We opened up an Ainol Novo 8 to discover that the newer revision they are selling comes with 2 x 1900mAh batteries. This means an increase of battery life from roughly 1.5~3 hours to 4~5 hours (according to Ainol), which is a nice boost for what is ultimately a nice tablet. This won't be a full blown disassembly series of photographs, but after the break you can see more of the frame removed and dual batteries. You can also grab an Ainol Novo 8 with the dual batteries here. Alternatively, let us know what you think of the dual batteries on our forums. [gallery link="file"]
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Mp4Nation mod Dragon2Knight has had his fair share of anguish with getting Netflix up and running on a China tablet. He's finally slayed the problem and has managed to get the movie-renting app working on the Ainol NOVO8! The NOVO8 he was using had the original ROM, version 110627. All he had to do was download Netflix from the marketplace - install - run - presto: Netflix on the NOVO8. Give it a go for yourself if you're a NOVO8 owner. Don't forget to share your thoughts or questions on our forum site thread here!
Alex takes a stab at the Ainol Novo 8, and gives us his $0.02 on Ainol's new Cortex-A9-powered flagship tablet. The tablet's got some pretty damn decent hardware: ARM Cortex-A9 Amlogic 8726-M processor (w/ Mali-400 GPU), an 8-inch capacitive multitouch high-resolution (1280 x 768) display all running on Android 2.2. Well, I shan't ramble on anymore, watch the video review for a much fuller idea on the Ainol Novo 8.
You'll know him from his past excellent video reviews: dragon2knight (D2K) puts the Ainol Novo 8 Android 2.2 tablet under the spotlight and it comes out shining. D2K walks us through the apps, gaming testing, web browsing, video playback (we get a nice talking head cameo of D2K himself) as well the user interface, information on the modded ROM he's using, and the general pros and cons of the tablet. The conclusion? Well, it's all good, especially the hardware. The hardware is pretty damn good. Oh, did we mention that D2K loves the hardware? The Novo 8 packs the powerful AMLogic AML8726-M w/ Mali-400 GPU. It's a pretty killer setup, and the Novo 8 seems to be one of the first tablets to have a proper software layer on top (you may recall the first benchmarks we saw of this SoC were less t
Mod Your NOVO5 (And VX580W) Tablet With SeaSprite’s Easy Instructions W/ Images + Cyanogen Custom Rom
If you're a proud owner of one of Ainol's NOVO5 tablets, or any other RK2818 tablet, and you're interested in modifying the graphical user interface (GUI) on it then you're in luck. Big thanks go out to MP4Nation forum member, SeaSprite for taking the effort in putting together an easy-to-follow tutorial, complete with images. So if you're interested in improving your NOVO5 experience, dally no further. Head on over to the forum thread found here. Click after the break for directions to the Onda VX580W mod instructions, as well as the Cyanogen custom mod. For all you Onda VX580W tablet owners, head on over to the second page from the link thread found above, and scroll down to fellow MP4Nation forum member, Knobs post after first reading SeaSprite's tutorial. That should sort yo
Summer time is among us, and what better way to spend your summer than to interrupt coupled love-birds, force them to take pictures of themselves with you, and have them poke your belly at a park on a lazy afternoon. That's exactly what the NOVO8 has been up to this summer. Check out more pictures of NOVO8 and his two new bffs after the break. [gallery link="file"] via imp3
Ainol have come out with the latest firmware update for their flagship tablet, the NOVO8. The firmware version is 20110627. There's not really much on what the new FW improves on, however it you're interested, the FW download and instructions on how to re-flash your NOVO8 tablet with the latest firmware can be found after the break. Firmware 20110627 Download here (click on either of the links from the pop-up page to download the zip) Firmware 20110627 installation guide: Before starting with this, make sure you save all important files onto a backup file on another device. Also, the following upgrade can only be done via TF/MicroSD card 1. Extract the firmware package, then open it up and copy the three files to your TF/MicroSD card. 2. Insert the card into the tablet,
We've had plenty of questions asking whether and when we will be selling Ainol's flagship Android device - the NOVO8. We we are happy to inform you that it is finally here and up for purchase at our store front! The impressive NOVO8 is powered by an Amlogic AML8726-M processing chip and has a Mali-400 graphics processor. It has an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 768, and given that the NOVO8 still maintains its PMP qualities, watching videos on this thing will be something worth smiling about. As we've stated on its product page, this device is simply put, one of the most powerful Chinese tablets on the market to date. Check it out over at its MP4Nation product page linked here. Hurry!!!!
As I'm sure you are all now aware of, Ainol have been coming out with with smart PMPs - Android bound players wielding the power of WiFi. They call them the NOVOs - each with their own unique special power screen size shown by the number in their name. This blog is about the NOVO8 - the 8-inch player powered by a Cortex-A9 processor and a Mali-400 3D graphics processor with 512MB of RAM, and sports an Android 2.2 FroYo OS. The NOVO8 also does 1080p video playback, has a resolution of 1280 x 768, has HDMI out and use to only come in white. It now also comes in black. Everything else on the black version is the same as the original white NOVO8. We have the black NOVO5 at our store, and even though white can look great (and in some cases horribly not great), its black shell looks as good as
Vijay here has given us a thorough hands-on of the Ainol V8000HDZ, a quality Ainol player boasting 768p HD video playback and long battery life all on a large and pleasant 7-inch screen with 8GB of internal storage. It runs on the last-generation-yet-still-popular Sochip SC8600 (actually, the Boxchip F15 variant) and is an ideal choice for a budget PMP that can do high quality video playback. The Ainol has a good build quality, but have we really come to expect anything less from the stellar PMP company? What is curious is that Vijay appears to attach little value to the packaging of the Ainol, but with that quality PMP taking centre stage, who else wouldn't?