Leaked Lenovo IdeaPad A10 that uses Android instead of Windows.
The alleged leaks show that the Pc maker is gearing up to release a new laptop that runs Android instead of Windows. The gadget, dubbed the IdeaPad A10 is set to have a 10.1-inch HD screen, and is listed under Android devices, according to the manuals uploaded on Lenovo’s site.
The laptop’s 10-inch display also includes touch capabilities. The user may open it up to 300 degrees, thus supporting a nice angle for reading or interacting with the touch input. That is the Stand mode, suitable for tasks that require little interaction. The other is the Notebook mode, suitable for tasks that require a keyboard and mouse. To add to this, the keyboard includes the traditional Android buttons for home, previous and apps, located at the bottom.
The switch between the two modes is simple enough. Open it like you would a normal laptop to get to the Notebook mode and extended to the 300-degree angle to get to the Stand mode.
The company’s spokesperson insists that Lenovo had planned to make an official announcement for the device; this was on Thursday. He continues to say that somehow, Lenovo unintentionally leaked the user manuals online. He also said that the product had not been cancelled, and that it would be rolling out to the market as scheduled.
The laptops specs indicate that it will be more or less a budget product. It includes an Arm quad-core 1.6GHz processor from Chinese firm Rockchip, 1GB or 2GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of storage. As for the camera, the laptop spots a 0.3-megapixel snapper, coupled with a micrSD card slot and finally a HDMI port.
The services manual also mentioned that this device has a SIM slot. This means that it will enable connection to a wireless carrier.
This move comes at a time when tech vendors are increasingly experimenting with Android, and demand for traditional Windows PCs is continuously falling. The most notable choices this year were Acer and Hewlett-Packard showed all-in-one desktops using the Google operating system. Another device worth noting is the Asus Transformer Book Trio hybrid device that can run both Windows and Android.
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