We all know Sharp intends to unleash its Galapagos line of tablets in the United States. If anyone needs proof, here it is. The Galapagos tablet has already made it to the FCC for the necessary trials that all products must go through if they intend to share retail space in that country.
Christened EB-WX51GJ and EB-WX1GJ for the 5.5 and 10.8 inch tablets respectively, the Galapagos tablets are being positioned as a media device that can be used for reading e-books. Strangely, Sharp does not seem to be too keen to introduce these as full fledged Android tablets. In fact, wirelessgoodness is reporting the tablets will be based on a Linux based OS and not Android.
Also, while a lot of other details pertaining to the tablets still need to be unearthed (such as its pricing or specific launch schedules), let’s just hope things clear up soon.
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