DigiTimes reports Acer may delay its ARM-based Android tablet from Q4 2010 to Q1 2011, as the company is reportedly waiting for the launch of Android 3.0 because this new OS supports larger screen resolutions. The Windows 7 model is still expected before the end of this year.
Acer's ARM/Android-based tablet PC is expected to be delayed to the first quarter of 2011, from the fourth quarter of 2010, as the company plans to wait until Google launches Android 3.0, which will feature support for larger display resolutions, according to sources from notebook players.
Google is set to launch Android 3.0 in the fourth quarter. Android 3.0 is designed specially for tablet-type PCs and will have a minimal CPU frequency requirement of only 1GHz to help significantly reduce power consumption.
The site also writes that Acer plans to introduce 6" grayscale and 7" color eBook readers with Linux by the end of the year.