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Acer prepping three Gingerbread tablets for early next year

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Acer prepping three Gingerbread tablets for early next year
One Acer executive recently shared that the company won’t mind turning to Android for its tablet plans, but for now a Windows 7 one is in the works, running Microsoft’s touch edition of the OS. Obviously the world’s number three computer manufacturer has deepened the feelings for Google’s finest, as sources now say it plans not one, but three Android Gingerbread tablets for early next year.

Screen sizes will cover the usual suspects at 5”, 7” and 10”, with the five incher poised to be the missing link between a smartphone, and larger tablets. We’ve heard that before, and even seen it well implemented in the Dell Streak, whose voice functionality landed it on AT&T’s portfolio. Acer is probing both Compal and Quanta for building the slates, and still pondering over NVIDIA’s Tegra 2, or the Snapdragon chipset, for powering them.
 
It is not that Acer is planning Android tablets that is newsworthy here – such plans are a dime a dozen these days. The interesting thing is that yet again we are hearing sources from one of the major electronics manufacturers to confirm that Gingerbread will be available soon, and – surprise, surprise – will be tailored to the tablet experience.

via SlashGear

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Android tablet? No thanks, I'll stick with Apple from now on. If the Android tablet runs anything like the Droid it'll be a waste of money.

posted on 14 Sep 2010, 22:20

2. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


Well it could be better because Gingerbread might make a better breakthrough for tablets. But as for the tablets on 2.2, I think that's a waste.

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 09:08

3. remixfa (Posts: 14056; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the droid is not the best android phone out there, so bad comparison. the tech in the tablets are well beyond what the droid offers. I wouldnt call 2.2 a waist. The only "major" tablet thats been announced that runs 2.2 is the Galaxy Tab, which has been promised an upgrade to 3.0. Nothing wrong with striking while the iron is hot, and with the GalaxyS line, the iron is definatly hot.

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