As microprocessors company, VIA Technologies from Taiwan launched the VIA WM8505 few year ago, thanks to the tablet pc market is rapidly extend, The WM8505 shipments are more than 400 million units.
Currently, VIA was announced the new chip WM8650, it’s also a 65nm CPU. VIA uses the same as MediaTek turn-key mode, they provide completed hardware core board and software to tablet pc manufacturers. ARM cores Processors
What the VIA has claimed is that the WM8650 has the ability to run on Android 2.2 and CE7.0, support Flash 10.1 and decode 720p videos. And the WM8650 is a chip that based on ARM11 inner core with a overlock on 800MHz, though officially information is 600MHz.
VIA’s WM8650 may just be the shot in the arm they need in the tablet/MID market, Compete to the Rockchip 2818 ‘flagship’. The WM8650 is supposed to rebound from that rather pronounced defeat, promising Android 2.1 and compete with the RK2818 / TCC8902. Where VIA may hope to compete is price, but that is just my speculation. Either way, the only “confirmed” specs of the WM8650 is that it will be clocked at or around 600MHz again, and that it should do 720p, the main features of wm8650 as following,
1) 800MHz CPU.
2) Android 2.2 OS with new fresh UI and interface.
3) Affable price, the cost is the lowwest in the tablet pc market.
4) To give out more heat than normal tablets when it is working
5) Supports AVI format up tp 720P video, does not support RMVB. (it is still being debugged)
6) Flash 10 playback.
7) Supports HTML5 video online
The WM8650 technology is the same as WM8505, but the frequency is higher, and the efficiency of Floating-Point calculation is 45% increase and power consumer is 20% lower than VIA VM8505, so we believe the new VIA WM8650 will be popular in the near future.