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Lenovo U1 Pad – Android 2.2 based LePhone OS – Specs Revealed

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Lenovo has pre-launched their U1 Pad Android-2.2-based tablet back in March and will launch the final version probably around June or July this year. We have found out the actual technical specifications of that device which are listed below.

U1 Pad Technical Spec
1 Hardware
Application Processors & System
Processor: QualComm Snapdragon 8650A (1.3GHz, 1.5W, 256K L2 cache, DDR2-266)
OS: based on Android 2.2

Memory & Storage
ROM: DDR2 -667/800MHz,1GB
SLC flash: 512M
iNAND: 16G/32G
SDCard: No

Embedded Peripherals
Screen: 10.1″ 16:10, 1280×800, 24bit
Touch Panel: Multi-touch Panel (not more than four point)
Camera: 2M pixels – Fixed Focus CMOS camera
Keyboard: Docking QWERT Keyboard
Acceleration Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Proximity Sensor GPS: Yes
Control Button: back, menu, home, navigation, volume up/volume down, power
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n,BT2.1(ERD),WCDMA/EVDO

2 Software:
Key Features
Video Player: .rm, .rmvb, .ra, .rv, .wma, .wmv, .asf, .mp3, .mp4,.3gp,.m4a,.m4v , .avi, .mov, .mpg/.mpeg, .wav, .au
Music Player: wma, mp3, wav, aac, amr, ra, ogg, ape
Image Viewer: jpg, png, bmp 和 gif(静态) – Zoom in/out – Full screen
Camera application: Image and video take & playback – Send via mail, mms etc – Save as contact’s portrait
3D: OpenGL ES 2.0

Video Playback: >6h
MP3 Playback: >16h

Chinese: Supported
English: Supported

3 Android
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The G1 and Dev Phone 2 got replaced by the Nexus One as the Official Android Developer Phone

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Well, I actually knew it from the beginning. Google just replaced the official Android developer phone G1 and Dev Phone 2 with their very own Nexus One. This is what Tim just posted:

We’ve always offered unlocked phones for direct sale to registered Android Developers. As of today, the Developer Phone is the Nexus One, at a price of $529. To see the details or order a phone, you need to sign in to your Android developer account and click on the “Development Phones” link.

The Nexus One is a far more advanced phone anyway and therefore, it more suitable for Android app development. I got mine quite a while back and then (unexpectedly) I got a second one at the Android Developer Labs 2010 HK. Anyway, if you are thinking about getting a real phone for app development, I can definitely recommend the Nexus One.

Get it here: