It’s called the FamilyPad, and I don’t know much about it. It looks to be running the latest version of Android on an Allwinner A10 CPU, and it has 2 cameras, Wifi, HDMI out, a couple of USB host ports, g-sensor, microSD card slot, and a speaker/mike as well as 3 big batteries. It’s going to come with 2 storage options, 8GB and 16GB.
And oh yeah, it has a 13.4″ screen, resolution unknown. I’m going to get one, just so I can recreate scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Kidding aside, there seems to be a growing trend in android tablets for growing tablets. The FamilyPad is third large Android tablet I’ve heard about in the past couple months. The first came from Viewsonic and measured 22″ across, then Toshiba showed off a 13″ Excite, and now Archos has this tablet.
I’m planning to get one of these tablets because I’m deeply interested in seeing how well Android works on it. Android was originally designed for 3″ screens, and with each new iteration of Android tablets it’s been interesting to watch device makers and app developers adapt to new screen geometries.
These tablets are so big that I’m not sure Android can adapt.