January is Tablet Month
To all the huddled masses out there yearning for an open-source alternative to the iPad, I bring you hope. Digitimes reports that Google has notified their partners that Android 3.0 will soon be ready for engineer sample tablets. Those samples will hit in November.
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Acer, Asustek and MSI will all launch tablets in January, 2011 at CES. Samsung will show off a 3.0 packing Galaxy Tab, and HTC and Motorola both have slates to show as well. Sources in the industry report that the cost for using Windows 7 on a tablet is around $50-60, while the cost for Android is a mere $10 (if you want to be officially licensed). That, plus the cost gap between Intel and ARM processors, gives Android a good chance of winning the price game.