Lenovo’s first Android tablet made for the US may run Honeycomb

Like many other companies, China-based Lenovo plans to enter the tablet market. It won’t do it this year, though, as Lenovo waits for Android 3.0 (Hoenycomb) to be launched first.

According to Lenovo USA’s CEO Rory Read (quoted by PC Mag), Android 2.2 Froyo is not “the right base to have a fully functioning pad” – that’s why the company’s first tablet will be out in the US in the summer of 2011 the earliest, after Google releases Android Honeycomb.

By then, the market will be crowded with tablets from RIM, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Acer, and possibly with new iPads, too.

We will also see Windows 7 tablets next year, but PC Mag reports that Lenovo “apparently has no plans to roll out” tablets based on Microsoft’s OS, despite having Windows 7 PCs and touchscreen laptops (like the ThinkPad X201 pictured below).

Like the Android-based Lenovo LePhone – currently available only in China – the first Lenovo Android tablet will reportedly have a name that starts with “Le” (which means happy in Chinese).

Via Engadget

Author: Florin

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