Asia is driving Android crazy, or is it the other way around. Either way, Google isn’t complaining. There will be a deluge of Tegra-2 tablets, including one from Samsung. Nokia is getting hard in to the smartphone game with a 2011 launch of a dual core smartphone. No kidding.
Tegra 2 Tablets
While Intel is bringing Atom to at least 35 tablets, they aren’t due until mid-2011. Meanwhile Tegra 2 is powering quite a few tablets. Intel is already late in the game, Tegra 2 is making strides. Notion Ink’s Adam is already powered by Tegra 2. In addition Asus, Samsung, Toshiba and Acer along with local Chinese companies are launching Tegra 2 powered Tablets. Close to 50% of ARM based tablets will be Tegra-2 powered. Intel will have a tough time to capture this market. (AndroidOS)
Asia driving Android sales
Asia is a growth engine for Android and hugely responsible for 300,000 a day Android phone activations. Though exact numbers aren’t revealed, Asia is big for Android strategy. Andy Rubin isn’t mincing words about this. As per Rubin, South Korea is already going crazy about Android. India, Brazil and Indonesia will contribute to the explosion.
Nokia’s 2011 strategy and dual-core phones
Nokia is coming out hard with its smartphones. It will be releasing 1GHz phones sometime in 2011 and probably a dual-core phone too in 2011 or early 2012. It would still be sticking to Symbian OS, and will release 50 new features to the OS. Most of the new features on Symbian are targeted for a better user experience. (engadget)