The Lenovo U1 hybrid laptop with a detachable tablet may have been quite a showstopper at the CES held earlier this year but unfortunately, all those who have been waiting for the hybrid tablet to make a similar effect in the real world, here’s some bad news – the wait continues and worse, there is no time frame in sight. For as per the latest tablet PC news, the Lenovo hybrid tablet is still in its development stages and is far from complete.
The news was revealed by company sources wherein the delay is attributed to Lenovo‘s decision to go for the Android operating system in place of the Linux OS. It was during spring that Lenovo had made public that the new hybrid notebook would not be released just yet as they are up to changing the tablet portion’s OS from the conventional Linux build to the Android OS.
Representatives from Lenovo clarified that they were making these eleventh-hour changes to the laptop’s OS because Android was not recognized as such when U1 began its initial development. Furthermore, Lenovo has a flourishing smartphones business in China based on the Android. As expounded by a representative from Lenovo, this implies that developers of Lenovo have basically enough practical familiarity and the time to develop thriving applications for Android and that they won’t have to start all over again with the U1 model.
However, it is unfortunate that people from Lenovo cannot give the release date for the U1. Its not that they do not want to reveal the date as of now but for the simple reason that they just don’t know when it will be ready though there are rumors of it hitting markets within this year itself. But the good thing is, at least we know the project is still alive if not actually kicking. So that’s some solace for those who have been waiting for what can be termed as the most anticipated mobile devices of the year.
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