Skypad Alpha 2 Android tablet
Have you entertained the thought of purchasing a spanking new tablet in time for the new year? Yeah, well, if the Apple iPad 2 is not your cup of tea, then I am glad to say that you would be spoilt for choice when it comes to Android-powered tablets. Here is a candidate just in case you are in the market for one – the Skypad Alpha 2. This Android-powered device will run on an upgraded 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU coupled with a Mali-400 graphics processor, helping your eyes enjoy a visual feast of full HD 1080P video without missing a beat, in addition to the handling of stereoscopic 3D video files.
With the Skypad Alpha 2’s HDMI 1.4 output, you can always view high definition or 3D movies when it is connected to a capable HDTV or monitor. Don’t be fooled by the relatively diminutive 7″ display, as it has been updated to be able to handle up to 5-points of capacitive touch recognition for improved navigation, gaming and surfing needs. Let us take a closer look at the Alpha 2 after the jump, shall we?
Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the operating system of choice, and Skytex has worked together with 1Mobile to offer Alpha 2 users immediate access to over 200,000 of the best apps and games available for Android – without having to fork out a single cent to boot. It seems that the Alpha 2 is also future proof to a certain extent where its operating system is concerned, as there is word that an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is coming your way sometime early next year, so watch this space!
Being thinner and lighter than its predecessor, the Skypad Alpha 2 will also sport a sleeker design with a flush glass top and durable aluminum shell. It ought to fit into the palm of your hand perfectly, while slipping it into a coat pocket is also another practical aspect of its design. Additional hardware configurations include a mini-USB 2.0 OTG port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a front-facing webcam, and a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes.