First official ICS tablet, for only $100

MIPS is first out of the gate with the Novo7, a low-end ICS tablet that's packing a 7-inch screen, 1GHz processor, and $100 price tag.


Yes, you read that title right. At long last, the ICS tablets have begun to trickle out of various places, the first coming from MIPS. This budget-friendly little guy isn't going to blow you away by any means, with a 7-inch capacitive display, Android 4.0, a 1GHz (single-core) XBurst processor, and a surprisingly low $100 price tag. A MicroSD card slot, WiFi, Bluetooth, front and rear cameras, an HDMI out port, and 8 hours of battery life can also be found on the device. Judging by the photo above, they're going with the name "Novo7," although it hasn't been mentioned anywhere else.

Now before you get your hopes up on that price, keep in mind that the device is only available in China at the moment, so you'd have to pay around $60 for shipping and handling. But if you're that eager to get your hands on an ICS tablet, this is actually a decent bargain for the given specs.

Perhaps you'd like a second opinion, which is where the big man himself, Andy Rubin, comes in. He had this to say about the Novo7:

I’m thrilled to see the entrance of MIPS-Based Android 4.0 tablets into the market. Low cost, high performance tablets are a big win for mobile consumers and a strong illustration of how Android’s openness drives innovation and competition for the benefit of consumers around the world.


For those of you that don't want to rush into a purchase, MIPS has promised U.S. versions of the tablet, including 8-inch and 9-inch variants, in the next several months. No word on what the pricing will look like for those devices, or if they'll be making their way to carriers in the States. More on this as it develops. The full press release can be found just after the break.

So if you've got a few hundred bucks to spend, you can head over here to order a Novo7 for yourself. Anyone planning to pick one of these up? Who's ready for ICS on tablets? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Androidguys