Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Dec 2011 22:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Cheap Android tablets are all over the place, and generally not any good. They often have resistive touch screens instead of capacitive ones, are slow, or have no access to the Android Market. For Ice Cream Sandwich, MIPS Technologies is trotting out its existing Honeycomb tablet - which, you guessed it, uses a MIPS processor - licensed to Ainovo. For some reason, that makes this $99 tablet with capacitive screen kind of interesting.
Thread beginning with comment 499078
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

does this have? Many Android apps use native ARM code to get around pitfalls of the Dalvik VM. I'm assuming that none of those will run on a MIPS-based Android system without a recompile.

Not that many. Since NDK restricts usage of Assembly, you would mostly have to change the NEON functionality.

Reply Parent Score: 5

viton Member since:
2005-08-09

you would mostly have to change the NEON functionality.
For the sake of 0.0000001% of tablet market?

Reply Parent Score: 2

JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

you would mostly have to change the NEON functionality.
For the sake of 0.0000001% of tablet market?

FYI: A lot of devices don't have NEON.

Reply Parent Score: 2