MIPS sells Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ tablet for $125 in India
In India it is priced at Rs. 6999 (approximately $125).
The Karbonn Smart Tab 1 tablet uses the MIPS-Based JZ4770 system-on-chip device from Ingenic. It runs the Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ operating system. An upgrade to Android 4.1 will be available to customers who purchased this earlier version of the tablet.
“With its unmatched combination of high performance and ultra-low power consumption, the MIPS-based Ingenic SoC was a natural choice for our new tablet,” said Pradeep Jain, managing director, Karbonn Mobiles.
“We intend to be the leading marketer in the Indian tablet market wherein we wish to reach up to 200 thousand units per month by focusing on enterprise business solutions segmentation, education, healthcare, hospitality and next-generation business verticals,” said Jain.
“The JZ4770 SoC leverages the simplicity and elegance of the MIPS architecture, and features extremely low power consumption, 1.2GHz performance, and a high level of functional integration. Millions of tablets are already shipping around the globe based on our design,” said Qiang Liu, chairman and CEO of Ingenic Semiconductor.
“Working closely with Ingenic and its OEMs, we are seeing increasing success for the MIPS architecture in tablets, especially in emerging markets such as China, Indonesia and now India,” said Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies.
“After joining with Ingenic to announce the world’s first Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ tablet in December, we have achieved numerous additional tablet design wins,” said Intrater.
According to a recent ABI Research study, the Indian media tablet market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 71% from 2011 to 2017.
Karbonn Mobiles is a joint venture between Delhi-based Jaina Group and Bangalore based UTL Group.