resellers have placed the Ainol Novo7 Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet [video embedded below] up for pre-order at $120. Both PandaWill and Merimobiles have listed the super-cheap 7-inch capacitive touchscreen tablet on their respective webstores. The Novo7 is the product of a partnership between US-based MIPS Technologies, using its low-cost MIPS-based mobile chip design, and China’s Ingenic Semiconductor.
Android 4 7-inch tablet in China trades for $100
California-based MIPS Technologies and China's Ingenic Semiconductor have teamed up to create what they say is the first Android 4.0 tablet. It will cost less than $100 uses a 1GHz XBurst CPU. The OEM tablet is now shipping in China under the Ainol Electronics brand and will arrive in the US and other countries over the next few months under other brands.