In case you didn’t figure it out from the flood of Android tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, tablets are a big deal. That trend is continuing with the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week. Not surprisingly, Honeycomb and NVIDIA Tegra2 are making their presences known.
LG Optimus Pad with 3D
Not surprisingly, the 8.9-inch tablet is getting its power by Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the grunt will come by way of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. Strangely enough, they’re opting for a weird 15:9 aspect ratio. I’m hoping that doesn’t become a standard for Android tabs.
Rumors have the Optimus Pad going for four figures, but we’ll find out when it launches to “local markets starting in March.”
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
It doesn’t do the 3D thing of its LG counterpart, but the Galaxy Tab 10.1 does rock the Honeycomb-flavored variant of Android. As such, it also uses a Tegra 2 processor, getting backed up by the NVIDIA GeForce GPU “for faster web browsing, snappier response time and overall better performance.”
Even though the seven-inch Galaxy Tab hit a certain sweet spot, I guess Samsung wanted to go with a bigger version for the bigger take on the Android OS. I’m not really sure what Sammy’s going to bring to the table to separate itself from other Honeycomb alternatives, but there you go.