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Top 3 Android Tablets Available in India

Android is the best operating system currently available when it comes to mobiles and tablets. Android has been very famous in these two categories and has managed to get quite a lot bucks. The tablets are the current fashion in the tech world and mixing Android with these tablets just makes the process a lot more better. There aren’t a lot Android tablets available in India but there are certainly enough. 3 of the best Android tablets would be mentioned in the post with the details of the specifications and a brief review so that you can know which one to buy. Read on.

1. Motorola Xoom

When Motorola Xoom was launched, it stayed in the news for a few days for being the first ever tablet to showcase the great Android 3.0 named Honeycomb which is specially made for tablets and would totally increase your using experience and make it more good. Plus, the specs give it a huge support and make it respectable to the price. Xoom arrived in India just a couple of weeks ago and was welcomed warmly by the Indian techies. Moving on to the specifications, Xoom has a TFT capacitive touchscreen with a display of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. Xoom has an internal memory of 16/32/64 GB and 1 GB RAM. In the 16GB model, you can expand the memory to 32GB using a microSD card which makes the storage not a problem. There are two models available for Xoom – 3G and Wi-Fi. 5MP rear camera with Auto-focus, Digital Zoom, and 720p HD video recording and a 2MP front facing camera is available in this tablet. Up to 10 hours of battery backup is offered by Motorola Xoom so you can do a lot in just a single charge. It has a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H Dual Core processor which would make your experience with this tablet faster than expected.

Motorola Xoom has two models available(as mentioned above) :-

1. Wi-Fi – Rs. 34, 490
2. 3G – Rs. 41, 490

2. HTC Flyer

This is another great new tablet which has launched in India. Flyer also launched just a couple of weeks ago and might be considered as a competition to Motorola Xoom but if that would be the case, Xoom would easily beat Flyer in almost all the specs. HTC Flyer runs on Android 2.3(Gingerbread). It has a LCD capacitive multi-touchscreen with a display of 7 inches and a resolution of 1024 x 600. The 7-inch display might put it in the back league because most of the people are looking for a tablet with the display minimum 9 inches. But HTC has covered the 7-inch backdrop with the famous HTC Sense. It has a 1.5GHz processor with 1GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. HTC Flyer weighs a mere 420 grams which is very light respective to the weights of other tablets. It has a 5MP rear camera with auto focus and 720p HD video. For front, it has a 1.5 megapixels front-facing camera which would definitely make your video calls much efficient and clear. Bluetooth3.0, USB2.0 and Wi-Fi are available in Flyer. A 1GB RAM is offered. It has a 4400 mAh battery which can give you a powerful battery backup which could be equal to above 4 hours of consistent video playback.

HTC Flyer has a price tag of Rs. 39,890.

3. Acer Iconia A500

You might not have guessed Acer in this article but this tablet has been great. The specs are amazing and the cost is totally affordable and can be considered a little low for this tablet. You will think the same when you see the specs. Iconia A500 is one of the few Android 3.0(Honeycomb) tablets in the Indian market so you can consider Iconia A500 as a special tablet. Another special thing about this low at cost, high at features would be the 10.1 inch screen it is offering. The resolution of Iconia A500 is 800 x 1280. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a single USB port is available. It has a 5MP rear camera with auto focus and LED flash. The video recording doesn’t consist of any special feature. A front-facing 2MP camera is also available. Iconia A500 has a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core processor, Tegra 2 chipset. It has a 3260 mAh battery which may disappoint you a little after such great specifications but it is fine and can be handled well by many of the users.

Acer Iconia A500 has a price tag of Rs. 27,990.

Those were the best Android based tablets available in the Indian market. You might try one of them. My recommendation would be Acer Iconia A500 because of the great features and the price, being the lowest of them all. It is definitely better than HTC Flyer but may fall a little bit short when compared to Motorola Xoom. So, choose between Xoom and Iconia but no matter what, you can choose Flyer as well. It’s totally your decision.

Which is your favorite tablet? Which one would you want to see in the top 3? Do comment.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Now Available on Best Buy

We told you about the Acer Iconia Tab A500 few weeks ago, and that it was scheduled for an April 24th launch. Well, it has happened, the Iconia Tab is now available at online Best Buy stores and will soon be available in Stores starting today. The Iconia Tab A500 is another alternative tablet that you may want to consider if you were planning on getting yourself the Motorola Xoom or the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

Honeycomb tablets aren’t available in bulk, as the OS is just starting to pick up in the tablet field. So if you’re considering a similar spec’d tablet as the Xoom or Transformer and do not want to empty your pockets on the Apple iPad 2, then this is the tablet for you.


The Acer Iconia Tab may well be from the other side of the world, but when you look at it’s features, it’s pretty much in the same league as the others. And the aluminium back panel just makes it look more stylish and gives it that high-class feel. A recap of what the Acer Iconia Tab features:

Specifications of the Acer Iconia Tab A500:

  • 10.1 inch 1280×800 WXGA Capacitive Touchscreen display
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS
  • Nvidia Tegra Dual-core processor 250, 1GHz and 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • A front facing 2 megapixel web camera and a rear facing 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash
  • Wi-Fi enabled, Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, USB, G-sensor, E-compass, gyrometer and more.

Best Buy will be the first one to officially sell the Iconia Tab A500 for a previously mentioned price tag of $449, which is better priced than the iPad 2 or the Xoom. The pricing isn’t too high either, considering what you’re getting, so if you’re keen on getting yourself a Honeycomb tablet and don’t want to spend a lot, then head over to Best Buy to order one now.

[ via Engadget ]