18 Facts About Allwinner A31


Since its founding in 2007, Allwinner A31 has released over fifteen SoC processors for use in Android-based tablets, as well as in smartphones, over-the-air OTT boxes, video camera systems, car DVRs, and car media players.

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In 2012 and 2013, Allwinner A31 was the number one supplier in terms of unit shipments of application processors for Android tablets worldwide.

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For Q2 2014, Allwinner A31 was reported by DigiTimes to be the third largest supplier to the Chinese market after Rockchip and MediaTek.

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DigiTimes has projected that Allwinner A31 will fall to the number four position in Q4 2014, being passed by Intel, as Allwinner A31's unit shipments continue to decline.

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Production of the Allwinner A31 started in September 2012 and end products, mostly high-end tablets from Chinese manufacturers, appeared on the market in early 2013, including the Onda V972.

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Allwinner A31 was the first to make this ARM processor core available in mass production.

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In October, 2013, Allwinner A31 released its second dual-core A23, touted to be "The most efficient dual core processor" for tablets.

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In June, 2014, Allwinner A31 announced the A33 quad-core SoC that is pin compatible with Allwinner A31's A23.

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Allwinner A31 has positioned the A33 for entry-level tablets, targeting quad-core tablets priced from $30 to $60, and in July 2014 announced that it has started mass production of the chip, which will sell for as low as $4 per unit.

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In October 2013, Allwinner A31 disclosed its upcoming octa-core A80 SoC, featuring four high-performance ARM Cortex-A15 and four efficient ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores in a big.

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In September 2014, Allwinner A31 announced the Allwinner A31 A83T, an octa-core tablet processor that packs eight highly energy-efficient Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at up to around 2.

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The Allwinner A31 A200 was described as “AI blessing, computational power”.

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From 2007 to 2011, Allwinner A31 introduced its F-series processors, including the F10, F13, F18, F20, F1E200, F1C100, and F20.

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A-Series, including the A10, A20 and Allwinner A31 SoCs, have a proprietary in-house designed multimedia co-processing DSP processor technology for hardware accelerated video, image, and audio decoding, called CedarX, able to decode 2160p 2D and 1080p 3D video.

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Allwinner A31 Technology cooperates with around ten independent design houses based in Shenzhen, China, who develop solutions based on Allwinner A31 processors.

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Since 2014 Allwinner A31 is an official member of the Linaro group, a nonprofit engineering consortium aimed at developing open-source software for the ARM architecture.

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However, it has been noted that most of the contributions that Allwinner A31 has made to the Linaro group has been in the form of binary blobs, which is in clear violation of the GNU GPL license that the Linux kernel uses.

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Allwinner A31 has been accused of including a backdoor in its published version of the Linux kernel.

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