Ainol about to release a dual-core, IPS display, Jelly Bean tablet for $139
Ainol were quick to the point with releasing the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. While it was the first tablet to run Android 4.0, it was by no means a good tablet. I had one and was thoroughly disappointed. However, that’s not to say that their next offering won’t be any better. Besides for being a MIPS-based tablet (and thus not having access to many apps) the Ainol Novo 7 (last year’s tablet) had a horrible pressure-sensitive screen. Oh, and, the screen was horribly dull, too
The new Ainol Novo 7 tablet has a capacitive touchscreen and a Cortex-A9 processor that will surely boost the abilities of the tablet. We’re not sure if all the apps will work but I believe that in any case MIPS apps are being ported over to work on both Android systems. It also features an IPS display, which is rarely seen in such cheap devices. Here’s the major specifications:
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 7″ Capacitive Touchscreen (1024×600) IPS Screen
- Cortex-A9 Dual Core 1.5GHz processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- 2 Megapixel front-facing camera
- 328 grams
- 3700 mAh battery
- Mini HDMI port
This thing has some great specs – some really great specs. Especially for something that is selling for sub-$150 and is running the latest and greatest version of Android. While I’ve in general been quite disappointed with my last Ainol tablet, this thing looks to be much more capable than last year’s model. It’s said to be available in the latter part of September – we’ll have more as it comes in.
Would you be interested in using a sub-$150 tablet that runs on Jelly Bean?