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Android TV boxes: Tronsmart Vega S89 vs. Rikomagic MK902

A new crop of Android TV boxes featuring Amlogic S802 processors are starting to hit the streets. Like earlier TV boxes, they’re designed to let you run Android apps ranging from Netflix to XBMC to Asphalt 8: Airborne and other games. But Amlogic’s new chip is said to be faster, offer better 3D graphics, and add […]

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Yuandao N80 is an 8 inch tablet with an RK3188 quad-core CPU

The march of the tablets with Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processors continues. The latest entry is one of the first 8 inch models to feature this chip. It’s called the Yuandao N80, or Video N80 (depending on where you buy it). Geekbuying sells the tablet for $179. Like the larger Cube U30GT2, this tablet features 2GB […]

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Cube U30GT2 benchmarks (Rockchip RK3188 tablet w/HD display)

The Cube U30GT is one of the first Android tablets to ship with a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor, which makes it one of the fastest Chinese tablets available to date. It’s also not a bad looking tablet, and it has a high resolution 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display. Geekbuying sells the Cube U30GT2 for $266, […]

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Cube U30GT2 tablet sports HD display, RK3188 quad-core CPU

Chinese device maker Cube was one of the first companies to follow Apple into the so-called Retina display space, with tablets sporting higher-than-1080p resolutions. These days high-resolution tablet screens aren’t as rare as they once were — but you typically have to pay a high price to get a tablet with a full HD screen. […]

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First Android TV sticks with Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processors arrive

Rockchip’s RK3188 chip is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with top speeds of up to 1.8 GHz and Mali 400 quad-core graphics for HD and 3D video. Chinese tablet makers have already started releasing products based on the new chip, and now the first Android TV boxes with RK3188 processors are starting to arrive as […]

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Rockchip’s RK3188 quad-core processors coming in the first half of 2013

Chinese chip maker Rockchip is showing off its upcoming quad-core RK3188 processors. The company expects to start sending samples to hardware partners in February, which means that we could see these quad-core chips show up in tablets and other devices in March, April, or May. Rockchip has a demo of a touchscreen display hooked up […]