Please be aware that this is essentially a Google TV set-top device, not a full Android ICS/4.0 phone-that-can't-do-calls. That means it cannot run most Android phone/tablet apps - there are only a limited number specifically developed for the Google TV platform. See how impressed Logitech was with Google's efforts to support Google TV: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/12 ... v-20111112
("Logitech calls Google TV a 'mistake,' stops making set-top boxes" - not exactly a ringing endorsement, is it? ): ).
This has yet-another ARM CPU with yet-another GPU (only 27 million polygons/second compared with the Pi's 40 million) that I'm going to go out on a limb and predict has very little in the way of driver support, similar to the situation the Pi is in for similar reasons - no one is paying for software development needed that's unique to this platform. At least it's a Coretex processor, so, it's not quite as dead-end as the Pi ARM11v6, with respect to being able to run the current Ubuntu, for starters. Not sure how you would get Ubuntu fully running with typical peripherals beyond a keyboard and a mouse if the driver problem is as ubiquitous as it seems to be with most ARM-based devices. Then, there's the GPU - how are the APIs implemented and what higher-level libraries above GLES have been integrated, if any? I can tell you just from brief experience with the Pi that it takes a lot of work to port things from non-GLES 2.0 implementations to GLES 2.0, and I foresee the same for the AllWinner A10. Then there's the claim it supports 2160p - really? Just how would one disprove that with a typical 1080p display? It doesn't appear that you can get sound out of this without an HDMI display, which could become inconvenient in a portable setup.
The 1.2 GHz CPU is nice (adding the 400 MHz GPU clock speed to get to 1.5 GHz is outright deceptive, however), along with the 512 MB of RAM, micro-SD slot, 802.11g WiFi, and case-enclosed, thumb-drive-like form factor. I wouldn't toss it if someone accidentally stuffed my stocking with one. I do wonder how much power is available for the single USB port - will it require a powered hub for more than just a low-end keyboard?
What is it with Chinese sites that never have a native English speaker look at what must be a Google Translate direct conversion from Chinese? No, I take that back - Google Translate would do a much better job than whatever produced the awful vendor description of this product. At least we can understand what the Foundation is telling us about the Pi - but, maybe the Pi English product description is just as much of a mystery to the Chinese if an automatic translator is used
The best things in life aren't things ... but, a Pi comes pretty darned close!
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -- W.B. Yeats
In theory, theory & practice are the same - in practice, they aren't!!!