Cube has released a beta version of Android 4.2.2 for its U30GT tablet [Google English]. The U30GT is a 10.1-inch Android tablet — but it’s based on the quad-core Rockchip 3188 CPU. This is the first firmware release I’ve seen for the 3188. How long before Chuwi offers one for the V88?
Cube is pimping its yet-unavailable iPad Mini clone, the U35GT, as being the first to have Android 4.2. It’s also pimping this outrageous AnTuTu score for it:
Notice, however, the device designation in AnTuTu is U30GT! Um, yeah. The U35GT will have a 4000mAh battery, according to Cube. That’s less than the Chuwi V88. Depending on how efficient Android 4.2 is, that might not matter much. Maddeningly, despite all the press coverage calling their iPad Mini clone the U35GT, on their website in English, Cube is still calling it the U33GTmini. In Chinese, it’s the U35 (without the GT or the Mini). Before anyone thinks this is a good alternative to the Chuwi V88, Cube is so far offering a single model with just 1GB of RAM.
ZOL has done a review of an Ericsson 9.7-inch tablet with Retina-class display [Google English]. It’s based on the quad-core Rockchip 3188 CPU, so it’s of some interest for those — OK, me — who wonder what impact a Retina-class display could have on a future iPad Mini clone. For one, battery life will take a great hit. So will the framerate of graphic-intensive games. As for AnTuTu, this is what they claim:
If that score is true, that’s about 3,000 lopped off the score by Retina. Another iPad clone tablet from Onda, based on the quad-core A31 CPU, has an AnTuTu score of 10,395 [Google English]. That score makes it less powerful than the Onda V818 iPad Mini clone, which uses the A31s CPU.