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]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. 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.

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

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

    Unless it uses bing by default.

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

  3. [moderated] AMAZON. Google FTW

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

      1. It’s okay, I still like you 8)

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

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

  6. Break out the nets…

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

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

  7. Foxconn, where our workers work themselves to death.

    1. Correction.

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

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

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