Ever since the launch of Apple’s iPad this year, almost all technology companies are jumping on to the tablet bandwagon.Android has emerged as one of the popular operating system (OS) to power tablet computers. Anroid is Google’s open source operating system which is the platform for many tablets trying to compete with the iPad. Here are some new and upcoming Anroid Tablet Computers.
Cisco Cius- Aimed at the business user community, this detachable tablet has a 7-inch touch screen, front facing HD camera 720p. It supports 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G for connectivity and weighs 1.14 Lbs. It also features a 5 MP camera on the rear side, Bluetooth, Micro-USB port and 8 hours of battery life. Cisco Cius is expected to ship in early 2011 and expected to be priced under $1000.
Dell Streak – PC maker Dell has unveiled its Tablet PC called Streak, just a few days before iPad’s global launch. It has a 5-inch WVGA screen with multi-touch display. Streak has a smaller screen than Apple iPad. Streak is expected to launch with Android 1.6. Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon ARM-based processor will power this tablet. Streak will come with 2GB of internal memory, expandable MicroSD (up to 32GB), 5MP high-resolution auto-focus camera (rear end), and a front facing camera, with dual LED flash. This device is expected to be priced cheaper than Apple iPad. (Read Apple iPad vs Streak.)
Acer Tablet – Per reports, Acer will be launching two Android-based tablets, 7-inch and 10-inch by the end of 2010. These tablets will run on Anroid 2.2 release, powered by an ARM processor, will have built-in capabilities for multimedia entertainment and feature support for Adobe Flash. No details on the price are available yet.
Asus Eee Pad – Asus is getting ready to come up with an Android tablet (EP101TC), planned to be launched in 2011. It will feature 10-inch touchscreen display, with a 12.2mm thickness and weighs 1.48 Lbs. It is expected to be priced between $400 and $500.
LG Tablet – LG’s Android tablet will be branded along with the company’s Optimus Series of Android smartphones. The company hasn’t named it’s tablet and plans to launch by the end of the year 2010.
Samsung Tablet – Market experts believe that Samsung Tablet is going to be the first Android tablet to hit the market, in this quarter. Tablet will have a 7-inch display, smaller than the 9.7-inch screen on the iPad. Further details of the tablet are not made available by the company.
MSI WindPad 110 – Taiwan-based MSI too unveiled its Android-based laptop at this year’s Computex. MSI WindPad 110 is powered by Android 2.1 and Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset. The tablet sports a 10 inch capacitive touchscreen display and comes with a USB port for peripheral access, and video-out capability.
Other features include a Webcam, two USB 2.0 ports, Wi-Fi and 3G wireless and HDMI high-definition video output.
Notion Ink Adam – It will be on Android platform. Adam will be launching with Google Android 2.2. The tablet will see a quick OS upgrade a few months after the newer release. Notion Ink Adam will run on Nvidia Tegra Chipset and comes with two types of full HD compliance screens, one LCD and one Dual Mode Pixel QI. HDMI port, 180 degree Swivel Camera, integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth are other standard features of this upcoming Anroid tablet.
Archos 5 Internet Tablet, is already there in the market. The tablet features a solid-state 60GB storage and is powered by 800Mhz mobile processor. It comes with a 4.8-inch touchscreen (800 px wide), 3.5mm socket, Bluetooth, dock, micro USB, Wi-Fi. It costs approximately $900.