Computex 2011

It’s going to be tablet showdown at Computex this year

World’s second largest computer and technology fair Computex is going to start day after tomorrow and what is the hot property this year – Tablets. Manufacturers including Acer, Asus, MSI, Toshiba and HTC are expected to showcase their new Android tablets at this event.

While Asus will announce its products tomorrow, Acer will release new tablets on the day of the opening of Computex. Intel has also stated that over 10 models of the tablets running on its Oak Trail processor will see the day of light in the fair. It is however not sure that how many of these ten will be running on Android.

With the debut of Android 3.1 at Google I/O recently, we will see more and more manufacturers going to Honeycomb finally. Android 3.1 is a much better and more refined release of Honeycomb than Android 3.0, which came preloaded in devices like Motorola Xoom, Acer Iconia Tab A500 and Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has also been missing out on tablets till now and only released one tablet HTC Flyer. Company is expected to announce their first 10 inch Honeycomb tablet Puccini at Computex.

We might also see Lenovo and Toshiba displaying their Honeycomb tablets. Both the companies are yet to release any decent Android tablet in the market, while Lenovo’s LePad was just China only, Toshiba first attempt at Android tablet in the form of Folio was a complete disaster.

According to Computex organizer Taipei Computer Association, there will be around 50 tablets on display at the fair.

So get ready for all the tablet action from Computex, it will run from May 31 to June 4 and we will be bringing all the news to you as usual.


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