"Google's open source mobile platform Android just surpassed
Apple's iOS in the smartphone operating system market in terms of
sales for the second quarter, and the next big battleground looks
to be the tablet market -- where Android-based mobile devices will
come up against Apple's impressive iPad.
"Right now the only readily available Android tablet is the
Archos 7 Home Tablet, a low cost 7-inch, touchscreen device with no
accelerometer and an outdated resistive touchscreen that lacks the
ability to download and run mobile apps from the Android
"But all that is about to change as a whole raft of new Android
tablet devices hit the market in the coming weeks. Here are the top
5, not in any order, that are due to launch, plus a few more that
have been announced but about which relatively little has been
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