Arnova 8 G2 is an Android tablet with 8 inch display that runs Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread operating system. Powered by a single core Rockchip 2918 1GHz processor, it features a very capable Vivante GC800 GPU and 8GB flash storage which is expandable via micro SD card slot.
Other specs include 800 x 600 pixel resolution, capacitive display type and 0.3 mega pixel front camera. There is no Android market, GPS, HDMI or Bluetooth. That said, G2 is a big upgrade over the first generation Arnova 8 tablet. A series of tests were carried out by folks at arctablet. Before we get on to that, here are the hardware differences:
*) Processor – Arnova 8 G2 has Vivante Corporation GC800 processor (based on Rockchip RK2918) clocked at 1GHz. The G1 has Rockchip RK2818 that runs at 600MHz.
*) System memory – G2: 512MB. G1: 256MB
*) OS – G2 runs Android 2.3. G1 comes with Android 2.1
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Now, let us talk in terms of benchmarks. As you can see, the Rockchip RK2918 completely decimated the Rockchip RK2818 in the Quadrant.
The ArcTools benchmark test allows you to measure read and write speed. In the read test, G2 beat the G1 by a long shot. This is chiefly due to the fact that G2 uses Class 4 type memory. G1 uses Class 2 which is the main reason why latter scored so low.
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