Lenovo Jumps on Android Bandwagon Delays UI Hybrid and Skylight

Apple sure created a revolution with its iPad alright. But not the one anybody was really thinking it would. Tablet/Slate manufacturers were all set to follow Apple’s path, but as it stands now, while they may be working on “me too” products, plans keep shifting and things keep getting delayed as they try to compete.

Lenovo is the latest to have second thoughts as it recently announced changes in plans for the Skylight Smartbook and the U1 Hybrid that got everyone excited at CES2010. Looks like the Skylight is being shelved so that Lenovo can move away from its proprietary Linux OS, and the U1 Hybrid is probably going Android. Surprise? Not really. But, like with so many other companies, strategies are shifting as everyone tries to find a way onto your coffee table.

Via Laptop Mag

Comments

  1. Strodtbeck says

    The OS is holding most of these companies back. Notion Ink stated that the Adam tablet/slate wouldn’t come out until Flash was properly working on Android, thus the delay. I think others are in a similar boat. What OS to use? Win7? Kills the battery life, needs to be x86, etc. Linux? No one has really jump aboard Linux in a major way. Android? Google says it’s only for phones at this time and to wait for Chrome OS but that’s taking longer than hardware manufactures want to wait.

    Right now manufacturers want to put something out. It looks like they will be turning to Android but Google has yet to fully embrace the Android tablets. Once Google does then it will be game on, but I’m not sure they will as Chrome OS is really the operating system to go with. Like always, time will tell.

  2. TabletTeacher says

    Wow…must be…

    Avada Cadavra is the killing curse in Harry Potter…maybe that is what the iPad used. Wow. I thought that was all just a book. LOL.

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