The $140 Skypad Alpha 2 gets beta Android 4.0 update


A beta build of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was just rolled out to owners of the $140 Skytex Skypad Alpha 2 tablet. Making this a great little tablet for the money. Without question it is one of the most affordable Android 4.0 tablets available. The budget friendly tablet is powered by a Cortex A8 1.2 GHZ Multi-Core processor, a dedicated GPU and 5128MB of RAM. The 7 inch display features  a resolution of 800 x 480 and supports 5-point multitouch . Other features of the Skytex Alpha 2 tablet include a HDMI port that supports not only full 1080p playback, but also stereoscopic 3D video playback on a proper external display. It has 802.11b/g/n/ WiFi for connectivity and uses a 3000mAH battery which provides up to 6 hours of continuous use.

Skytex plans to release an official Android 4.0 software update in the next few weeks. The beta software that’s currently available may still have a few bugs, and certain apps including Netflix, Adobe Flash Player and HBO Go do not work with this beta update. However Android Market access is included with this update.


The Skypad Alpha 2 is available from Amazon here for $140