How cheap tablets improved in just two years


During last two years, tablet world has been swirling very intensively:

  • CPU evolved from ARM9/ARM11 cores to Cortex-A8/Cortex-A9,  increasing typical performance from about 800 DMIPS to 3000 DMIPS and more.
    Dualcore CPU appeared, first seen in iPad2 with Samsung A5 (S5L8940) inside, bringing new level of computing power: 5000 MIPS.
    Quad core tablets are just in front of your door (but their price tag still protect them to enter mainstream world).
  • LCD changed from resistive to capacitive and resolution increased from 800×480 to 1024×600 and more, up to 2048×1536 in new iPad.
  • Android had improved dramatically from slow 2.1 Eclair (no JIT compilation) to multicore optimised 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • Battery life increased dramatically.
  • etc.

Thanks to ColonelZap, you have unique opportunity to quickly compare mainstream tablet of 2010 and 2012. Worth to watch!

(Video source: ColonelZap’s blog)

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