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Acer planning a quad-core Ice Cream Sandwich tablet next year

A new quad core tablet from Acer to arrive in the market capable of competing Asus Eee pad Transformer Prime

Acer plans on releasing a new quad-core Android 4.0 tablet in early 2012. It is also being said that this tablet will compete against the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and also another upcoming quad-core Tablet from Samsung as reported by some sources of Digitimes.

The Tablet market was not actually being captured by any of the dual core processors from Acer (Iconia Tab A500) and Samsung (Galaxy Tab). Both these devices did not reach the extent they expected to, however they decide to stay in the market further.

Despite of high performances from the Android devices they are unable to capture the market, as Apple’s iPad still holds the majority of shares. Although the performance of the devices is similar to the iPad but the consumers are much focused towards the iPad.

The improved performance of the quad core processors along with the latest Android version these devices might get a better help and gain a better market hold.

Lenovo is also planning for the launch of a quad core processor tablet early next year. The quad core tablets from Acer and Lenovo are expected to be priced at a range between $459-599.

But Asus, Acer, Samsung and Lenovo together are expected to compete for just 10 to 15 percent of the total tablet market.

Scott Lin, Vice president Acer said that the Asian market such as India, China and Indonesia are expected to pick up the lacked slack as the demand of their tablets are reduced in the western countries. They will focus more on these markets.

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-11-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)