View Full Version : My new tablet with Arm CPU and AROS

19th November 2012, 10:48
I everyone, this friday i bought a BQ Maxell Plus 7" with ARM 1.6Ghz. It was 139 euros here in Portugal.
I am very happy with it, very fast, image is great, great tablet for the money. Camera is realy bad, but i don't care, i don't use it.
The rest is really fantastic. I can run any game, even the ones that need a lot of juice.

And i was on internet yesterday and i saw that AROS has a version for Android-ARM-System, so i gave it a try. It works!
Cool, but i don't have the right mouse button, i need a mouse. I will get a bluetooh mouse to test it.
About UAE, the 2 emulators i use run fine in the tablet, and workbench looks great on it.

Here are the specs:

Size and weight
Size: 195 x 122 x 11 mm.
Weight: 360 g
Screen size: 7''.
Technology:Capacitive multi-touch IPS screen
Resolution: 1024 x 600 px.
Viewing angle: 178 º
Internal memory: 8 GB
CPU: Dual Core Cortex A9 1.6 GHz
GPU: Quad Core ARM Mali-400
RAM memory: 1 GB DDR3
Li-ion 4.100mAh. Battery
Compatible formats
Documents formats: .pdf, .txt, .ppt, .pdb, .xls, .htm, .html
Image formats: .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, .png
Video formats: .avi, .3gp, .mp4, .flv, .mpg, .mkv, .mov, .rm/.rmvb
Audio formats: .mp1, .mp2, .mp3, .wma7, .wma8, .wma9, .wav, .ogg, .oga, .flac, .aac, .m4a
Operating System
Android 4.0
Languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German and Italian, and many more.
Bluetooth V.4.0 (HS) High speed
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Compatible with 3G USB modems*
mini-USB 2.0 OTG
HDMI Full HD 1080p
Charge using a 5V, 2A MiniUSB cable (can be charged via the computer)
3,5 mm. jack for earphones
micro-SD™ slot
Other system functions
Frontal camera: VGA (640x480)
Three-axis accelerometer
E-mail client
Clock and alarms
E-reader function
Video player
Audio player
Photos viewer
Files explorer
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20th November 2012, 16:18
I've not heard of that tablet. Specs look ok though.

It would be with seeing if you can get Android 4.1 onto it as it's a bit improvement over 4.0. I've got a Google Nexus 7 and 4.1 is very nice.

Well definitely have to try Aros. Didn't know it had been ported.

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20th November 2012, 18:04
Yes it was ported but i think it is only for ARM CPUs

21st November 2012, 01:10
Most tablets/smartphones use Arm processors (or compatible one) of some sort. Even iPads do. In the mobile world Arm is king and Intel is no where to be found, something they finally seem worried about, hence the release of their first Intel phone.

My Nexus 7 for example has a nVidia Tagra 3 chip, which is a CPU and GPU single package containing a Quad-core (actually 5 core) ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and 8 core nVidia GeForce GPU.