Enterprise Mobility: Asus Eee Transformer Prime, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Hottest 2011 Android Tablets
Asus Eee Transformer Prime
This tablet, the first quad-core, ARM processor-based Android tablet to grace the market, is drawing rave reviews from gadget Websites. The device is only 0.31 inches thick and weighs just 1.29 pounds, so it has power but is lightweight. As the Verge noted: "The Prime is an incredible piece of hardware. It has a marvelous display, form factor, the best camera on any tablet yet, and its new quad-core internal organ puts more graphics and gaming power in your hands than you'll know what to do with." Of course, it's still no iPad, the Verge concluded.
Google's Android operating system may command 50 percent worldwide smartphone market share, but it's found a tougher go of it in the tablet space created and carved out by Apple and its iPad, which has sold over 32 million units to date. Android has 10 percent to 20 percent of the tablet market combined, depending on which analyst firm you choose to believe. However, the same researchers-Gartner, IDC, etc.-believe that number will rise as Android OEMs improve the user experience of "Honeycomb" and slates based on the new Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" operating system. While it's hard to find people who find Honeycomb tablets as polished as the hallowed iPad, there are a number of nice Android slates in the market. In this slide show, eWEEK walks through some of the top Android tablets of 2011.