Toshiba Could Introduce Android OS Tablet in Early Fall

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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.

Toshiba Smart PadDuring a presentation last month, a high-level Toshiba executive gave a quick glimpse of a device dubbed the Smart Pad.

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.




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