Burns reports, “The company’s COO recent stated that the Lenovo’s US-market tablet will not be based around the Android 2.2 Froyo release, but rather Honeycomb. Therefore, if Google pushes back Honeycomb, Lenovo’s tablet will obviously have to suit. This puts the tablet on schedule for a Summer 2011 release — or rather a few months into the iPad 2′s life.”
Burns reports, “While the Android tablet was delayed, the Windows 7 flavor is simply canceled and for good reason too. Lenovo’s director of new technology, Howard Locker, nailed it by saying, ‘The challenge with Windows 7 is that it’s based on the same paradigm as 1985—it’s really an interface that’s optimized for a mouse and keyboard. It has to be optimized for touch. How do you do that?'”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We pray that Microsoft shareholders will continue to remain as comatose as they have been for the better part of a decade and leave Ballmer right where he is, but as things snowball for Microsoft, we grow worried that even they will see the light. The good news is that Microsoft is so inherently broken, it’s quite likely that nobody short of a Steve Jobs could fix it – and, as we all know, there’s only one Steve Jobs and he’s quite busy.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]