NOVO7

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NOVO7
Manufacturer Ainol Electronics Co
Type Tablet computer
Retail availability December 2011
to Present
Operating system Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Power 3700 or 5000 mAh Li-Po battery
CPU 1 GHz Ingenic JZ4770, MIPS-based [1][2] or
1.2 GHz All Winner A10 ARM-based
Memory 512 MB or 1GB RAM
Storage Flash memory
Internal: 8 or 16 GB flash
External: miniSDHC card
Display 800 × 480 px, 1024 × 600 or 1280 × 800 px
7 in (18 cm) diagonal capacitive touchscreen
Sound Built-in microphone; Built-in speaker; 3.5mm stereo jack
Input Multi-touch Capacitive Touchscreen
Camera None or 2.0 Megapixel
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n),
miniUSB
Website www.ainovo.com

The NOVO7 is a series of Android tablet computers manufactured by the Chinese company Ainol Electronics.[1] The "7" represents the size of the tablet's screen (7 inches); Ainol's other products include the Novo 5 and Novo 8.

History[edit]

The first tablets in the Novo 7 line were the Novo 7 Basic and Novo 7 Advanced, released in early 2011. Unlike most competing tablets, the Novo 7 Basic used a MIPS based CPU (1 GHz Ingenic JZ4770 XBurst), while the Advanced had a more common ARM CPU. Both had 800x480 pixel touch screens and were launched with Android 2.2, although the company later released updates to Android 3 and Android 4.

The company released the Novo 7 Paladin in late 2011, which became the world's first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet.[3][4] Its specifications were similar to the Novo 7 Basic, having a 7-inch touch screen, 1 GHz MIPS processor,[2] 512 MB RAM, 8 to 16 GB of internal flash storage, external microSDHC slot, miniUSB, and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n).[1] Two more tablets, the Aurora and the Elf, were added to the range soon afterwards; both of these tablets used ARM CPUs.[5]

Ainol's latest Novo 7 tablets are the Tornado, Mars, Elf II and Aurora II. These all have ARM processors, 8GB of internal storage (Elf II also has 16 GB model and all Aurora II - 16 GB) and 7 inch screens. The main difference between the models is the CPU speed and screen resolution: the Tornado has a 1 GHz single-core processor and an 800x480 screen, the Mars has the same processor but a 1024x600 pixel screen, and the Elf II/Aurora II has a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor (currently limited to 1.32 GHz) as well as a 1024x600 screen.

All Novo 7 models have been budget based tablets, having lower specifications than other tablets released at the same time but also a cheaper price. They have all supported Wi-Fi, but none of them have had built-in 3G support.

In August, 2012, Ainol released a new flagship tablet, the Novo 7 Fire / Flame - with features that compete with and even exceed many features of other recently released and popular consumer tablets, including the Google Nexus 7 tablet and Kindle Fire. Features of the Novo 7 Fire / Flame include a high resolution 1280×800 IPS display with a 5-point capacitive multi-touch screen, Full HD 1080p support, 16 GB memory / 1 GB RAM, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, official access to Google Play (Google Market), a 1.5 GHz AMLogic ARM 2nd generation Cortex-A9 based dual-core CPU, a micro SD storage card slot, an HDMI port, a micro-USB port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth wireless connection, 3G access through an external dongle USB device, a 5MP rear facing camera with AF and auto flash, and 2MP front facing webcam. It also provides for hardware accelerated Flash (access to Flash-based video), features a 3-axis gravity sensor, and contains a 5000 mAh battery.

In September 2012, Ainol announced the release of the Novo 7 Crystal with the latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. The tablet is set to be made available, for shipment, on the 28th of September.[6] Novo7 Crystal matches and surpasses the specifications of the Novo 7 Elf II and looks to replace its predecessor. It has a special 7-inch MVA screen with 1024×600 pixel resolution and wide 170° viewing angle.

Software[edit]

Android operating system[edit]

On March 28, 2012, Ainol released updates to Android 4.0.3 v1.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for NOVO7 series. It fixes most of the bugs for [v4.0.3 v0.9] firmware that was released in March 7, 2012.

Community support[edit]

Some users are trying to hack and create scripts to enhance the compatibility of the NOVO7 tablets.

