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Rockchip RK3188 devices running Android 4.1 get rooted

Tablets and other devices running Android are starting to hit the market using a new quad-core processor from Rockchip. The processor is the RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9. Devices using this particular processor are starting to trickle onto the market now and early adopters of devices running the processor have figured out how to root the device already.

Rockchip plans $100 ICS tablet reveal at CES

We've seen tablets claiming to be "$100" before, but this one might actually make good on that promise. Rockchip, an increasingly notable Chinese chip manufacturer, was the first to show off Ice Cream Sandwich running on tablet hardware way back in November. Now TabTimes reports that the company's hardware will be powering dozens of tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show,  including at least one that's slated for a rock-bottom MSRP of $100.

Ramos W15, W12 and W10 tablets teased ahead of CES 2011

Ramos has teased three new tablets set to make their debut at CES 2011 next week, one of which will use Rockchip's new RK2918 SoC which we saw benchmarked earlier this week. The Ramos W15 has an 8-inch "high resolution" 16:9 aspect display and the new RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 based processor, while the Ramos W12 makes do with the Cortex-A9 SoC and Mali 400 GPU, and has a 4:3 aspect 8-inch capacitive touchscreen. Finally, there's the Ramos W10, with the same Cortex-A9 as the W12, paired with 512MB of RAM and ROM, WiFi, Bluetooth, a gravity sensor and Android 2.2. No word on pricing at this stage. [gallery] [via MP4 Nation]

Rockchip RK29xx benchmarked on way to affordable 1080p phones & tablets [Video]

Rockchip's processors may not be as well known as Qualcomm's Snapdragon or Samsung's Hummingbird, but they're at the core of many entry-level devices. The newest version, the Rockchip RK29xx, uses an ARM Cortex-A8 core running at up to 1GHz, and opens the door for 1080p encode/decode on tablets as low as $149. ARMDevices caught up with the company for an overview, which you can see below, and then MP4Nation grabbed some in-house footage of Rockchip benchmarking an RK29xx-powered smartphone prototype. The device managed a Quadrant score of over 1,900 points, besting a TI OMAP3530 powered tablet by around 400 points. Rockchip expect to officially launch the RK29xx chipsets at CES 2011 next week. Rockchip RK29xx Overview: [youtube mFTvklDv7eU] Rockchip RK29xx Testing: [youtube KuZnKHBwM5g]

Android Tablets in 5-inch and 8-inch Sizes Offered Up by View Quest in the UK

Should you be in the UK by chance and would like yourself an Android tablet in either the 5-or-8-inch sizes, you could just ask View Quest for a bit of help. The Slate5 (800×480 screen resolution) and Slate8 (800×600 screen resolution) both have the same 600MHz RockChip CPU, 2GB Flash, microSD card slot, Wifi, resistive touchscreen interface, and Android 1.5.

Rockchip Next Gen Android Chip That Supports 2.1

Rockchip is launching it's next generation chip for Android. The RK2818 chip will be powering select phones and mid range tablets. The three-core processor includes 660MHZ ARM, DSP, and GPU. The chip should allow for really good 720 HD video performance, and make Flash and HTML 5 video run with ease. It has an integrated 3G module to allow connectivity for TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA2000 EVDO.
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