Xoom stands out in a CES sea of Android tablet dreck
Jan 13, 2011, 17:34 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."