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Xoom stands out in a CES sea of Android tablet dreck

Jan 13, 2011, 17:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Between 51 and 75 tablets appeared at CES, depending on different reports, with most running Android, but few offering the tablet-optimized Android 3.0. Here, we sum up our tablet coverage and survey CES tablet analysis from the blogosphere, which tends to agree on two points: the Motorola Xoom stole the show, and most of the other Android tablets were DOA.

"Last week LinuxDevices covered most of the major Android tablet announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with the help of our on-the-scene colleagues at eWEEK. Many other tablets were announced or previewed at the event, however, and have so far received less press coverage.

"Of these, many are unlikely to reach market, and others will disappear soon after they do. Yet cumulatively, they all add to Android's slow ascent against the mighty Apple iPad -- that is if they don't utterly stain Android's reputation as a tablet OS and ensure a long dominion for the iPad."

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