DailyTech reports ASUS decided to switch to Android for its upcoming 10" Eee Pad tablet, while the larger 12.1" model will feature Windows 7 Home Premium.
ASUS is preparing two tablets for launch -- a 10" display, 675g (1.5 lb) chassis model and a larger 12.1" display variant. Both devices were demoed at Computex 2010.
The larger tablet used a full install of Windows 7 Home Premium -- that much remains unchanged, as of now. The smaller tablet, though, was first shown off with a Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system, which now appears to have been ditched in favor of Android.
The 10" Eee Pad 101TC is reportedly currently running Android 2.2 "Froyo", but will ship with "Gingerbread", also known as Android 3.0. Android 3.0 is expected to land during the holiday season. ASUS may even opt to wait till CES 2011 to announced the final production plans, according to some rumors.