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CES 2011: The Tablet Reboot

CES 2011: The Tablet Reboot

We're having a do-over. 2010 was meant to be the year of the tablet, but it turned out to be something of a flop unless you love iOS. Predictions that we'd see dozens of Android slates turned out to be only partially true: yes, there were tablets a-plenty, but recognizable brand names were generally absent and the flush of OEM models seldom made it onto store shelves. Samsung pushed ahead with the Galaxy Tab, and succeeded in showing us that, while there's room for more than just the iPad on the market, you really need to have a team of software engineers on hand to fettle Android in order to claim your place.

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Tablets: A Prescription for Confusion

Tablets: A Prescription for Confusion

"It appears to be just a handful of credible entrants" said Apple CEO Steve Jobs on iPad rivals, "not exactly an avalanche." It's certainly been a shaky few weeks for tablets in general; while Apple's slate can apparently do little wrong, contributing nicely to another record financial quarter for the Cupertino company, the rest of the market is looking deeply troubled. Qualms over platforms, sizes, pricing and usability have all come to a head over the past seven days, leaving manufacturers looking almost as confused as the would-be consumers.

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Android 3.0 tablets sampling Dec 2010; challenging Steve Jobs at CES 2011

Android 3.0 tablets sampling Dec 2010; challenging Steve Jobs at CES 2011

When Google told manufacturers they might want to wait for Android 3.0 Gingerbread - a fact Steve Jobs gleefully picked up on in yesterday's rant - for their tablets, it seems they weren't expecting them to hold off for long.  According to DigiTimes' sources at notebook manufacturers, Android 3.0 tablet engineering samples are expected show up in December, ahead of multiple product launches at CES 2011 including a Gingerbread version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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