First Official ICS Android Tablet: NOVO7; Endorsed by Andy Rubin, Only $99 Bucks!

Discussion in 'Android Tablet News' started by dgstorm, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,205
    Likes Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    310
    [​IMG]

    Here's a bit of a surprise... even though we have seen ports on several devices, the first Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich tablet will not be what we expect. The first ICS tablet will be a $99 dollar MIPS SoC enabled tablet called the NOVO7.

    Instead of the usual ARM-based chispet, the NOVO7 uses the MIPS-based XBurst processor called JZ4770, from the Chinese Ingenic Semiconductor. This chip runs at 1GHz and can handle 1080p video playback and 3D games with its Vivante GC860 GPU. Supposedly, this tech is very efficient with battery power and allows for 7 hours of browsing or 6 hours of 3D gameplay.

    The tablet also has a 7" capacitive touchscreen, a USB 2.0 port, microHDMI ports, a 2MP rear camera, a front-facing camera and a microSD slot. This tablet even garnered the praise of Mr. Android himself, Andy Rubin. Here's a quote,
    The NOVO7 tablet passed the Google Compatibility Test Suite certification. It will run pretty much all of Google's services and can handle thousands of apps from the Android Market. Even though the device is only $99 bucks, it looks like they are charging $66 bucks for shipping, which is a bit sneaky, but still worth looking at. What do you think?

    You can check out their full press release at the source link below.

    Source: First ICS Android Tablet - MIPS Based, and Sub-$100 Price Point NOVO7 - Press Release
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
    • Like Like x 6
  2. sungod88

    sungod88 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    70
    Location:
    NULL
    I am really tempted to buy one of these. Is there a review any where online?
     
  3. Daphne

    Daphne Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    CT
    wow that looks great
     
  4. RobKort

    RobKort Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, US
    Tablet / Device:
    Acer Iconia A500, Atrix 4G(2), SonyEricsson Xperia Play, Galaxy Nexus, AT&T Avail
    For $99 is worth at least give it the shot. Seem like a winner if everything works as advertised.

    Sent from Rob's TapadaIconia :D
     
  5. Pamster

    Pamster Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    Florida US
    Tablet / Device:
    Dell 11z (1121)
    It definitely looks good. Thanks for the information on this! :D
     
  6. calvinweiss87

    calvinweiss87 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    Ahmedabad
    Tablet / Device:
    sony xperia
    i like to buy. Where it will available in india
     
  7. Cleverhog

    Cleverhog Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Hyderabad
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung , I will shortly buy a Tablet
    Hi , I am looking for 9.7" Android Tablet with Capacitive Touch Screen . Can anyone propose a good quality Tablet at around $200 . Please post me .

    PS- Please donot propose any fake china tablets like Zenithink , AOCOS , Window Android 2.3 etc. And I recomend not to buy those tabs.
     
  8. droiderific

    droiderific Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    NULL
    I just bought one of these from the website in china, 60$ shipping but still a good deal. I will post a video review when i get it.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Daphne

    Daphne Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    CT
    I wonder when they will be available in the US, shipping is too steep even from China. At that price with lower shipping maybe I will wait to get these for my kids' birthdays instead of Christmas.
     
  10. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,172
    Likes Received:
    898
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Northern CA
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color, Nook Tablet 16GB, Vizio VTab, Nexus 7
    Hi Cleverhog, you should check out the Le Pan TC970 http://www.amazon.com/Pan-TC-970-9-7-Inch-Multi-Touch/dp/B004PGMFG2. There is a section for it here Le Pan Tablets. Lots of good review and it you look around you can find it for about $200.

    JP
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Lectruck

    Lectruck Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    70
    Location:
    Hendersonville, Tn
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Fascinate
    The Le Pan tablets was also recommended by the Into Tomorrow guys from the Radio and App as a good buy on there Thanksgiving special.

    Don
     
  12. Pamster

    Pamster Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    393
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    Florida US
    Tablet / Device:
    Dell 11z (1121)
    I like the Lepan's from what I've seen they are a decent MID. Thanks Lectruck for the feedback from the Into Tomorrow Guys, that sounds cool. Walmart has them back in stock if you look for the TC970. The only thing that holds me back is the OS isn't gingerbread and I heard that they aren't going to be able to do an update on this model's OS. So you have to be happy with 2.2 if this device is to work for you, you know?
     
  13. Lectruck

    Lectruck Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    70
    Location:
    Hendersonville, Tn
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Fascinate
    I had just read that also, could be the Novo 7 would be better since it is already ready to go.


    Don
     

Share This Page