Lenovo have a 10.1″ Android 4.0 tablet with Tegra 3 due for release this year
It would seem that ASUS aren’t the only ones planning to ship a tablet device running the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system before the end of the year.
Engadget has uncovered some very juicy information regarding another Android 4.0 tablet, this time from Lenovo. Like ASUS’ Transformer Prime tablet, this beauty not only sports the latest in Android software, but the very latest in mobile processing – the Quad Core Tegra 3 chip from Nvidia to be precise.
From what we hear, Lenovo’s first stab at an Android 4.0 tablet will feature a 10.1-inch display of unknown quality. Judging by the rest of the specifications though, we’re expecting something in the range of IPS and AMOLED quality in the display department.
Along with the super speedy 1.6GHz Quad Core Tegra 3 processor, Lenovo are rumoured to be slamming not one but TWO gigs of DDR3 RAM into this tablet. We’re yet to see an Android tablet make the jump from the somewhat standard 1GB of RAM so far, so this alone is a pretty exciting prospect.
For now those are the only specifications we’re pretty much certain on. From the images uncovered we can tell that Lenovo’s new tab will feature a rear camera with LED flash, a USB socket and a fingerprint scanner on the back of the tab, just like the one Motorola used on their Atrix smartphone. Engadget also reports that the fingerprint scanner doubles up as an analog joystick for navigating the screen, which sounds very interesting indeed.
We’ll be keeping a very close eye on this one over the coming weeks, so expect to read more on Lenovo’s first ICS tab as we get it.