More rumors about Motorola’s and Acer’s Android tablets
By now, almost everyone (everyone interested in Android, anyway) knows that Motorola is readying the release of an Android 3.0 Gingerbread tablet via Verizon Wireless.
While other companies will also enter the tablet market with the help of Android, Digitimes Research has it that Motorola will be Google’s “priority choice” when it comes to tablets – in a way being what HTC was for Google when the G1 / Dream was released.
Moto’s first tablet – called Stingray, maybe – is expected to be available at Verizon in the US before the end of 2010. According to Digitimes, the tablet’s 10 inch display will be supplied by Sharp, having “a lower brightness than that of Apple’s iPad.” Based on an Nvidia Tegra 2 platform, the tablet should be shipped in more than 2 million units in 2011.
Unsurprisingly (in the light of the comparison with the launch of the HTC G1), it’s said that Google has “been heavily involved in setting the specifications of the Android 3.0 Motorola tablet, including its user interface to ensure a good user experience.”
Moto aside, we also have some info (accurate or not – that remains to be seen) on Acer’s tablet efforts. Reportedly, the first Acer Android tablet could be “delayed to the first quarter of 2011.” That’s because Acer wants to wait for Android 3.0 Gingerbread to be released (this should happen in Q4 this year – naturally at the same time with the launch of Motot’s tablet) and only then start to manufacture its tablet.