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World's first Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet goes on sale for under $100

Chinese electronics company Ainovo has launched the NOVO7, which is now the first tablet to ship with the Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' 4.0 OS, with a 7-inch touch screen and a cost attached of $99 with $60 shipping charges.

Ainovo's Novo7 is said to have gained official Google recognition, with a CTS Certification from the compatibility test suite whilst arriving with an Ingenic JZ4770 1GHz Xburst CPU with 4GB of internal storage.

At the heart of this tablet is a Vivante GC860 graphics processor running at 444MHz, with support for OpenGL ES2.0, ES1.0 and OpenVG1.1 standards.

Built-in is a 7-inch capacitive touch screen with multi-touch capabilities, which thanks to the CPU and GPU is able to decode 10bit X.264 1080p video for .mkv, .mp4 and .mpg file containers.

On-board is a 2 megapixel rear facing camera, with a front facing variant but this hasn't been specified so ITProPortal believes this could just be a VGA version.

Gameloft computer games have been preinstalled on the Novo7, where Spider Man ships with this device as a part of the package although there's no news if there's any more games are on-board.

Ainovo has confirmed the tablet is able to last for 30 hours on standby mode; 25 hours on music playback; 8 hours on video playback; 7 hours for web browsing and 6 for game play.

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