Onda Remix OS Firmware Available For Some Tablets

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Smartisan Phone Unveiling In China Nearly Fills A Stadium!

Weibo:

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New Nexus 8: iPad Mini Clone From Colorfly?!

Alleged Google Nexus 8 tablet spotted on benchmark website

No one in America is picking up on the Colorfly brand name.

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But they sure are in China!

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Party Like It’s 2008 Again

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August 24, 2015 · 11:01 am

Insignia Flex Elite 7.85: Wrong FCC ID!

Dan EE originally said the tablet IDed itself as the Nexus 9. I finally got curious about that and emailed him, because I didn’t see it in the About Tablet information.

It turns out I should have dug deeper. It’s in this screen:

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Teclast: We Don’t Use Crap Memory Chips In X98 Pro!

More drama over at Weibo.

Weibo:

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The link goes to this page (use Chrome browser to translate).

Apparently someone started a rumor Teclast was using “white label” chips. They refute that with a very, very detailed explanation — with photos — of the brand-name chips they’re using.

Previously here:

Teclast X98 Pro: Alleged Master Lu Benchmark
Teclast X98 Pro iPad Clone Tablet Annnounced
Teclast X “Super Tablet” iPad Clone Coming: Core-M?

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Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model) Gets Third Review

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Review: An Almost-Great Tablet Held Back By Its Software

Antutu pulled down a score of 45013, just a little lower than the ZenFone 2. Understandable considering the higher resolution of the screen. The 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme benchmark managed a score of 7522, which is okay. It’s higher than you’d see in budget devices powered by the Snapdragon 615 or 410, but still not as good as the GPU in a flagship device. Note, I’m using the 4GB version of the tablet with the faster Intel chip.

Italics emphasis in original.

I expected an AnTuTu score in that range. At US$299, that’s a good score.

I’ve yet to encounter this version of the tablet in person, though, and look forward to finding a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 to compare with.

Meanwhile, after the break, some videos demonstrating the optional stylus.

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Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Basic): PDF Test, Video Test

See three videos after the break.

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iambillbil: Atom Versus Core-M

Interesting post over at IMP3Net in which iambillbil compares the Intel Atom 3735f and 3736f to the Intel Core-M CPU [Google Translate].

He also debunks the marketing hype that compared the 3736f to the 3735f.

The bottom line is still the same: RAM speed and bandwidth.

Previously here:

Now Five Technology Discusses Memory Bandwidth!
Rockchip Discusses Memory Bandwidth
Phones/Tablets: Bandwidth Matters
iambillbil Reviews 2014 CPUs
Again: Avoid All Chinese Retina-Class Tablets
SDK 2.0 Can’t Fix Chinese Retina-Class Tablet Hardware Limits
Retina-Class Screen Tablets From China: Avoid

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Reminder: See TechTablets Site

China tablets are becoming less interesting and I’m less interested in them these days. My coverage of them will be coming to an end by the end of this year.

Bookmark and check out TECHTablets.

Hendrickson keeps up with the kind of China tablets most people are still interested in.

His YouTube channel has coverage of both the new Teclast X98 Pro and the Onda V919 3G Core-M tablets.

I think the iPad has an insurmountable lead over Android and will probably remain that way for some time. When I’m at Best Buy, I see people buying Android craptabs. They’re being fooled by price, ignoring quality altogether. This is not good for Android. Tablets aren’t like cheap phones, where Xiaomi and Asus can provide quality products at below-average prices. Cheap tablets are basically nasty. Asus has a job to do, to change that perception.

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