Word on the street (and by that, I mean The Street.com) is that Motorola is planning to throw its hat in the Android tablet ring later this year. the site is reporting that Motorola will launch a 10 inch tablet in November running the upcoming version of Google Android code-named “Gingerbread.”
This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anyone. Motorola has plenty of experience working with Google Android. The company’s Droid phone which launched last year is probably one of Android’s biggest success stories to date. And the recently launched Droid X and soon-to-be-launched Droid 2 have been getting a lot of attention as well.
I’d be shocked if a Motorola Android tablet shipped with anything less than a 1GHz CPU. And with a 10 inch display, it’s likely that we’ll see a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels or (hopefully) higher. But at this point I’m just guessing.
It’s also not entirely clear what changes Google will make to the Android operating system between Android 2.2 Froyo and the launch of Gingerbread. We know that Google plans to spruce up the user interface, and there’s a decent chance that we’ll see a new Google music store and a web-based Android Market that lets you push apps directly to your phone from any web browser by then. You know, assuming Google ever gets around to enabling support for the Android Market on tablets that don’t make phone calls.
But it’s not entirely clear if we’ll have to wait for Gingerbread before we start seeing those features.