Monthly Archives: June 2015

Core-M Onda V919 3G iPad Clone Still Alive

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Just two days ago I wondered if this tablet was still alive.

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Ployer W2 Smartwatch Gets A Review

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It uses the Nucleus OS. See the review over at PC Online (use Chrome browser for translation).

Previously here:

Ployer W2 Apple Watch Clone: US$56

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Teclast Releases Remix OS Update

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Which, when you stop to think about it, is a bit weird. They don’t sell any tablets with this pre-installed.

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Ramos Mos1 Phone: July 13 Announcement

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Test Post From Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Via S-Pen

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The stylus is also handy in getting the pointer in the right place inside text.

It’s no damn good on selecting text online, though. I bet the iPad Pro with stylus will do that correctly. Dammit.

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Teclast & Remix OS

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China Tablet Changes

There have been few China tablet news posts here only because there’s been very little tablet news out of China. At least of tablets that interest me. There’s been a few announcements of seven-inch 3G SOFIA-based tablets.

I think Intel has ended their subsidy program for low-end tablets.

And the shift to x-series CPUs without subsidies has caused China tablet makers to pause and take stock.

It seems they’ve bet on going with Core-M CPUs, trying to capture a higher-end customer, particularly those who would use such a machine for business. I’m not sure how that’s going to work out since most have unfavorable reputations inside China from their prior low-end tablets.

June is coming to an end and there’s been no additional word from Onda about their Core-M-based iPad clone. If it never comes to market, that would be a sign that the era of China tablets most people here have been interested in is coming to an end.

Frankly, that wouldn’t make much of a difference to me. I’m pretty much set on one of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablets.

With China tablets of interest likely coming to an end, the only thing of slight interest to me are China phones. But the manufacturers need to include worldwide radios. And despite some of their incredible specs, few do. And I have my doubts that any of them except Xiaomi can break out of their local market. None of the tablet makers did, except as rebranded junk at places like Best Buy.

So, that explains what’s been happening here.

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R.I.P. Actor Dick Van Patten

Dick Van Patten, TV star best known for ‘Eight is Enough,’ dead at 86

Perhaps best known for Eight is Enough, but he was one of those actors who was in practically everything on TV in the 1960s.

Rest in peace.

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CUBE i7 With Remix OS Gets A Review

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Over at IMP3Net [Google Translate].

It has an AnTuTu score in the 31,000-range. This is a weird combination of tablet and OS-for-keyboard that’s not really of any interest to me.

Previously here:

Video: Remix OS On Teclast X98 Air 3G
Teclast X98 Air 3G With Remix OS
CUBE i7 Remix Listed At China JD
CUBE To Do Remix OS Tablet

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R.I.P. Sculptor Donald Featherstone

Creator of pink plastic lawn flamingo dies

Donald Featherstone, creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died.

His wife, Nancy, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that her husband died Monday at an elder care facility in Fitchburg after a long battle with Lewy body dementia. He was 79.

Additional:

Wikipedia: Donald Featherstone (artist)

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