Acer and Motorola Have Eyes on Gingerbread for Tablet

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Android tablets worth buying haven’t hit the market yet, so we are forced to wait on top manufacturers to bring us something that’s worth a damn. The latest development going down now is that Acer and Motorola are working on bringing a little more to the table. Gingerbread anyone? According to Digitimes, Acer has decided to wait another quarter until they can throw Android 3.0 in their device instead of shipping them early with Froyo. Acer’s original plan was to launch their ARM/Android-based tablet in Q4 of 2010 but since Google is expected to introduce Android 3.0 in Q4, they are willing to hold off until Q1 2011.

We all know that according to Verizon’s leaked roadmap, Motorola is clearly working on a tablet, but are they willing to wait the same length of time? According to Digitimes Research senior analyst Mingchi Kuo, Motorola’s tablet will feature the Tegra 2 platform from Nvidia and a 10.1-inch panel supplied by Sharp and will be available for mass production by the end of 2010. Sounds good right? One thing to keep in mind here is, just because Motorola could possibly be holding out for a later release doesn’t mean that they’re only working on just one tablet. The leaked Verizon roadmap suggested that a Motorola MZ600 (Stingray) tablet could be gearing up for a November launch, who’s to say that this is the same tablet?

Via: Digitimes 1, 2

Would you want an upgradeable tablet soon or wait for Android 3.0 to ship on the device?

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  • http://myspace.com/djjesterpezz jesterdroid

    If an upgrade to gingerbread is in the horizon for 2011 Q1 I would totally get it and use till the update. No reason to hold back, I think froyo would be a good starting point for tablets. Especially taking motorolas experience with UI (ex: motoblur) I’m sure they could do a much better job tablet-wise than dell with their 1.6 donut Streak device. Just saying.

  • http://myspace.com/djjesterpezz jesterdroid

    If an upgrade to gingerbread is in the horizon for 2011 Q1 I would totally get it and use till the update. No reason to hold back, I think froyo would be a good starting point for tablets. Especially taking motorolas experience with UI (ex: motoblur) I’m sure they could do a much better job tablet-wise than dell with their 1.6 donut Streak device. Just saying.

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