Increasingly credible DigitTimes is reporting that MSI are dropping Windows 7 for their Windpad in favor of the mighty green robot. Indeed, Micro-Star International, the Taiwan based computer and components manufacturer, are delaying the WindPad U100 until Q3 of 2011 in favor of Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread. In truth, we might actually see Android 3.5 Honeycomb by Q3 2011, but we’ll see.
The good news for the consumer is that this item will now offer an attractive sub $500 price point and will still provide some of the goodies we enjoy such as HDMI connectivity. The tablet will be still offer a 10.1” display and a couple of USB ports too. If you want to check out the apparently scrupulous source, click here.
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Seriously, I have a Chinese Android tablet, and it sucks. Probably because I’m stupid when it comes to the Android OS, but I like Windows 7 and OS X, so I have an iPad and really like the UI, and I think running Windows with a nice touch frontend would be better. So I hope I can install Windows or Linux on it and not be locked into Android.