Now, androidcentral is speculating that this Tablet probably won't ever the "current" Android release for tablets, Honeycomb. It's not entirely clear why they say that, but I think it's mostly due to the size. Honeycomb was not designed for screens as small as 7".
However, Ice Cream Sandwich, the next release of android, is supposed to merge the Honeycomb and Gingerbread forks back into a single release that can run across both phones and tablets. I certainly can't assume that the A1 will ever get ICS, but I think it's a possibility.
Regardless, a functional tablet for $200 is right what I was talking about. More interesting, according to cnet, is that it actually has GPS hardware.... I wonder how many car/computer enthusiasts will end up using one of these as a basis for a car computer.
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While some other tablet manufacturers are hitting high peaks when it comes to pricing, the folks over at Lenovo feel that is seemingly the wrong way to go. Instead of releasing a really expensive Honeycomb tablet, they've stuck to announcing a $199 Gingerbread powered device that may never get upgraded to Honeycomb. The IdeaPad A1 tablet is 7 inches running Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a single-core Cortex A8 processor, and a touting a 1,024 x 600 display.