New budget Kogan Agora tablets run Android 4.1

Kogan Agora Mini 8 and Agora 10in Android tablets available now
The Kogan Agora 10in is one of two new Android tablets.

The Kogan Agora 10in is one of two new Android tablets.

Australian manufacturer and online retailer Kogan has today unveiled two new budget Android tablets, both running the 4.1 Jelly Bean version of Google's Android operating system.

The new Kogan Agora Mini 8 and Agora 10in tablets both come with dual core processors and are available in 8GB and 16GB variants. Prices start at $119 and $179, respectively, along with a standard $19 delivery charge to most Australian locations.

Both new Agora tablets feature capacitive touchscreens with a resolution of 1024x768, come with a mini-HDMI port for connecting the device to a high definition television, have a microSD card slot to expand the built-in memory, and include a full-sized USB port.

The back of the Kogan Agora Mini 8 Android tablet.The back of the Kogan Agora Mini 8 Android tablet.

The Agora Mini 8 has a front-facing VGA camera but no rear-facing camera while the larger 10in model comes with a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera.

Kogan's founder and CEO, Ruslan Kogan, said customer feedback from previous Android tablets indicated the devices could have used a speed boost.

"Our previous 10" tablets were a huge success, selling out multiple production runs within days. But there’s always room for improvement."

"People told us they thought the design was great, loved the price, but that they could’ve been just that bit snappier.

"We’ve been able to keep a slim, lightweight, design and retail all the features people want in tablets."

The new Agora tablets have 4300mAh and 8000mAh batteries, respectively, while Kogan says that the included 1GB of RAM and 1.6GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor should provide enough grunt to run most third-party apps without issue.

Kogan sold a 10in Agora tablet back in May last year, but the company exhausted its initial stock allocation in less than four days.

Both the and the Agora 10in Android tablets are available to order now with immediate shipping.

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

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Topics: Kogan Agora, kogan, Kogan Technologies, Android, tablets, Android tablets

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lance sundrich

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An even more impressive new tablet is the Quad Core - Novo 7 Venus which launched last week -- with one reseller - a site called TabletSprint offering this new model for $149 USD --

The Novo 7 Venus is made by Ainol Electronics, which is noted for winning Runner-Up for
"Best Tablet of the Year" at the 2012 international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this new model compares to the Nexus 7 tablet but for considerably less - matching key features, including a Quad Core processor, a 7" high resolution multi-touch 1280x800 IPS screen, 16GB memory, a front camera, Android O/S and Google Play Store preinstalled -- while also offering a number of features the Nexus 7 doesn't - including a 2-megapixel rear camera, a MicroSD memory card slot, an HDMI 1080p port to download and watch movies directly from a tablet on a large screen TV and also project & play video games on to a big screen; plus more ways to connect to the internet, including Ethernet as well as 3G/4G Wireless connection through its USB port with a 3G/4G USB adapter. TabletSprint also includes $25 in Bonus Apps including several popular 3D Games and a Microsoft Office Suite program. Shipping internationally to Australia is $35, but stlll makes a great deal with the budget price of this full-featured tablet.

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