I’m a little tongue-in-cheek with my post title, but watching the video of Kinpo’s Android tablet raises a good question about UMPCs in general. Why shoehorn a desktop operating system onto a mobile device? Obvious answers to that question mainly involve applications: support, availability, compatibility, and the like. The downsides are generally worse battery life due to X86 processors and inefficient user interfaces. That particular issue is lessening with Intel’s next-genration Atom platform in the works though.
UMPC debate aside, have a look at Kinpo’s 7-inch Android tablet, and see what you think. No word on price or availability yet, and it looks like there are still some kinks to be worked out. I like what I see. Thoughts on Android for a device like this?