Ainol Novo 8 Dream F1 tablet makes a change from all the iPad mini clones

Ainol are back with a new quad-core Android tablet named the Ainol Novo 8 Dream F1, which while a little long in the name department makes for a great alternative to the hundreds of iPad mini clones on sale.

If you are in the market for an easy to handle Chinese Android tablet, you have more than likely had a good look at all the great looking iPad mini clones which are flooding the market. While many of these clones do look great, it is sometimes nice to go for something different like this Ainol model.

As many of you will be quick to point out, the Novo 8 Dream F1 still looks remarkably similar to Apples tiny tablet, however the bezels are much thicker on the edges and overall screen size is more generous at 8-inches.

Gizchina News of the week

Under the body there is a Actions ATM029 ARM A9 1.5Ghz Quad-core processor, a Vivante GC1000 GPC, 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. There is also room for up to a 32GB SD card and built-in mini USB ports, Mini HDMI and a 3.5mm head phone jack.

ainol novo dream 8 f1 tablet

Pricing is on par with the current range of iPad mini clones to at just $150! Out only gripe is that it comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as standard, however a 4.2 update is in the works.

Check out the full details at

Previous Xiaocai G6, Xiaomi M2s clone, white version spotted.
Next Micromax A115 Canvas 3D on sale in India


  1. Fran
    April 29, 2013

    Can it use Ipad mini cases?

    • AndyS
      April 30, 2013

      The new Dream offers a nice features but a major drawback is No Bluetooth – I’d wait two weeks for the new Ainol Novo 8 tablet Discovery – which comes with Bluetooth and a better processor, an Allwinner A31 Quad Core A7 with a PowerVR SGX544 8 Core GPU —

      One of the first I’ve seen sellers to offer the new Novo 8 Discovery is a site call TabletSprint — offering the Discovery for $159, and they add in a few quality Bonus Apps, including an Office Suite App; and Shadowgun, one of the most popular 3D Games on Android.

  2. Freeje
    April 30, 2013

    They still stuck with the ATM7029 CPU. It’s slower than the Rock 3066 dual core chip! The Hyundai T7 is better.

  3. April 30, 2013

    still fighting with firmware of ainol spark

  4. April 30, 2013

    I’m big fan for Ainol build quality. It always nice, not looking too cheap. Yes the chip were unknown and underpower (ATM quad-core = others dual core)

  5. Robbie
    April 30, 2013

    Ainol, GET RID of that shitty ATM029 cpu and Vivante GC1000 gpu!!! Until that time, I will not purchase a new tablet from you… (btw: I use Novo7 Crystal and Novo10 Hero,they are good)

  6. Jason
    April 30, 2013

    sponsered post…..

    • darkwing
      April 30, 2013

      Aren’t all posts sponsored?

  7. Mateus
    April 30, 2013

    It’s almost fun…. when there isn’t anyone whining about not having store indications, there is someone complaining about “sponsors”…