- Jul 9, 2010
The Cruz Tablet, rumored to be one of the better alternatives of Android tablets, has turned out to be somewhat of a dud. Instead of a powerful and widely adapted Cortex A8 ARM CPU as rumored previously, it actually ships with a MIPS architecture Ingenic JZ4760.
This robs the device of any performance features such as Adobe Flash until Adobe actually creates something targeted for MIPS. Given the lack of MIPS based Android devices on the market right now, this is not going to happen any time soon.
Despite the nice screen it does ship with, with a price tag of $299, this has 'rip-off' written all over it when much more viable implementations of Android on a more compatible ARM based platform are available such as the Archos 70 and the Huawei S7.