The screens in this post are sourced from China, via ZOL [Google Translate] so I can’t vouch for them.
But I have to think they got them from the AnTuTu folks or simply ran AnTuTu for iOS themselves.
Let’s pretend for the sake of this post they’re correct.
What they show is something astonishing.
AnTuTu for iOS [iTunes Preview link] is available.
AnTuTu is the benchmarking program that’s been Android-only until now. Many people judge the value of an Android device based on its AnTuTu score.
Now it will be possible to compare iOS versus Android with AnTuTu.
I’m sitting on a bunch of AnTuTu iOS score screensnaps from China that are astonishing. But I don’t trust them. I’m hoping people I know will benchmark their iOS devices and send me snaps to publish.
Let me just say that if these scores are true, 2014 will indeed be the turning for point for tablets that I said.
iambillbil pokes at the new Miracast dongle from Freelander with a variety of tablets and screen resolutions [Google Translate].
This post, despite some mangling by Google Translate, is worth a see. It answers some — but not all — questions that have been asked here about the relationship between a tablet screen, video resolution, and the target TV screen. It’s also interesting that the dongle does DLNA (I’m not sure they all do).
It should be remembered that Miracast sends a compressed stream to the target device. This tends to introduce latency that can be frustrating if you plan to do any work with a mouse or other pointer. But for just seeing things on a large screen — video, photos, web pages — it’s good enough for right now. Of course, there’s always room for improvement. But this is still better than snaking a 10-20 foot HDMI cable from a tablet to a distant TV (when HDMI-out is available — something that’s not on the iFive Mini 3).
AnTuTu Benchmark for IOS will land Apps store soon
This is so great. I’ll finally be able to see how powerful iOS devices are compared to Android. And how will that new 64-bit CPU from Apple score?
They don’t cite the source, but 1Pad reports that Steve Wozniak wants an iPad with 256GBs of storage [Google English]. He cites the difficulty of finding good wireless connections. My own concern is that I will not use the Cloud after all the NSA spying revelations. When your data is in the Cloud, the Cloud provider can be served with a warrant to examine your stuff without you ever being notified. The hell with that. I want to be notified and the only way for that to be more likely to happen (it’s no longer guaranteed since they’re now regularly violating the Bill of Rights) is if I store everything on my own premises.
Onda dared to issue a press release comparing its V819 Mini to the iPad Mini and Retina iPad Mini [Google English].
One part of it was a comparison chart:
As you can see, I’ve made some corrections to it.
They got the RAM of the original Mini wrong. It’s 512MBs, not 1GB. And we still don’t know if the Retina iPad Mini has 1GB, but it likely does (why else use the A7 CPU?).
iPad Air. In 2008, I was calling it the “iPod Air” — Is Apple’s Tablet The iPod Air? Off by one single letter. And a few years. Ha!
I think Gruber was the first to combine iPad with Air, in this post about the Mini.
iBooks is now built into the iPads:
I think it has to be, now that OS X Mavericks will also have it. That changes the eBook game for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and others.