First Android 4.0 Tablet Goes on sale in China:
At a price tag of around £60 or $99, the worlds first Ice Cream Sandwich powered tablet computer arrives in China.
The new tablet will have a 7 inch capacitive multi-touch display offering full 1080p video, with front and rear cameras, but they will only be a pretty poor 2 megapixels.
With an advertised rate of 7 hours for browsing the web, 6 hours for playing games and 25 hours for playing music, we shall wait and see if this holds true for the true battery life capabilities of the device.
Specification for the rest of the tablet:
The rest of the tablet is pretty standard, with 4GB of external storage, and a MIPS 1Ghz processor.
With Access to gameloft games and Google approved titles the device is pleasing many already.
Andy Rubin the Android chief says this about the tablet:
“I’m thrilled to see the entrance of MIPS-Based Android 4.0 tablets into the market, low cost, high performance tablets are a big win for mobile consumers and a strong illustration of how Android’s openness drives innovation and competition for the benefit of consumers around the world.”
This tablet will only be going on sale in China for now, but you never know if this cut price tablet will come a little closer west, time will tell.
It is actually nice to see that China also have a cut price tablet for sale after the $45 Aakash tablet went on sale in India offering the rural poor a chance to get online with a half decent tablet PC for a reasonable price all things considered.
Video of the tablet in use is shown below.
And for £60 you can not complain really, though it does not look great, its pretty neat at the price.Anthony Munns