Archos is at it again. The French company, known for selling rebranded Chinese tablets with budget prices is set to release another tablet in its Platinum line but with a slight twist. The Archos 80b Platinum will be running on a Rockchip CPU instead of an Allwinner chip like its predecessor.
ViewSonic has been producing mid-range tablets with fairly decent specs for a long time now. Last we heard from the manufacturer was at CES early this year, with their Tegra 3-powered 24-inch "tablet" display. Now ViewSonic has unveiled another tablet, although in a more portable size.
NVIDIA, Qualcomm, or Texas Instruments but they've been around plenty long and are ready to aim for higher standards in 2012. Rockchip processors have been found in multiple chinese, or cheaper Android tablets as of late but in 2012 they are set to release a new improved Cortex A9 dual-core, and follow it with their own quad-core come Q3.
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.
and tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich now that the source code is available. Today Chinese processor and tablet maker Rockchip claim to have the worlds first Android 4.0 ICS tablet and it will be ready to ship in the first weeks of December.
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]
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]