Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Amazon rumored with 'entire family' of Android tablets

updated 04:25 pm EDT, Fri May 13, 2011

Amazon may show multiple Android tablets

Amazon's tablet plans could include more than one model at the same time. A "trustworthy" source immediately familiar with the project said Friday that an "entire family" of tablets was coming. Android and Me also understood that Pixel Qi's outdoor-friendly 3qi displays were candidates and that the software side had been contracted out to an "embedded systems company" using the most recent version Android by the time the tablets are ready.

Whether that meant Android 3.0, 3.1, or Ice Cream Sandwich wasn't determined. Google is supposedly working directly with Amazon, which might imply a device closer to stock Android than a heavily customized tablet like the Nook Color.

A chance exists that all of the models could be due in the summer. Earlier tips had at least one tablet designed by Samsung and made by Quanta.

Amazon has long claimed publicly that it's focused on reading and saw its CEO Jeff Bezos imply that the Kindle would stay even if tablets arrived. The launch of its own app store and encroachments by iPads on e-reading may have pushed the company to make its own Android hardware and keep a share of the tablet market.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a fort ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News