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    News - Coby introduces five low-priced tablets running Android 4.0

    Four new tablets featuring Ice Cream Sandwich arrive Q1.
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    Re: News - Coby introduces five low-priced tablets running Android 4.0

    Android has definitely got good traction with regard to tablet devices, have to thank the kindle fire for that.

    My whole family is currently loving the Asus Transformer (TF101), best Christmas present by far.

    However any chance of a round-up between all these tablet type processors please e.g. ARM Cortex vs Tegra 2 vs Tegra 3 vs Rock Chip etc.

    No idea of advantages and disadvantages to any of them, perhaps they are so similar it doesn't really matter.

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    Re: News - Coby introduces five low-priced tablets running Android 4.0

    ARM Cortex is a type of processor / instruction set - like the x86 CPUs that Intel and AMD make. Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 are both based on Cortex designs. RockChip are a chip manufacturer (like AMD / Intel) and they produce chips based on a varity of ARM instructions - most current tablets with RockChip CPUs are ARM11 designs (older than Cortex)

    The Cortex A8 in these tablets is on a par with older (2 years+) high-end smartphones like the HTC Desire / Acer Liquid / XPeria X10 / Nexus One - a single core 1GHz processor. It's a fair bit slower than modern phone chips, but still plenty for the kind of web browsing, media playback and casual games that these tablets are designed for. If these come in at something near the £75 they should exchange to, they'd be a decent buy.

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    Re: News - Coby introduces five low-priced tablets running Android 4.0

    How much is 1GM of RAM? Is that like a GigaMeg of RAM or soemthing?

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    Re: News - Coby introduces five low-priced tablets running Android 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushan View Post
    How much is 1GM of RAM? Is that like a GigaMeg of RAM or soemthing?
    New unit to show that the memory's delivered via eMMC, "GM" = "Gigabyte (Mobile)"...

    ... either that or it's a typo!
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    Re: News - Coby introduces five low-priced tablets running Android 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    ARM Cortex is a type of processor / instruction set - like the x86 CPUs that Intel and AMD make. Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 are both based on Cortex designs. RockChip are a chip manufacturer (like AMD / Intel) and they produce chips based on a varity of ARM instructions - most current tablets with RockChip CPUs are ARM11 designs (older than Cortex)

    The Cortex A8 in these tablets is on a par with older (2 years+) high-end smartphones like the HTC Desire / Acer Liquid / XPeria X10 / Nexus One - a single core 1GHz processor. It's a fair bit slower than modern phone chips, but still plenty for the kind of web browsing, media playback and casual games that these tablets are designed for. If these come in at something near the £75 they should exchange to, they'd be a decent buy.
    X10 has an ARM A11 running at 600mhz, the Xperia Mini has an A8 @ 1ghz...but other than that you're about right

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    Re: News - Coby introduces five low-priced tablets running Android 4.0

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    X10 has an ARM A11 running at 600mhz, the Xperia Mini has an A8 @ 1ghz...but other than that you're about right
    Actually you're not quite right either. According to GSM Arena (and others):
    Xperia X10: Chipset: Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon, CPU: 1 GHz Scorpion
    Xperia X10 Mini (2011 model): Chipset: Qualcomm QSD8255 Snapdragon, CPU: 1 GHz Scorpion
    Xperia X10 Mini (2010 model): Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7227, CPU: 600 MHz ARM 11

    If my X10 had only 600MHz processor then I'd have ditched it by now... Included both "Mini" models because (confusingly enough) Sony reused the "Mini" and "Mini Pro" names for two (slightly different) phones.

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    Re: News - Coby introduces five low-priced tablets running Android 4.0

    well technically yes...however you don't see the x10 branding on the new models to stop confusion!
    I have a 2010 model...
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