Looks like the Android Tablet is here, or close to a release date anyhow.
This week at San Francisco's Web 2.0 Expo 2010 the Newest Android Mobile Device poked it's head up. Just about everyone who attended has published video and blog posts about the tablet, but we need to give the guys over at Zedomax Credit Sense we where not their here what they had to say.
"(Sorry, Apple, no free lunch for you at Adobe’s booth this time!)
Upon closer look, I found Adobe had one of the Google Android Tablet prototype running Android OS 2.1 (I believe).
The Google Android Tablet was in its real “prototype” shape with acrylic used as its enclosure.
The best part about the Google Android Tablet?
It runs Adobe’s Flash and Air apps flawlessly. That was the first time I saw Adobe’s Air apps running on a tablet and totally impressed by how it ran. And now I can understand why Apple wants to ban Flash and other Adobe products completely from their iPhones and iPads, because it’s rather incredible technology.
The prototype that was demo-ed at the Web 2.0 Expo show was showing the current workings of the Wired magazine’s Google Tablet app. Certainly, it looks like Google Android tablet will make a big impact on worldwide tablet sales.
I, for one, want to get one of these over an iPad, simply because I need the choice of having “flash” on my tablet computer. What’s the point of carry a 10-inch slab of technology if it doesn’t give you the best of both worlds?
According to Mike at Adobe, there will be a slew of Android Tablets at the end of this year (maybe November/December) that will flood the iPad market. Although Mike couldn’t tell me which companies were working on this (other than NVidia), it seemed to me that like a LOT of companies will be launching various different versions of the Android Multi-touch tablets at the end of this year.
For those of you who have successfully held out on buying on iPad, it might be a smart idea to wait until the Android multi-touch tablets come out to the market as they will probably cheaper plus you will be able to use Adobe’s flash and air applications. This certainly means that you could possibly use all your regular desktop Adobe air applications (such as Twitter clients) right on the new Android Tablet device."