Jan 21 AT 6:01 PM Taylor Wimberly 6 Comments

Viewsonic shows off yet another Android tablet

It feels like everyone wants to make an Android tablet these days, but Google has yet to bless any of these devices. We saw dozens of Android tablets at this year’s CES, which were mainly powered by the Snapdragon and Nvidia Tegra 2 platforms.

The tablets came in all shapes and sizes, but they have one thing in common. Google has yet to certify any of these devices, so they all lacked the Google Android apps that we know and love. In fact from what I was told, Google does not even have a certification process setup for Android tablets yet.

Viewsonic held a press event today in China and showed off their new lineup of gadgets. When most of us think Viewsonic, we picture a computer display, but the company also makes netbooks, mini PCs, and apparently tablets. The VTablet101 is an Android-powered tablet that features a 8.9 inch display, the nVidia Tegra 2 platform, 4 GB of storage, WiFi and Bluetooth. A front facing web cam is also included for video chat.

At this point I’m not really sure I want a tablet if it lacks the Android Market and all the great apps I use every day. Maybe Google is waiting to see what Apple does this month before deciding the fate of Android on tablets.

Via: Engadget

Source: mobile.163.com

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  • Kenny

    I can’t decide if I want a tablet or netbook any comments? I was thing that acer that has xp nd android what’s the word on that? Is it any good?

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      Personally, I’m not going to get a tablet, I want a netbook, particularly because the Google Chrome OS is launching by the end of the year. Of course, Google is still being vague as to how Android and Chrome OS will interact, so who knows.

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    Couldn’t you simply back up the Google apps and use them on a tablet like this? It might not be the most legal thing, but I’m sure it’s a viable solution for the short run. Or, maybe not.

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      Thats what i was thinking because I do have all my system apps on my phone couldnt I just transfer the apk’s over and install them and use them like normal?

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