Vizio is going hog-wild with Android devices this year.
The company unveiled a 10-inch Android tablet powered by the newly announced Tegra 4 and a 7-inch Android tablet powered by a Tegra 3 at CES 2013 this morning.
The 10-inch slate sports a 2,560-by-1,600-pixel resolution, but the smaller iteration offers a 1,280-by-800 IPS display. It also comes with 16GB of storage, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, and stock Android Jelly Bean. Vizio’s specs for the 7-inch tablet are causing the blogosphere to make comparisons to Google’s Nexus 7.
The Verge claimed that stock Android is a “new tactic for Vizio.” At CES 2013, Vizio CTO Matt McRae apparently said Android has improved so much that it “doesn’t need to be skinned anymore, and customers are saying they want stock Android anyway.”
The company also plans to launch two high-end Android Jelly Bean devices for the Chinese market. One is a 4.7-inch 702p device with a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek chip and 1GB of RAM, while the other is a 5-inch 1080p that boasts a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor with 2GB of RAM.
According to The Verge, McRae suggested it is easier for his company to sell phones directly to Chinese consumers and not the “carrier-dominated American market.”
Pricing and availability is not yet available for any of the above devices, but 9to5Google is live at CES 2013 and hopes to get more information soon.
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