ViewSonic Spreads Froyo
Mobile operating system is something a tablet user can discuss for hours, and this is the way it is meant how to view a private facebook be. The question of the platform has to be sharp and exiting and ambiguous at the same time, advantages and disadvantages must be obvious and doubtful and certain and questionable, the features must admire and their absence must horrify, the size of the screen must be an object of pride and a cause of scornful laughter. If no, the tablet market will lose half of its clients. Users must forget themselves when joyfully discussing operating systems or starting an outrageous argument about applications. Because this is the epoch and people must have it.
The task of platform developers is to feed the fires of users’ passion and hate for the numerous inventions of mobile OS industry. In these terms Google’s Android developers and the ones of Apple do a really good job, the world is caught by the rivalry of two champions — Android and iOS. The funniest fact is that even in this case the matter of size rose up. And it started, and users are shaking their heads and twisting their minds asking themselves: 7 or 10? As everybody knows Android’s usual 7-inch tablets have always been praised for being more practical, which means being able to fit a jacket pocket, to be fair it is all true — it fits. Only Apple points its accusatory finger insisting that the 7-inch Android feels and performs like a modified smartphone and lacks functionality of a real tablet, which can have only Apple’s logo on it of course.
It is sad but true, Android operating system was initially developed for smartphones and this OS just cannot perform properly on a 10-inch screen, and the pitiful story of Toshiba’s Folio proved it. Also Google mentioned about new Android versions that would be compatible with large screens, and now so many tablet PC producers are longing for Gingerbread and Honeycomb, probably understanding that functionality somehow depends on a screen size. Still there is somebody who thinks that even Froyo is all right for the 10-inch mission. ViewSonic is happy to introduce its 10-inch Android G-Tablet with a usual complex of features, including Tegra 2, multi-touchscreen, 16 gigabytes of memory, microSD card slot, WiFi connection and 1.3 megapixel camera together with 1080p video playback, and it supports high definition video games. With all this the G-tablet is a lovely entertaining devise, but what did they need to extend Froyo for? Maybe a marketing trick, or maybe another experiment.