Apple iPad 2 Alternatives from Android
In Singapore, the Apple iPad 2 has now become available and obviously hogged all the tablet limelight but several Android based tablets also released in Singapore at the same time that could well prove an alternative to the iOS tablet.
Thus Asia One News has given a bit of coverage to those just released Android tablets in Singapore, and at the head of the list is the Acer Iconia Tab 500 followed by the Android 3.0 Honeycomb packing Motorola Xoom.
Other Android tablets launched are the Sony S1 and S2 along with the HTC Flyer. The Acer Iconia and Motorola Xoom share similar features and are both 10.1-inch tablets with dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 32GB internal memory.
The Sony S1 offers a 9.4-inch display and is optimised for media entertainment, which the Sony S2 sports twin 5.5-inch displays and can be folded like a notebook, both devices run Android 3.0 Honeycomb and are compatible with 3G/4G and WiFi.
Lastly there’s the 7-inch HTC Flyer, which no doubt many are aware of, Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet with both a pen and touch interface.
Price wise the Acer Inconia has a price tag of $799, the Motorola Xoom is $888; the HTC Flyer costs $1068 and both the Sony tablets have yet to be priced.
So there are 5 alternative Android tablets, but will they do better against the Apple iPad 2 in Singapore? Only time will tell.