Android 4.0 Demoed on Creative Jaguar3 Reference Tablet
With Google's Android 4.0 source code made available to developers and companies, we've seen companies such as ASUS demonstrating its performance on the company's upcoming ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor.
Another video has surfaced, this time from Creative's Zii Labs with its Jaguar3 reference tablet as the main attraction. Powered by the company's Zii Labs ZMS-20 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, the video showcases a few features from Android Ice Cream Sandwich, some of which are common to both the tablet and smartphone form factor.
Within the video, we also see how the ZMS-20 chip handles OpenGL graphics and Creative's StemCell Media Acceleration, both of which performed quite smoothly even with a dual-core processor. We might see more impressive results from Creative's quad-core ZMS-40 successor to the ZMS-20 processor, which will be available by Q4 2011.
As the "reference" term implies, Jaguar3 is a blueprint for companies to work on, with the option to customize the tablet's specs according to their requirements. This OEM strategy, which isn't new for Creative, will create more opportunities for Android 4.0 tablets to make its way into markets such as China with ample third party manufacturers to jump in and proliferate the Android OS.