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Thursday, March 10, 2011

ViewSonic's Newest Tablet: An Unholy Alliance of Android and Windows 7

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/08/...ad-10-tablet-n/

"If you'll recall, this one's rocking a 10.1-inch touchpanel (1024 x 600), 1.66GHz Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and a version of Android we forgot about in 1994."

Not much to say about this one. You can get it with Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional with 16 or 32 gigabytes of storage. The real kicker is the 1.6 installation of Android. Why? I mean, everyone is two or three iterations on, with Honeycomb being the latest hot thing for tablets. Honestly, unless there is a good technical reason for going with Donut over, at the very least, Froyo, this is just plain dumb. Viewsonic is shooting themselves in the foot here, and I would be surprised if this device gained any traction at all.

Am I way out in left field on this one, or do you agree that this device is doomed to fail?


Monday, November 29, 2010

When is an iPad not an iPad?

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.daniweb.com/reviews/review327951.html

"The iPad, without doubt, energized a genre by pretty much redefining it. Of course, that energy is boosted by competition and nowhere is this stronger than the small army of Android-powered tablets that are now available for the seasonal shopper."

If anyone mentions the word tablet these days, most people will immediately think iPad. Slate tablets have definitely been around a long time, but the recent generation of tablets are unlike anything we have seen. While the iPad continues to dominate, there are many competitors which might be worth your consideration. Based on the reviews and comments from Daniweb, there seems to be many limitations to the current crop of Android tablets, and it may be best to wait for them to start supporting to newer Android OS versions which are much more tablet friendly. These tablets also seem to be lacking support for the Android Market, which pretty much means that that lovely tablet you just bought is likely to offer very little in terms of what you can do with it. If you must go Android though, the Froyo tablets are your best bet as they will give you as close to a full Internet experience as can be had. Otherwise, look towards the Fruit for your tablet needs.


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