Taxan Meopad shows you why Android is not the be-all and end-all OS

This little beauty runs Windows CE 6.0 on a Tegra Chipset with a 7" screen, 512MB Ram, 4GB Flash, accelerometer, Wifi (b/g), and it's suppose to be available at the end of October in Japan at around 40,000 Yen. According to Taxanthe MEO-T740 is capable of playing 720p video as well as YouTube Video thanks to FlashLite.

You might be wondering why they used such an outdated OS for this tablet. Well, I don't think WinCE is outdated. I have a special spot in my heart for WinCE because I think it's better than Android in at least 2 ways. First, Android is a resource hog compared to WinCE. A 600MHz CPU would be just barely adequate for Android but for WinCE it is more than you need.

My other reason for liking WinCE is that Android doesn't have a decent office suite. Okay, it has Docs2Go, but it's by no means a complete office app. On the other hand, Softmaker just released their office suite for WinCE a couple weeks ago. I tried the word clone;  so far as I can tell it is a complete clone. It actually has more options than I know how to use, and it was quite zippy on a 400MHZ CPU with 64 RAM.

via Akihabara News

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1 Comment on Taxan Meopad shows you why Android is not the be-all and end-all OS

  1. Windows CE is not outdated. Microsoft keeps changing the marketing names for their embedded solutions, but they’re all based on the same kernel which keeps evolving.

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