If you like Nexus tablets, Vizio is gunning for your wallet. Today, the company announced a duo of tablets running stock Android. The first is most similar to the Nexus 10: a 10" display with the same retina-melting 2560x1600 resolution, only this one is powered by a Tegra 4 processor. Kal-El may not be a slouch, but let's be real. It's hard to not envy the 72 GPU cores that Wayne is packing.
Here are the known specs for the device:
- 10" 2560x1600 display
- Tegra 4 SoC
- 32GB storage
- Front & rear cameras
- Mini USB (Yes, mini not micro; see center photo below)
- Micro HDMI
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (model shown running 4.1)
- 7" 1280x800 IPS display
- 16GB storage
- 1.2MP front-facing camera
- Android 4.2 (demo models running 4.1.1)
- Micro USB
As with the 10" slate, this 7" model is running stock Android although, very curiously, it appears to be utilizing the old style of UI. As you can see in the photos above, the time and notifications appear in the bottom right corner and the navigation buttons in the bottom left. Hopefully this is something that will be rectified by release as, not only is it confusing to market "stock Android" to consumers without carrying along the consistent experience, but the old interface is just uncomfortable on a seven inch display.
No word yet on pricing or availability for either of these devices, but once we get some more info, you will.