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How the Android stole Christmas; a holiday tale of no tablets

Dec 22, 2010, 13:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Smith)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"During CES 2010 we saw prototypes of a heck of a lot of Android tablets, a good number of which were based on Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset. 2010 was going to be the Year of the Tablet and we'd soon see a deluge of Android models hitting the market. Those were heady days for Android fans.

"With two weeks left in the year, we're still waiting for that deluge to hit. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict it isn't going to happen. But just wait until next year!

"According to a blog post at Barron's, Citigroup has done research that suggests that Samsung has placed a sizable order for Tegra 2 chips for the first half of 2011. These chips are destined for both smartphones and tablets. Citigroup's Eric Yeung says that Tegra 2 is going to be a 'reference design' for Android Honeycomb, the first version of Android that Google claims is suitable for tablet use."

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