There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories onSmart TV’s user habit in China, Alibaba’s online shopping credit, China better internet infrastructure and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: a tourism video of Dongguan city telling the world they are not “Dickensian Factory City”… Hope everyone have enjoyed your weekend and a fresh start to your week.
Lenovo has announced a new lineup of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablets with varied form factors and configurations in the budget/mid-level segment at the Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona.The range consists of two new A Series tablets dubbed as the A1000 and the A3000 sporting 7-inch screens and an S6000 which stands at the top of the line with a 10-inch screen. The A3000, which is the spotlight, is the Chinese PC maker’s answer to the Nexus 7. It’s specced very similarly to Google’s tablet, although its 7-inch 1024 x 600 display and quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek processor fall short of the Nexus 7’s 1280 x 800 display and Tegra 3 processor. Lenovo has also fitted the tablet with a micoSD slot — something missing from the Nexus 7 — and there’ll be a 3G variant with dual SIM slots …
Dozens of Nexus 7 replicas have been surfaced previously, but this white 7-inch tablet from Chinese knockoff manufacture seems to the best replica yet. It has a code-name of “Fu-Shi-Lai 760″, sports the same high-definition display as Google’s Nexus 7 — a 7-inch 1280×800 display with 216ppi. Besides, there are microSD card slots, dual-cameras and dual-SIM card slots that Nexus 7 doesn’t include. Find out more after the break…
If you think tablet makers only spend most of their time in pursuit of top-notch specs, think again. The new Asus MeMO Pad is a 7-inch budget tablet with mediocre specs that unveiled to the world after CES Show 2013, and it is expected to be one of the best budget tablets out in the market. You may find the new Asus MeMO Pad is derived from Google Nexus 7, since both devices also manufactured by Asus, but you’re only partially right. But there’s more to find out after the break.
The latest report from IDC released preliminary data from its survey of worldwide tablet sales in the Q4 of 2012, which highlighted ASUS is now moving to the 4th place with 5.8% market share and 3.1 million units of shipment, beats Barnes & Noble, in the worldwide tablet shipment. The report also indicated ASUS has the biggest growth in tablet’s shipment, rose 402% year over year, where the firm says it was largely helped by the continued strong shipments of its Google-branded Nexus 7 tablet despite ASUS saw its share slip from 7.8% to 5.8% at Q4. Apple is still at the top spot of the chart, followed by Samsung and Amazon. Microsoft is missing from the list, as expected, despite it had a massive push for its Suface tablet in China at Q4 last year.
If the $199 Nexus 7 is out of your budget and looking for a cheaper 7-inch tablet, MSI has an offer that can make up your mind. The Taiwanese electronic maker named its low cost 7-inch tablet as “MSI Enjoy 71″, which is selling at around $172 US dollars in Taiwan, and it’s not available to other countries yet. The tablet features a standard 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display. Under the hood, you’ll find a dual-core 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The best part? It has microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB) and a mini-HDMI port that allows your tablet hooks up with your television at home, and these are some features that you could never find on Nexus 7. In this article, we also have a short paragraph comparing the specs of all the best 7-inch tablet out there including Kindle Fire HD, ASUS MeMO Pad and iPad Mini after the break.
ASUS has just announced that it has launched the MeMO Pad, a 7-inch Android tablet priced aggressively at US$149 in the U.S market. MeMO Pad runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and offers full-support for Google Play and the Android eco-system, unlike competing affordable tablets from Amazon. The device is powered by VIA processor (single-core ARM Cortex-A9) running at 1GHz, which is supplemented by a Mali-400 graphics processor. The touch screen display has a resolution of 1024×600, which is a standard specification for budget tablet. 1GB of RAM, better than the recently announced Acer Iconia B1-A71. Storage-wise, there are 8GB of internal storage, ASUS has also included a microSD slot (32GB max), so it fares better than the Nexus 7 in that regards …
It’s not just iPhones that are blowing up these days. A week ago, a Chinese netizen found out his Nexus 7 spontaneously combusted and exploded overnight while charging, and this is believed to be the first case here of a Nexus 7 going boom. The way it exploded is just the same as the iPhone — the shell deformed and the built-in battery swollen.
According to a survey by the Pew Research Center which released last week, half of U.S. adults now have a mobile connection to the Web through a smartphone or tablet, up sizably from a year ago. The survey of 9,513 U.S. adults, conducted online from June to August 2012, said 22 percent of U.S. adults own a tablet, twice the number from a year earlier. The report has shown that lower-priced, Android-based tablets introduced in late 2011 “brought in a new crop of tablet owners.” In the latest survey, 52 percent of tablet owners said they own an iPad, down from 81 percent a year ago. Also, 48 percent said they own an Android device, and about half of those devices were Kindle Fires. Samsung Galaxy Tab has 8 percent, and the rest, a mix of others. So is that mean the 19 percent ‘mix of others’ are those cheap Android tablet came from China ?
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that have left behind because we are just too busy on Apple new iPhone’s launch, or just too lazy and tiring to post. There are stories on sex discrimination in Samsung’s China factory, the ban of Google’s Nexus 7, Japan HTC’s waterproof phone, soon arrival of 4G network and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: watch how a Beijing master roasts the world’s tastiest poultry … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and prepare to recieve your iPhone 5 this weekend.
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