Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Today's Headlines

ABI Research Estimates That 20% of Tablets Are Android-Based
Google Android tablets now occupy some 20 percent of the market, according to new data from ABI Research. In recent months, Android tablets have entered the marketplace in ever-greater numbers.

Bio on Man Behind the iPad (Jobs) Gets Earlier Release Date
The New York Times
“Steve Jobs: A Biography,” written by Walter Isaacson, was originally scheduled for release in March 2012, but Simon & Schuster, the book’s publisher, said Monday that it would now be available on Nov. 21, 2011.

iPad 3 Launch Pushed Back to 2012
Apple has recently canceled its iPad 3 supply schedule for the second half of 2011, forcing other tablet PC brand vendors that are set to launch same-level product to compete, to follow suit and delay their launch.  Sources believe that the yield rate of the 9.7-inch panel that feature resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 may be the major reason of the supply delay since such panels are mainly supplied by Japan-based Sharp with a high price and Apple's other supply partners Samsung Electronics and LG Display are both unable to reach a good yield.

First Look at the Grid-10 Fusion Garage Tablet
Writer Harry McCracken:  "You can’t accuse Fusion Garage of lacking ambition or shipping me-too products. The Grid devices are built on Google’s Android 2.3 kernel, but Fusion has put together its own user interface and apps, none of which have much of anything in common with the ones on Honeycomb tablets."

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