Rumor: Lenovo Will Produce Convertible Tablets Running Android

Subject: General Tech | January 15, 2013 - 12:12 PM |
Tagged: Lenovo, convertible tablet, Android

Lenovo officially launched its IdeaPad Yoga 11S convertible tablet at CES, but it seems that Windows 8 is not the only OS Lenovo wants to support. According to tech news and rumors site Digi Times, Lenovo is planning to launch at least one IdeaPad Yoga tablet running Google’s Android operating system within the first half of 2013.

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According to Digi Time's sources that are reportedly in the know “Lenovo's planned offerings will target the Android tablet segment, meeting Intel's previous commitment to rolling out Android-based tablets through joint efforts with Lenovo.”

It is an interesting move for Lenovo that should play well assuming they can keep the pricing in check. The sources were not able to confirm whether or not the Android tablets will use ARM or x86 hardware, but the bit of information about Intel and Lenovo seems to suggest it will be Intel powered and use an x86 build of Android.

The new Android tablets would have a useful form factor with the Yoga platform, and if Lenovo can price them right they will make a nice alternative to Lenovo’s own Windows RT tablets as well as make for good competition versus existing Android tablets that do not integrate physical keyboards. I’m interested to see a cheaper Yoga notebook powered by Android matched up against ASUS’ Transformer tablet offerings!

Source: Digitimes
April 5, 2013 | 05:43 PM - Posted by Youssef AYADI (not verified)

I am looking for a convertible PC witch runs booth Windows 8 (for working at the office with Outlook, Excel and so on ...) and Android (for multimedia experience at home). Asus start to think about my wish with the Asus Transformer Aio wtich is almost what I want. Almost because I am loking for the same thing but in 15 up to 17 inches (not 18 inches). I can't go to see my boss with a 18 inches tablet. He would laugh on my face.

If such a product come to life I would buy it. If it does phone calls and GPS that would be a killer for the PCs, phones, tablets? GPS and every thing ...

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