Category Archives: Android

Onda V975i: Android And Windows?!

This is too elaborate to be a hoax — besides which, the posters in Chinese forums don’t tend to do hoaxes.

In June, Onda will offer a download of Windows 8.x that can be installed on its Intel 64-bit Retina-class 9.7-inch screen V975i tablet [Google Translate].

For those who can read the Chinese:

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My 2011 Is Your 2014

WARNING: From time to time, I get really pissed off and must do a Very Angry Post. This is one of those posts. Stop reading now if you don’t like such posts.

Here, 2011: Apple’s Next Greedy Move: Exclusivity

2014: Apple, Google offering game developers special incentives for exclusivity

Now just STFU when you find what I write hard to believe.

You are the idiot. Not me.

The shit I have to eat from people who can’t think…

Today I’m getting shit over Chinese tablets. Come back in three to five years when practically everyone is using a Chinese-brand tablet.

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Meizu Max Tablet Promo Video

Update Saturday April 19, 2014: This post is probably best ignored. Despite the fact the blog post I’m linking to is current, the actual video after the break was posted by them on Dec 27, 2012 — near two years ago! Thanks to John in Comments for pointing it all out.

Meizu is ready to launch Meizu Max tablet devices

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It’s a 16:10 tablet, which isn’t really my thing.

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Amazon Smartphone Sneak Peek

After years of rumors: This is Amazon’s smartphone

I’d be surprised if it was branded as a Kindle. This would be much more: “All of Amazon in Your Pocket.”

This is probably the biggest move ever made by Amazon and should really scare the living shit out of everyone who’s wide awake. It has repercussions that I’m not even going to try to list because that list would be huge.

The 3D is, of course, differentiation — but that could have vast implications for all UIs as well. People talk about kids and tablets encountering paper, trying to pinch-zoom photos. What happens when kids experience the 3D Amazon UI and have to go back to flat?

From a technical standpoint. it’ll be interesting to see if the infrared cameras work in bright sunlight. There’s more to those IR cameras than a 3D effect. Imagine your eyes being tracked to call up a contact and dial a number — hands free. Or to scroll through Twitter — hands-free.

The eye-tracking will probably send data to Amazon to tweak things — and to measure the effectiveness of ads. There’s a big privacy issue that will blow up.

It’ll probably sell out the first day it’s offered for sale.

Previously here:

This Is Why Amazon Will Do A Phone
The Amazon Phone Rumor Again
How Amazon Could Make Its Phone Free

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Rockchip’s MultiWindow Android Is Coming Back

Thanks to ZOL, we have two pictures of the new Rockchip MultiWindow Android for 3288-based tablets [Google Translate].

This is running on the upcoming Pipo M6Pro, a 9.7-inch tablet with a Retina-class screen:

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Allwinner 41K AnTuTu Is Hypothetical

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The mystery of the 41,000-range AnTuTu score for the octa-core Allwinner A80 CPU is a mystery no longer, thanks to Charbax.

It’s not from a tablet. It’s from a special board with a huge heatsink and fan, designed to show its uppermost performance limit:

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So, it’s doubtful any actual tablet will score that.

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Google Books PDF Death Match: Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2

The Google Books PDF Death Match series of posts:

- Part One: Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
- Part Two: iPad Mini
- Part Three: iPad 4 with Retina Display
- Part Four: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Supplemental/Additional:
Third Samsung Galaxy S III Test
Google Books PDF Death Match: 2013 Nexus 7
Google Books PDF Death Match: Dell Venue 8 Android Tablet
Google Books PDF Death Match: iPad Air
Google Books PDF Death Match: iPhone 5s
Google Books PDF Death Match: Retina iPad Mini
Google Books PDF Death Match: Dell Venue 8 Pro
Google Books PDF Death Match: LG G Pad 8.3
Google Books PDF Death Match: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Google Books PDF Death Match: Retina-Class iFive Mini 3
Google Books PDF Death Match: LG G Pad 8.3 — Rematch
Google Books PDF Death Match: Mac Pro
Google Books PDF Death Match: iMac 21.5-Inch
Google Books PDF Death Match: MacBook Pro

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Allwinner Claims 41,000-Range AnTuTu

Unknown tablet hooked up to a large screen:

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That’s the hype [Google Translate].

I note that it’s not AnTuTu X running.

I further note that Allwinner has a history of AnTuTu score fraud.

I’ll believe this when I see independent confirmation from others — using AnTuTu X.

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Google Books PDF Death Match: LG G Pad 8.3 — Rematch

Since I got a rather low AnTuTu score that people objected to last time, I decided to try the LG G Pad 8.3 again.

Surprisingly, AnTuTu X as well as the American Magazine test PDF were still on the 8.3 at Best Buy!

Since my original test, someone else had run X and got this score:

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Tech Nano-Fondle: HTC One M8

I tried …

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