Daily Archives: July 25, 2013

Chinese iPad Mini Clone Notes #8

I’ve got several days of things I’ve collected, so this will be one of the longer Notes posts. And things will tend to be out of date order, so don’t pay attention to datelines when clicking through. I should also add this: Sometimes Google Translate will squawk it can’t connect with a page. Keep trying, it does work.

The much-anticipated Xiaomi tablet likely won’t be an iPad Mini clone after all.

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Two posts [Google English and Google English] claim that leaked information points to a conventional 16:9 seven-inch screen with an unremarkable 1280 x 800 resolution. The leaked info also claims it will have a 13MP back camera. The quad-core CPU is rumored to be a Tegra 3 and 3G capability is also claimed. It will likely do well in China but I think most other people are looking forward to buying the new Nexus 7 announced this week. If the above image is true to the actual product, Xiaomi will at least get some points for not introducing just another slab that looks like all the rest.

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MultiWindow Android: Latest News

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The first six tablets that will get MultiWindow Android have been announced in two advertorial posts [Google English and Google English] — probably paid for by Rockchip and its participating partners.

Of all of the Rockchip-based iPad Mini clones, only two are listed: The Chuwi V88 and the Vido Mini One. What’s significant about this is that both tablets offer 2GBs of RAM, so I wonder if MultiWindow Android needs that as a minimum for the upgrade to fully and smoothly operate. That would be an important factor to consider in choosing which iPad Mini clone to buy.

For those who have had doubts about how much MultiWindow Android will change things, we have a new video after the break.

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