Motorola 10-inch Android tablet to be Google’s pet project?

August 19, 2010, By Thomas Antony

The upcoming rumored Motorola 10inch Android tablet ( with an unusual TV feature ), may have direct involvement by Google in its design and development and may be Google’s next flagship device. According Digitimes Research analyst Mingchi Kuo, the tablet project will be similar to the T-Mobile G1, where Google was directly responsible for designing the hardware and insisted on loading vanilla Android OS on the device. It could also be a representative of the capabilities of the Android 3.0 OS.

The tablet is supposedly gonna be powered by NVIDIA’s dual core Tegra 250 processor, with a thin display made by Sharp. The display is not going to be as bright as the one from LG that is used in the iPad, but would be thinner. Verizon is supposed to be the official carrier for the device. The tablet is expected to go into production by the end of 2010 with an expected launch in 2011.

One of the special features of the Motorola tablet would be integrated support for Verizon FiOS TV. On the other hand, an official Chrome OS tablet from HTC is also supposed to be releasing on November 26 on Verizon.

Android has succeeded in overtaking Apple devices on the smartphone market. However it may face a tougher competitor in the iPad. Android presence is virtually non-existent in the tablet market, other than a few cheap Chinese tablet devices. Apple will already have sold several million iPads by the time either of the above tablets launch.

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