Allwinner surprised us nicely while we have been at Linux Con they sent us 10 samples of their super duper new A80 Octa core processor.
I hate when Marketing in some companies start mixing dreams with realities and announce chips while they even are not in the pipeline 🙂
Allwinner announced this chip in February, then promised samples to be shipped in May, June, August, September, well they finally sent 10 in October 🙂
The reason we still do not see mass production of devices with A80 can be guess after reading CNX-Software blog . The firmware performance is still far away from stable and exploiting all features this chip can offer.
From Allwinner were kind enough to send some samples to Linux-Sunxi community.
We are almost complete with our A80 design so soon we will have more update.