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Summary:

Laptop Magazine spied a first for Viliv, a 10-inch tablet running Android. The X10 is similar to the S10 Blade I reviewed if you removed the keyboard base. Laptop shows the X10 running Android 2.1, but point out that Viliv promises it will ship with Froyo.

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Korean firm Viliv knows a thing or two about making tablets, they’ve been producing them ranging in size from 5-inches to 10-inch convertible netbook models. I have reviewed most of them and can attest to the build quality they have shown in all of these Windows-based tablets. Laptop Magazine spied a first for Viliv, a 10-inch tablet running Android. The X10 looks to be similar to the S10 Blade I reviewed, if you removed the keyboard part of the equation. Laptop Mag shows the x10 in action running Android 2.1, but point out that Viliv promises it will ship with Froyo.

The X10 uses the same high-resolution 10-inch screen I fell in love with on the S10. It runs 1366×768 which is a decent resolution for that size. Laptop Magazine states the X10 screen is a capacitive multitouch display, but I wonder if that is true. The S10 Blade uses a unique resistive multitouch display which means it can be used with a standard stylus.

Take a look at the two videos Laptop Mag is showing if you want to see how good the graphics are on the X10. They show it playing a high-res racing game that looks fantastic without lags. There’s a 720p video playing without hiccup, too.

A model of the X10 was also spied in the Microsoft area running Windows 7, but no details are available regarding a shipping model. There is no word on pricing for the X10 with Android, but I’m sure I can get it out of the folks at Viliv and pass that along.

Image credit: Laptop Magazine

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  1. Cjisohsocool Tuesday, June 1, 2010

    Finally Viliv is showing us some Android love :]

    This looks very very very nice. but I personally want a slightly smaller slate device, I would love a Android+Arm/Tegra2 version of the X70 (With a capacitive screen ofcourse)

    Also I wanna know how exactly are the apps and games from the android market played on these slate devices with larger screens and larger resolutions? Is it like the iPad where it just doubled the pixels or w/e?

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  2. What happened to Kevin?

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    1. I was wondering the same thing, but considering he just got married a while ago, I’d say he got a package delivered… specifically a bundle of joy, of course that’s just speculation.

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    2. I’m still here and no, there’s no new bundle of joy — we’re happy enough with the two kids we have. Well, most of the time when they’re good. ;)

      I’ve actually been pitching in over at GigaOM on a daily basis, which is taking up a large bunch of my time these days. The good thing is: I still get to play with mobile gadgets. ;)

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      1. eh, its kevin, lol. I’m gonna have to read yet another techblog more often. I always enjoyed your writings about cloud services, and missed your laid back writing style. Fear not though a loyal reader always makes time for another blogger. :)

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      2. I appreciate that. :) When I write a GigaOM post that might have appeal to our jkOTR readers, we’re cross-posting them, so that might make it easier to follow along.

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  3. I’m with Cjiohsocool: I wonder if there’s any way I can get Android running on my Viliv X70? Might actually turn it into a useful tablet – running Windows, the X70 is a horrid machine to use.

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    1. There are ports of Android for x86 — I have one installed on my Samsung Q1UP: http://jkontherun.com/2009/10/19/mobiletechminutes-android-1-6-on-a-samsung-umpc/

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      1. Thanks for the reply. I’ve actually tinkered with some of them (used to be an embedded Linux developer). Biggest issue with the Viliv is the lack of Linux drivers for the touchscreen. I believe Viliv has them, but hasn’t released them. Nobody’s had much success getting stock Linux distros running on the device w/touchscreen support.

        That said, I’ll take another look and see how things have progressed.

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      2. Eh… It still wont have the battery life benefits of an ARM chip instead.

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