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New chips from Rockchip, Allwinner, MediaTek

Three of Asia’s top chip makers are launching new processors during the week of the Consumer Electronics Show. Allwinner has a new 64-bit chip priced at just $5. Rockchip is launching its first octa-core processor. And MediaTek has new chips aimed at smart TV devices and at wearables. Allwinner A64 Allwinner’s latest chip is a quad-core, […]

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Orange Pi is an Allwinner-powered Raspberry Pi clone

The Raspberry Pi is a small, low-cost, low-power single board computer with an ARM processor. It’s not exactly a speed demon, but the Raspberry Pi Foundation has shipped millions of units thanks to a combination of the little computer’s $35 (or under) price tag and a growing community of educators, hackers, and enthusiasts who have […]

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Allwinner A83T octa-core tablet mini-review (InFocus C2107)

Allwinner’s A83T processor is an octa-core chip designed for entry level and mid-range tablets. The chip maker unveiled the processor in September, and tablets featuring the chip should begin shipping soon. Allwinner sent me one of the first of those tablets to test. The InFocus C2107 is a 7 inch Android tablet made by Foxconn. It […]

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Allwinner shows Android 5.0, Android TV on its chips

Allwinner Technology is giving an early look at Google’s latest Android software running on its chips. The company says Android 5.0 Lollipop will be available for tablets with Allwinner A33 quad-core and Allwinner A80 octa-core processors. Allwinner has also demonstrated Android TV running on a device with an A80 chip. It’s not surprising that Google’s […]

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Tronsmart Draco AW80 TV box has octa-core CPU, up to 4GB RAM

Google’s $99 Nexus Player is now available for purchase and it should ship in early November. I’m just starting to test the TV box and while I really like the new Android TV user interface, until more third-party developers adapt their apps to the platform, there’s a relatively small number of things you can actually […]

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Zero Devices Z8C is a TV box with an Allwinner A80 octa-core CPU

Zero Devices plans to launch one of the first TV box/mini PC devices featuring Allwinner’s new 8-core processor. The Zero Devices Z8C sports an Allwinner A80 processor, support for USB 3.0, HDMI and SPDIF output, and more. The Allwinner A80 processor features 4 ARM Cortex-A15 CPU cores, 4 ARM Cortex-A7 cores, and PowerVR G6230 graphics […]