Daily Archives: September 30, 2013

Gemini Force One Is Go!

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Four days to go, but the original funding amount has been raised.

But, like I said, four days to go.

Go contribute.

Previously here:

Kickstarter: Gerry Anderson’s Gemini Force One

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First Video Of Ramos K1 Tablet

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As usual, a seller has posted the first video of a new tablet.

This time it’s the new Ramos K1 tablet. It has HTC One-like styling and the twin heartbreak of an Allwinner A31s CPU combined with just 1GB of RAM.

See the video and more after the break.

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Video: OMA’s ROM For Chuwi V88

OMA has probably single-handedly kept interest and sales of the Chuwi V88 alive through his massive work on his ROMs.

After the break, a demonstration of flashing his ROM and using it on a Chuwi V88.

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AnTuTu X: Re-Score Everything!

To Against Cheating Benchmark AnTuTu Release AnTuTu X Benchmark

I ratted out to AnTuTu Labs several detailed forum posts about how their benchmark was being subverted by cheating over in China. It seems they’ve now created AnTuTu X to thwart those, and other, methods.

From now on, don’t trust any benchmarks unless they’ve been done with AnTuTu X.

Their post is worth a read to see just how their benchmark was being abused for the commercial gain of manufacturers.

Important: If you have a tablet with the Allwinner A31s CPU, please download and run AnTuTu X. Leave the score in Comments — even better, if you can provide a link to a screensnap too, that would be more helpful.

Previously here:

Allwinner A31s AnTuTu Score Inflation
Chinese CPU Maker Actions Caught In AnTuTu Score Fraud
I’m Disgusted With China’s Cheating
Allwinner: Fraud Inside?
Latest A31s AnTuTu Scores Are Confounding
AnTuTu 3.4 Vs. 4.0
AnTuTu 4.0 Is Coming

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Vido’s New M8 iPad Mini Clone

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An advertorial post at IMP3Net [Google English] pimps the new Vido M8 iPad Mini clone tablet and over at 1Pad they’re all “WTF? Haven’t we seen this before?” [Google English].

But 1Pad seems to be mistaken, probably based on an erroneous vendor listing. The new M8 uses a MediaTek 8377 CPU, not a Rockchip 3188. Also, it has just 1GB of RAM, a 4,000 mAh battery and I don’t see any mention of HDMI-out. They’re claiming an AnTuTu score in the 19,000-range. Harumph.

Update Sunday October 6, 2013: It turns out IMP3Net was wrong. This seems to be basically the Vido Mini One with just 1GB of RAM under a new M8 designation [Google English]

I won’t be covering this tablet further, as I continue to wind down my posts about Chinese iPad Mini clones here.

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Allwinner Octa CPU + Onda

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1Pad reports that Allwinner will release an Octa-core CPU based on Samsung’s design and that Onda will be the first tablet maker to use it [Google English].

Guessing, I’d expect that CPU to wind up in something other than an Onda iPad Mini clone. At any rate, this won’t be available until November or December.

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Breaking Bad

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Spoilers ahead.

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