NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke of great things to come for the company at CES 2012 while cross-referencing to a Toyota Corolla as the best-selling vehicle of all time. He shared that just because it is a highly in demand car, not everyone wants or needs one. Huang referenced this with Android tablets because there are now a multitude of sizes, shapes, and specs available. After just four years, Android is close to dominating the world of smartphones and tablets.
Apart from talking about Android per se, NVIDIA also discussed upcoming products, trends and technologies. One of the highly talked about and anticipated products was Google’s latest operating system called, Ice Cream Sandwich. The reason why it is THAT GOOD is because it unifies the difference between a smartphone and a tablet. In fact, saying that 2012 is the Year of the Ice Cream Sandwich is no joke. On a daily basis, Android activations with the OS count up to 700,000. Plus, on Christmas itself, there were 3.7 million activations.
The highlight of the speech (for us), was not all the hype about the ICS. We already knew about those and even gave information on the boost of activations during Christmas. The moment ASUS CEO Jerry Shen walked on stage, we knew we were in for a treat!
Shen talked about an upcoming ASUS ME370T, a 7-inch tablet which will feature NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor and the latest Android OS at only $249. We’re really excited for this because we earlier reported on the rumor that this is the 7-inch Mini Transformer Prime ASUS will be announcing at CES. While it isn’t called that, we’re still pretty psyched about the fact that it’s only $249!
They also announced that the ASUS Transformer Prime tablet is now available with the latest ICS OS.
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Things are going to get pretty interesting in the tablet market this year. Among them….how many law suits can Apple maintain against Android tablet manufacturers at one time? For me, a 7 inch tablet makes the most sense. And with these specs for $ 250, I am ready to buy.
This looks like a great device–checks all the right spec boxes. Love the way they kept the bezel extra narrow on the sides.
But. . . am I the only one that would love to see phone capabilities in this? Add a Bluetooth headset and I’m good–one reason I’m still looking at the Galaxy Note, if they can ever get it compatible with T-Mo’s “4G” or maybe even Sprint. Guess I grew up in a era when a phone the size of a football was normal lol.
Seriously, a phone in something like this with a good docking system and all we need are some top quality productivity apps and it can be a full “desktop” experience for basic users as well as their phone and tablet.
This is an android game changer, for real. Bang for buck, all day.
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