Q8

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Q8
Point of view mobii 703 front.jpg
Manufacturer Several
Dimensions 182mm x 121mm x 7mm
Release Date September 2013 (for the Mobii 2013)
Website See AKA section
Specifications
SoC A13 @ 1Ghz
DRAM 512MiB DDR3 @ 360MHz
NAND 4/8GB
Power DC 5V @ 1.5A, 2400mAh 3.7V Li-Ion battery
Features
LCD 800x480 (7" 16:9)
Touchscreen 5-finger capacitive (Silead GSL1680)
Audio 3.5mm headphone plug, built-in microphone.
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Realtek RTL8188ETV)
Storage µSD
USB 1 USB2.0 OTG
Camera 640x480 (VGA) front-facing, Optional rear-facing camera
Other Accelerometer (Manufacturer device FIXME)

A standard A13 based, Q8 style device with separate UART pads.

This motherboard seems to have been used in several rebadges, and will come with different batteries, different cameras, and perhaps different Wifi modules and last but not last, this form factor is used in A23 and A33 tablet.

Contents

Identification

The back of the PCB reads Q8-V12., but google reveals that there are highly similar PCBs where a different name is silkscreened on the backside.

For the Point Of View Mobii 703, you will find, in android, under Settings->About Tablet:

  • Model Number: POV_TAB_P703(V1.0)
  • Build Number: nuclear_evb-eng 4.1.1 JRO03C 201311126 test-keys

The Build string is not helpful, as "nuclear_evb" just means A13 evaluation board.

To properly identify this device, open up the case, detach the motherboard, and look at the printing on the other side.

Sunxi support

Current status

Supported.

Manual build

You can build things for yourself by following our Manual build howto and by choosing from the configurations available below.

U-Boot

Sunxi/Legacy U-Boot

Use the POV_TAB_P703 build target.

Linux Kernel

Sunxi/Legacy Kernel

Use the pov_tab_p703.fex file.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

FEL mode

The Volume+ button triggers FEL mode.

Adding a serial port (voids warranty)

UART pads

Device disassembly

See the Q8 tablet format disassembly page.

Locating the UART

On the back of the mainboard, there are two test pads near the SoC. Solder on some wires according to our UART howto.

Pictures

  • Point Of View Mobii 703 (Board is labelled Q8-V12)

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