Android moves, and a lot. Every day we see new phone models and smartphones that you have been revolutionizing the market, but we cannot forget that for several months now Android covers another world too, that of tablets. And not only from Motorola XoomSamsung Galaxy Tab and Asus EEE transformer man lives, there are many more models, of which we hear through offers of operators, but many others who have just arrived or are yet to arrive we do not even see them in paint. That's why we collect today three models of Android tablets that have caught our attention. But very attentive, because two of them are not entirely Android, and yet they have passed the cut and arrived here. Tablets not Android in Android Free? Have we gone crazy? No, we already were, but read on to see what this is about.
TabCo, Fusion Garage and JooJoo
Well here we go with a real Android soap opera, in which it is not easy not to make a good mess. Maybe the company sounds to you TabCo, which has been doing viral advertising for a few months about new tablets that are going to go on the market, focusing especially on a new assumption OS. Although everything smelled like Android from kilometers away TabCo insisted that it was going to be something totally new. As it turns out, TabCo just confirmed that they themselves are Fusion Garage, the manufacturers of JooJoo, a tablet that came out last year and he had no success. And indeed, they have confirmed that TabCo tablets will use Android, at least as the basis for their "operating system."
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After the failure they had with JooJoo Maybe spending time on reinventing Android is not the best way to get a new tablet, although I always like to be cautious in these cases and wait to see how it works. The case is that soon these two devices will be available and we can really see what they are and how they work.
This idea is something I've been thinking about for a long time. The tablets are increasingly similar devices to laptops, and many of us have two operating systems installed in these, according to the use that we are going to give them at all times. Why not do this with a tablet? Well ViewSonic has considered it the same and that is what his future model will do ViewPad 10 Pro, being able to boot Android 2.3 Gingerbread (a pity that is not Honeycomb) and Windows 7. Okay, I say a shame that is not Honeycomb, but keep in mind that ViewPad already had tablets with dual-boot, and they carried Android 1.6, so it is very good news.
The features of this tablet have a processor Intel Atom Z670 1.6GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal memory and a 10.1 ? screen. The 16GB will cost $ 599 and the 32GB $ 699.
Of course It is not a super tablet revolution, and many of us will prefer Honeycomb with a dual-core processor, but it is certainly a very interesting idea that can gradually be made hollow in the market and surprise us with interesting things.
Sharp and his tablet with Honeycomb
And if there is a step that the tablets have to take to mature and that they are taken seriously is introduce Honeycomb as Android version to mount. The manufacturers that have done so are already considered as the top of range, because it seems that this is the definitive step to take. And now you sign up for this group Sharp, with a future model of which we know little, since we are missing the departure date and the price, although we know the characteristics, very powerful, and as we said will carry Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
This Sharp model will have a nVidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 2MP front camera and 5MP rear camera, 8GB of internal memory (which may be somewhat short) and a resolution of 1024 × 600 in what, assuming, will be a 10.1 ? screen.
This release is something I look forward to, since a tablet of these characteristics at a competitive price by Sharp you could become a tough rival for the current top of the range in Android tablets. We'll see what happens.