When it comes to boot times, faster is better, and getting a full restart down to a mere 8-seconds is much better than what many devices have seen before. Sure, this is being demoed for Chromium OS — the open source version of Google's ChomeOS — but also for Android tablets and that's some pretty impressive stuff. From the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014:

Rockchip shows RK3288 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 in Tablets, booting Chrome OS (named Chromium OS when not Google certified), playing back H265 4K 60fp HDMI 2.0 10bit, extremely fast Mali-T764 GPU, mass production starts next month.

There's a ton of geeky details in the video so give it a watch and then join me in dreaming about just how powerful our mobile devices are going to be in a few months/years. Because it looks like we still ain't seen anything yet!

Source: ArmDevices.net


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Android tablets get 8-second boot in Rockchip RK32288 demo


My Fedora Linux laptop boots in 5 seconds (all the way to X). Still blows me away. I wish my Nexus 10 would boot a lot faster.... but I tend to just leave that on all the time.

I don't think I have actually timed it, like I have my desktops and laptops. I would estimate about 45 seconds?

OK, I timed it today. The N10 takes about 65 seconds to boot to the lock screen. It is really slow and not really finished booting for another 15 or so seconds after that.

Rene in Android Central? He does excellent articles over at iMore. Recommend checking it out.

Nexus 5...enough said

Remember, they're doing the whole "cross-contamination" experiment, to get news out as soon as it hits Mobile Nations.

And, +1. Rene does excellent write-ups, period.

Not all "bloatware" affects the start-up (boot) times of a device. Only some of the pre-installed programs run at boot.

Wondering what's the s5's boot time...
It booted blazingly fast....

When you really run shit, you don't have to talk about it....

Who actually turns devices all the way off though? I mean, the only time I turn my tablet off is if it's going to be stowed for a good while, otherwise it'll be in standby for a long time. Even my MBA, I don't ever really turn it off.. just close the lid and let it sleep.