Amazon Chooses Foxconn to Manufacturer Their 10.1-inch Android Tablet

Looks like Foxconn will be the manufacturer of choice for Amazon’s upcoming 10.1-inch Android tablet. Currently, Foxconn is the manufacturer behind Amazon’s widely popular Kindle e-readers. According to Digitimes, the tablet is expected to ship in 2012 and while that launch date may seem like a little late in the game, perhaps it has something to do with the rumor that the “Hollywood” device will be packing Nvidia’s new quad-core Kal-El processors. Even still, there is the possibility that Amazon could release the 10.1-inch tablet a few months early in time for the busy holiday season.

Also mentioned was Quanta Computer who is apparently manufacturing Amazon’s smaller 7-inch tablet codenamed Coyote and has already begun shipping to the online retailer. This tablet is rumored to be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 and could launch as early as late August or September.

Looks like Amazon is getting ready for war and I’ve read a few editorials that it might not be Apple who is shaking in their boots but Google. Amazon seems to be using the openness of Android against big “G” to compete directly with almost every one of Google’s online services. Interesting, indeed.

[Via Digitimes]

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  • http://twitter.com/carlrice Carl Rice

    Considering the quality and experience of the Amazon App Store for Android and half effort of all but retail and Kindle, I will likely pass. More choice is good though.

    • ILikeStake

      I’m inclined to agree with you but just remember that Googles own Android Market is pretty half assed itself.

  • Jason A

    Google just cares about more people going to google.com. Every web based device helps them do that.

    Unless it uses bing by default.

    • ILikeStake

      Whats Bing? You mean bong right? I use that by default.

  • HalfwayCrook

    [moderated] AMAZON. Google FTW

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Damnit, Crook. I always have to moderate your comments.. >:/

      • HalfwayCrook

        It’s okay, I still like you 8)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=660160626 Dave Chan

    The evil Foxconn?! I didn’t even know Kindles were made by them….

  • Mr. Smith

    how are they completing against google either way google makes money from ads

  • ILikeStake

    Break out the nets…

    Ship em all…we’re going to take em out a whole new door!

    • bluevoodo

      “break out the nets” awesome, you win the the Internet.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYQUMMC7Z4UBLSHQAJGNJBKVPM JamesS

    Foxconn, where our workers work themselves to death.

    • Brie

      Correction.

      Foxconn, where our workers work themselves to death….for YOU! :)

  • NightAngel79

    I say bring it on, interested to see what Amazon brings to the table