Motorola Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with 2048 x 1536 screen coming this year?
Here’s a very interesting rumor for those looking forward to buying a new Android tablet: Motorola may prepare the launch of a 10-inch tablet with a 2048 x 1536 display resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio.
According to Fudzilla, the new tablet will come with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and might be released before the end of this year. Reportedly, prototypes of the tablet are already in testing, and an anonymous source informed Fudzilla that the device is thinner than the Moto Xoom (the world’s first Android Honeycomb tablet, pictured below).
This new tablet may be the Xoom 2 of which we’ve heard not long ago, since I don’t think Motorola wants to ditch the Xoom brand.
Now, back to that 2048 x 1536 screen resolution. This would certainly need a very powerful processor, and a very powerful GPU. But let’s not forget that Nvidia showcased its Kal-El quad-core processor and 12-core GPU back in February, informing us that tablets using them would arrive later this year. So, a quad-core Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with a 2048 x 1536 display? Yes, please.
It’s said that Apple plans the release of a new iPad with the same 2048 x 1536 screen resolution, which may be called iPad HD. It makes sense for Google to want an Android tablet that can compete with that, doesn’t it?