The Android-powered Cubieboard first hit the streets late last year at a $49 price point. The original iteration of the board was powered by the versatile and ubiquitous Allwinner A10 ARM-Cortex A8 processor we've all become familiar with over the past few months.
Android tablets are finally hitting even lower price points than originally anticipated, with a dual-core Jelly Bean device weighing in at approximately $60.
The Allwinner A20 can best be described as a dual-core, ARM Cortex-A7 processor paired with Mali 400 graphics.
ARM has confirmed a significant increase in the use of its stalwart Mali GPU which reached more than 150 million processors in 2012 - with licensing jumping by some 30% in 2012 across the smartphone, tablet and graphic-enabled Digital TV (DTV) markets.
Samsung's Exynos 5 SoC is built around ARM's dual-core Cortex-A15 MPCore chip design, as well as ARM's quad-core Mali-T604 GPU.
China-based InfoTMIC recently introduced an ARM-based SoC that has apparently been tapped to drive entry-level Android tablets priced at approximately $50.
Chinese processor manufacturer Rockchip remains on track to launch its RK3188 quad-core SoC in February. The chip - manufactured using 28nm HKMG process technology - is built around an ARM Cortex-A9 design clocked at 1.8-2.0 GHz.
China-based chip manufacturer Allwinner recently introduced two new processors: the dual-core A20 and the quad-core A31.
The MK802 Android PC-on-a-stick series has been quite successful thus far, with a recently upgraded version of the device boasting an Allwinner A10 processor, multiple USB ports and a full size HDMI port.
ARM has debuted its second-gen ARM Mali-T600 GPU lineup at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles.
ARM and LG have clinched a new licensing agreement that will offer the latter company access to the Cortex-A15 MPCore, Cortex-A9 MPCore, Mali T604 GPU and CoreLink interconnect.
ARM has introduced a next-gen Mali GPU that offers up to a 5x performance increase over current Mali graphics processors.
Is your gaming console powered by a Mali-based GPU? No? Well, perhaps one day it will be.