Ready for a Tegra 2 Android Honeycomb Tablet to start the new year? At CES 2011 Tegra 2 Android Tablets are expected to highlight the show, bringing the next-gen chipset poised to raise the tablet standard.
The Nvidia Tegra 2 processor was first announced at CES 2010 and over the course of the last 11 months manufacturers have had more than enough time to make friends with the chipset. Rumored manufacturers who have received Tegra 2 orders include Asustek Computer, Acer and Toshiba as well as mobile orders from Motorola, LG and HTC.
At this point we’ve heard word that the LG Optimus PAD purportedly packs the Tegra 2 as well the Motorola Motopad, a tablet Google fully endorses. A HTC device is also expected, bringing a minimum of three Tegra 2 Android tablets for CES 2011. As the saying goes, when it rains it pours and that is exactly what DigiTimes expects to see come January.
All three of these Tegra 2 tablets will run Android Honeycomb. Honeycomb is often referred to as Android 3.0, a title once reserved for Android Gingerbread. When these tablets take center stage at CES, it is expected they’ll start shipping in the first half of 2011.
Assuming all the manufacturers who are ordering Tegra 2 chipsets receive adequate supply, you’d be safe to assume announcements for no less than six tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the blockbuster this holiday season, but we don’t expect the honeymoon to last long with January being but a hop, skip and a jump away.
RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook, a possible upgrade to the Dell Streak and a handful of Tegra 2 Android tablets have 2011 shaping up to be quite a treat. If there ever was a time the iPad should consider a massive hardware overhaul, we’d reckon that time is now. So what’s it going to be, anyone up for a Tegra 2 Android Tablet or does the need for business have you leaning for the Playbook?