At least two ports of CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.4) have been made and they are said to make the tablets much smoother and faster than the initial ROM: one by Feiyu,[7] and one by Quarx2k[8]

Specifications[edit]


(Note: no GPS )

NOVO7 Devices Table[edit]

Model NOVO7 Paladin [9][10] NOVO7 Legend [11][12] NOVO7 Elf [13] NOVO7 Aurora [14] NOVO7 Advanced II [15] NOVO7 Tornado [16] NOVO7 Mars [17] NOVO7 Elf II [18] NOVO7 Aurora II [19] NOVO7 Fire [20] NOVO7 Crystal [21]
Display Size: 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch 7-inch
Display Pixels: 800 × 480 800 × 600 1024 × 600 1024 × 600 800 × 480 800 × 480 1024 × 600 1024 × 600 1024 × 600 1280 × 800 1024 × 600
Display Type: TN TN TN IPS TN TN TN TN TN IPS IPS IPS
CPU: 1 GHz, Ingenic JZ4770,
MIPS-based
1 GHz, Allwinner A13,
Single-Core-ARM-based
1.2 GHz, Allwinner A10,
ARM-based
1.2 GHz, Allwinner A10,
ARM-based
1.2 GHz, Allwinner A10,
ARM-based
1 GHz, AML8726-M3 Cortex-A9
ARM-based
1 GHz, AML8726-M3 Cortex-A9
ARM-based
1.5 GHz, AML8726-M6 Cortex-A9
Dual-Core-ARM
1.5 GHz, AML8726-M6 Cortex-A9
Dual-Core-ARM
1.5 GHz, AML8726-MX Cortex-A9
Dual-Core-ARM
1.5 GHz, AML8726-M6 Cortex-A9
Dual-Core-ARM
GPU: GC860 MALI-400 MALI-400 MALI-400 MALI-400 MALI-400 MALI-400 3D MALI-400x2 MALI-400x2 MALI-400x4 MALI-400x2
RAM: 512 MB DDR2 512 MB DDR3 1 GB DDR3 1 GB DDR3 512 MB DDR3 1 GB DDR3 1 GB DDR3 1 GB DDR3 1 GB DDR3 1 GB DDR3 1GB DDR3
Internal Storage: 8 / 16 GB flash 8 GB flash 8 GB flash 8 / 16 GB flash 8 GB flash 8 / 16 GB flash 8 GB flash 8 / 16 GB flash 16 GB flash 16 GB flash 8 GB flash
External Storage: microSDHC card microSDHC card microSDHC card microSDHC card microSDHC card microSDHC card microSDHC card microSDHC card microSDHC card microSDHC card microSDHC card
Camera: None 0.3 Megapixel (front) 2.0 Megapixel (front) 2.0 Megapixel (front) 2.0 Megapixel (front) 0.3 Megapixel (front) 0.3 Megapixel (front) 2.0 Megapixel (front) 2.0 Megapixel (front) 2.0 MP (front), 5.0 MP (back) 2.0 Megapixel (front)
Video Out: None None Mini-HDMI Mini-HDMI Mini-HDMI None None Mini-HDMI Mini-HDMI Mini-HDMI Mini-HDMI
Wireless: WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v2.1 HSP/HFP/A2DP/AVRCP supported WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Wired: miniUSB (supports OTG), 3.5mm audio miniUSB (supports OTG), 3.5mm audio miniUSB (supports OTG), 3.5mm audio miniUSB, 3.5mm audio miniUSB, 3.5mm audio miniUSB, 3.5mm audio miniUSB, 3.5mm audio miniUSB, 3.5mm audio miniUSB, 3.5mm audio microUSB, 3.5mm audio microUSB, 3.5mm audio
G-Sensor(Gravity sensor): 3 way 4 way 3 way 3 way 3 way 3 way 3 way 3 way 3 way 3 way 3 way
Battery: 4000 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
3700 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
3700 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
3700 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
3700 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
3700 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
3700 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
3700 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
3700 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
5000 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
3700 mAh
lithium-ion polymer
Size: 176 × 110 × 13.2mm 190 × 120 × 12mm 189.3 × 120 × 11.2mm 189.5 × 122.66 × 9.9mm 187 × 111 × 12mm 187 × 111 × 12mm 191 × 125 × 10.9mm 189.3 × 120 × 11.2mm 186 × 120 × 11.9mm 186.6 × 126.93 × 10.6mm 189.3 × 120.93 × 11.2mm
Weight: 420g 360g 360g 313g 320g 336g 360g 333g 342g 336g 328g
Notes for NOVO7 Crystal

While it is advertised as 1.5 GHz, the actual CPU speed is only 1.2 GHz. Verified on stock ROM (batch 3, chengnen.tan kernel).

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