Novo7-First Android 4.0 tablet @ $99!!


Buying a tablet with a freshly-pressed Android OS — like the just open-sourced Ice Cream Sandwich— is typically going to set you back a few bucks. In the case of the Ainovo Novo 7, however, it’s very few bucks. About $150 to be semi-exact. No, you probably don’t recognize the Ainovo brand name, but at $99 and an extra $60 to cover shipping and handling from inside the Great Wall, you might be willing to take the plunge anyway.
What does your hundred bucks-plus get you? Unfortunately, Ainovo isn’t generous with the details. The Novo 7 ships with a decent 1GHz MIPS processor paired with a Vivante GC860 GPU, 512MB RAM, and 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), Wi-Fi support, front and rear cameras, and the ability to play back full 1080P video. Ainovo estimates that the Novo 7′s battery can yield 7 to 8 hours of cord-free use, and it also ships with Spider-Man: Total Mayhem. The webpage doesn’t note the resolution of the Novo 7′s 7-inch capacitive display, but it’s likely putting out 800×480 pixels.
In fact, the Novo 7 looks an awful lot like this N7 asteroid tablet at Amazon, which ships with Android 3.2. If the form factors are a match, you can expect your Novo 7 to weigh in at about 12.5 ounces and measure around a half inch thick. It might not be the belle of the ball, but what do you expect for this kind of money?
If you’re a stickler for quality, you’re probably better off picking up a Kindle Fire for $199, rooting it, and waiting for someone in the dev community to roll an Ice Cream Sandwich port.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Quiz Time 129

TCS IT Wiz 2013 Bhubaneswar Prelims

The 5 hour start-up: BrownBagBrain