Chinese clone tablets get excess Android
Chinese tablet makers making white box (no-name) iPad clones are in many cases getting millions of Apple's own leftover iPad screens, the Taiwan supply chain detailed this weekend. With LG Display and Samsung making between 12 million to 15 million of the 9.7-inch IPS panels, no more than nine million go to Apple and leave millions that haven't met Apple's standards but which are often good enough to use, Digitimes said. Android tablets like SmartDevices' SmartQ T10 (pictured) as well as those from AGSO and Wanlida are in many cases not just using the excess displays but trying to copy Apple.
SmartQ Ten shown with Android 2.2, IPS screen
China's Smart Devices has unveiled its latest tablet, the SmartQ Ten. It uses an In Plane Switching (IPS) 9.7-inch, 1024x768 display and a Cortex-A9 CPU of unspecified clock speed as well as the Mali 400 GPU. It's also the company's first tablet to use Android 2.2.
China's SmartDevices to launch Android device
Chinese electronics maker SmartDevices earlier in July announced its plans to bring out its SmartQ T7-3G Android-powered tablet. The device is a near carbon copy of the SmartQ R7 e-book reader from the outside, but gets a seven-inch color touchscreen. Android 2.1 is onboard, and both 3G data networks and Wi-Fi will handle online access.