Toshiba’s first tablet running Google’s Android OS is going to be released in the next couple of months, according to an unconfirmed report. This is likely a version of a tablet shown of by a company executive earlier.
Mark Whittard, Toshiba’s Australian managing director, said that this model could run either Microsoft Windows 7 or the Android OS.
DigiTimes is reporting that an Android OS version of this tablet will be released in either September or October.
It will supposedly have a 10-inch screen and be based on an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor.
In addition, Whittard said that his company’s tablet will likely have an HDMI video-out port.
All other details on this upcoming model remain unknown.
On the Inside
Most of the specifications of the Smart Pad are a mystery, but the details on Tegra 2 processor are well known.
This chip has been designed specifically for tablet computers. It emphasizes good performance with low battery requirements.
The Tegra 2 is a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU running up to 1 GHz. It’s actually eight independent processors to handle web browsing, HD video encode and decode, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 acceleration for streaming video and 3D mobile games.