In a recent leak, Engadget reported that Lenovo may be preparing to launch a new Android tablet before the year is over. What makes this tablet special? If the report holds true, the new Lenovo tablet will sport Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
In addition to running on the latest release for the Android OS, the device will have a 10.1 inch display as well as a rear-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM as well as NVIDIA’s new Tegra 3 processor and a distinct “fusion-skin” body, though there is no word on what fusion-skin may actually be.
Other than having Ice Cream Sandwich, there is another aspect that will make this tablet unique. In addition to the camera functioning as normal to take photographs, the source reports that the camera will also function as an optical joystick and have the ability to scan fingerprints.
Though no official word has been given for the release of the device, the source reports that the new Lenovo tablet (currently unnamed) will be ready in time for the holiday shopping season so a stealthy early December launch may be happening. If that’s the case, there should be an official unveiling within the next few weeks.
With the redesign of the Android operating system to specifically be catered to run on both tablets and smartphones, Ice Cream Sandwich powered devices may be the first tablets to hold a candle to the iPad. The first ICS device to release will be the Galaxy Nexus, a smartphone schedule for US later this week. Once the first ICS hit the shelves it will be easier to tell if the iPad will be in trouble.
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