Lenovo has announced that a brand new tablet – the Idea Tab S2. A 10-inch tablet and running on a custom skin (as you can tell from the image), everyone else will have to wait as China gets its now – a big gamble and could possibly a mistake in the crowded field of tablets.
The S2 weighs only 1.1lbs and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 dual core CPU and on the latest version of Android – version 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. However, while we’ve seen it on phones (okay, one phone), the tablet version will be an interesting experience.
Also announced was a S2 smartphone that runs on Android 2.3, and claims to be secure with “kernal-level” security to protect personal data. It will also include an 8-megapixel camera and is “ready for the cloud” with syncing of files to a dedicated online storage place. As well, this will be available now in China, and with everyone else waiting.
Full press release snippit below.
IdeaTab S2 10 Struts New Specs and Multimedia Prowess
Thinner than its predecessors, the IdeaTab S2 10-inch is just one-third of an inch thin and, at a feather-light 1.1lbs, is one of the lightest 10-inch tablets available today. IdeaTab S2 features the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 dual core CPU and Android 4.0 operating systems to offer a better multimedia experience. Running Lenovo Mondrian UI, the user-friendly IdeaTab S2 10” displays customized content and includes easy access to the Lenovo App Shop and the Android Market for thousands of useful apps, such as Amazon Kindle, ooVoo, Angry bird and mSpot. Its detachable design, combined with a light keyboard dock, can deliver an incredible 20 hours of battery life, which is great for both entertainment and productivity.
S2 Smartphone Boasts Security and Photography Creds
The S2 smartphone includes the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon technology and Android 2.3 operating system. The device includes a unique Kernel-level security system to protect personal data, prevent phishing, and control network and SMS traffic. Users can also take advantage of its 8MP super camera to capture amazing panoramic photos on the go. S2 is also ready for the Cloud, and instantly syncs photos, music, videos and personal information with a dedicated online storage space for easy sharing across multiple devices.
The IdeaTab S2 tablet, S2 smartphone and K91 smart TV are available immediately in China. Lenovo will be releasing these products worldwide at a later date.