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Android 4.1 coming soon to MIPS-based devices

ARM-based processors may dominate the Android space right now. But Google’s mobile operating system can also run on phones, tablets, and other devices with x86 or MIPS-based processors. We’ve seen a number of low-cost MIPs-based products running Android 4.0 including the iPPea $50 PC-on-a-stick and $100 Ainol Novo 7 tablet. Now Computer World reports that […]

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Philips to launch Android 4.0 tablet line (China only at first)

Consumer Electronics company Philips is preparing to launch new line of tablets with 7 inch displays and Google Android 4.0 software. While Philips will hardly be the first company to follow that path, one of the interesting things about these new tablets is that at least some models are expected to feature MIPS processors rather […]

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Better MIPS processor support coming to Android

MIPS-based processors don’t get a lot of love these days, but there are a handful of Android tablets on the market with these low power chips. That includes the Ainol Novo 7 and the Skytex Primer Pocket. Unfortunately, they can’t run all Android apps, because apps written using the current native developer kit for Android don’t […]

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Ainol Novo7 Paladin tablet with Android 4.0 up for pre-order for $120

Remember that $100 tablet with a MIPS processor and Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? It looks like the retail price is going to be closer to $120 in the US, but that still makes this Android 4.0 tablet cheaper than most devices running Android 2.3 and earlier. PandaWill and Merimobiles are both taking pre-orders […]

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MIPS unveils a $100 tablet with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the first version of Google’s mobile operating system that’s designed to support phones and tablets — and that means that companies making dirt cheap tablets can finally use the latest Android software. Chip designer MIPS has announced that one of the first is a $100 tablet with a […]

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Hands on with Texet’s 8.9 inch touchscreen tablet

While CES is choc full of companies showing off tablets using ARM-based chipsets from Qualcomm, Freescale, Marvell, and NVIDIA, the folks at Texet are taking a different approach. The Texet EZB890 is an 8.9 inch touchscreen tablet with a 500MHz MIPS-based processor. It’s running a custom Linux distribution, and it’s surprisingly snappy. The tablet comes […]

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Lemote unveils world’s first netbook powered entirely by FOSS

According to a MIPS press release, the company is set to demo an 8″ netbook powered by free software. According to Lemote, who manufactures the Yeelong8089, the Android machine is completely closed-source free. From the BIOS out, everything preloaded on the 8089 is completely free and open source. The result: a low-cost,  lightweight, and compact […]