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Default Z8 - omate clone $150 ?

Is this a clone of the Omate?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Weara...815740935.html

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Probably yeah...I won't be surprised if it's 99% TS...
Who cares for backers when you can take the money from 3rd party seller and no one can't do anything about it...

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Omate doesn't make these devices. Pretty much anybody with enough money can buy these from Umeox/Mediatek in bulk and brand them as their own.
 
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Omate doesn't make these devices. Pretty much anybody with enough money can buy these from Umeox/Mediatek in bulk and brand them as their own.
Will the omate, aw...etc custom rom work with the z8? I mean I could try but it would be a waste of 150 bucks.
 
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Omate doesn't make these devices. Pretty much anybody with enough money can buy these from Umeox/Mediatek in bulk and brand them as their own.
This is NOT a X201. This is a low end copycat by a "shanzai" bandit company.
 
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So this was the 1:1 copy you mentioned elsewhere? I didn't examine the images in detail so my mistake. Wonder who they are sourcing the PCBA's through.
 
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So this was the 1:1 copy you mentioned elsewhere? I didn't examine the images in detail so my mistake. Wonder who they are sourcing the PCBA's through.
yes 1:1 copycat of the 512MB+4GB not made by us (Umeox factory) but by a local PCB maker which has copied the circuitry (even the design flaws), it's common in China so we usually add one or two resistors that we actually do not connect to make them lose more time figuring out why we added them. That's the funny part, the problem with the firmware we provide, they can boot it on their units... real bandit work
 
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smart! you should have added more incorrct resistors. To the point wher they burn whole device
 
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Thumbs up MT6572 - Umeox x201??

Could you please clarify...

MT6572 is the chipset used in these units, right?

Umeox x201 is the firmware or stock ROM used on these units?

TrueSmart, Sim Valley AW-414/420, Vapirius AX-3, XTouch are variants of ...?

What other variants are out there?

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x201 is the Umeox model number.


AW-414/TrueSmart prototype sample 512/4 2100



TrueSmart final release 1/8 1900

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