NYTimes: T-Mobile USA working on 7″, Android-based ‘Tablet’

Posted on 06 April 2009, Last updated on 12 November 2019 by

There’s a lot of talk about Android-enabled devices out there but  in reality, we’re still in the position where there’s only one or two devices available.

The NYTimes adds more fuel to the fire by sharing some confidential information about another Android phone and, more interestingly, an Android-based ‘tablet pc’ that will come from T-Mobile. (U.S.)

T-Mobile has confirmed that they have plans for Android-based devices but declined to add to the already brief info.

The tablet is said to be a 7″ touch device for ‘basic computing jobs’  and as it’s likely to be ARM-based, (I don’t see Android being ported to x86 any time soon) it signifies that there is a continuing move by ARM partners into the mobile computing space. Maybe it’s the return of the Pepperpad, the Linux/ARM-based 7″ tablet from 2006.

T-Mobile to Use Google Software in Devices for Home – NYTimes.com.

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