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Acer's Atom-based Android tablet said shipping by July

updated 06:05 am EDT, Tue May 24, 2011

Acer to ship 10-inch Atom-based Android 3.0 tablet

More details have emerged about one of the rumored Atom-based Android 3.1 tablets set to ship from the second half of the year. According to Digitimes, Acer will launch a 10-inch Android tablet on Intel's new Oak Trail platform. The tablet is already being manufactured by Compal and will arrive before the end of July.

Intel has been pushing its new, smaller, more efficient SOC package to vendors by offering discounts and other inducements in order to encourage them to adopt the platform. For some manufactures, this means potentially running three lines of tablet devices. Those based on the more widespread ARM Cortex/Android platform, those running Windows on Intel Atom, and now those running Android on Intel Atom.

The advantage of running Android on Intel's Atom platform is reportedly better performance, but at the same price point. Acer is also evaluating a fourth platform, one that combines Oak Trail with Intel's open source MeeGo OS.

by MacNN Staff



  1. viktorob

    Joined: Dec 1969


    More fire into fragmentation?

    Atom is a x86 based processor, and android was designed for ARM which is RISC. So if there is a Android version for x86, that means that there is going to be different versions for each processor under the same OS?
    Let's wait and see how this come along.

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