Sneak Peek: YugaTech Android Tablet

Sneak Peek: YugaTech Android Tablet




So TechCrunch had the JooJoo and now YugaTech has an Android Tablet. I’d like to share a sneak peek at the upcoming YugaTech DroPad we had designed with our Taiwanese partner, FoxConn.

It’s not yet finished and what I have here is just a prototype of a 7-inch Android-powered tablet. I wanted to get some feedback from YugaTech readers and maybe share some photos before we finalize this device.

Can’t really share the complete specs but what I can say is that the device will have support for 3G/HSDPA, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, an 8GB internal storage, SD card slot (up to 16GB), micro USB port, 3.5mm audio port.


 

It’s been tested to run Android 1.6 on an Atom Z520 1.33GHz and 1GB of RAM. The specs are pretty basic and minimal so we can offer this to the market at a very affordable price.

At the moment, we are looking at a possible retail price of Php14,999. As for availability, I’m looking at a June 31, 2010 release.

Update: We’re not taking pre-orders at the moment but I will post another announcement when we’re all ready. We’re still talking to a carrier to partner for the 3G service and possibly, a subsidized price.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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62 Responses

  1. ila says:

    april fools day lol

  2. Aja says:

    @Aja

    Sana nakiride ka muna no? What a party pooper

  3. dariel says:

    how much is that here in the philippines?

  4. kukuoz says:

    last year it was a yugatech notebook if my memory serves me right… Happy April fool’s day!

  5. Definitely looking forward to this iPad killer! ;)

  6. rbsoriano says:

    i know this yuga. *wink

  7. Aja says:

    I’m definitely getting one! Super mura! Ilang days na lang! April 1 na ngayon so 4 months to go!!! Thanks Yuga!

  8. Rom says:

    wow..considering the date today, this one is very promising! :)

  9. jd.Obedoza says:

    master yuga, can i have one for review purpose. :D

  10. Alma says:

    Abe! this is so last year!!! LOL

  11. Troy says:

    Hmmmm… maganda ha. Pwede next year ulit? hehehe

  12. taiwo says:

    Great job yuga! ANDROID FTW!

    Couple of things i’d like to know about this soon to be released device are

    1.) How will upgrades to new android OS be made? Is it rootable?

    2.) Is the battery user replaceable? i hope it is.

  13. Almost. Until I saw the date. :D

  14. marhgil says:

    pwede ko yan ifeature sa blog ko with Shoemoney as the model ;)

  15. jd.Obedoza says:

    master, if you need some reviews from non-techie guys, you know where to find me :D

  16. Jon says:

    WOW. Impressive! I just hope it would be priced even lower than expected ;) I just love Android, but I hope it gets at least 2.1. Go sir Abe!

  17. laptoper says:

    hmmm……yeah its almost identical to last year’s post at this same date!

  18. mindyQ says:

    you have to do better than this…

  19. Char says:

    ^Haha!and i thought i have to start saving!muntik na..:D

  20. Rommel A. says:

    A classic April Fool’s Day treat!! Nice!!

  21. miGS says:

    I call your bull. . .

    hehehe, nice joke though :D

  22. Eka says:

    Happy April Fool’s too. What new gadget will you be inventing next year? :P

  23. warfab says:

    Nice April’s :-)

  24. RJ says:

    hay nku sir Yuga!! heheheh!

  25. RJ says:

    buti na lang di ko nakalimutan yung date. heheheh!

  26. Sanctuarian06 says:

    Haha. Naalala ko yung last year na Laptop, ngayon DroPad naman. Hehe.

  27. idookee says:

    Nice one Abe, almost had me there hahaha. Would be a great product though considering all those Chinese wannabees flooding the market… would be great if someone came out with something worthwhile and affordable.

  28. muntik na sir yuga, hahaha pwede! :D

  29. fr0stbyte says:

    Drat. I almost forgot what the date is./

  30. rene says:

    congratulation! looking forward to its launching. for my needs, its usually pdf files, audio books mp3 format, a dictionary, and a word processor hope dropad has it.

  31. deuts says:

    Pagkabasa ko pa lng ng title, chineck ko kagad anong date today eh. hahah

    Pero ung iba halata talaga hindi nagbabasa ng comments.

  32. NemOry says:

    hala astig ng yugatech my product narin.sa totou ms mganda ang dsyn kesa aple tablet.color red pnaman.auz tlga @sir YUGA,

  33. Slymedia says:

    Happy April Fool’s!!! Nadali na naman kayo ni Abe hahaha. ^_^ \m/

  34. garyboi says:

    Hahahaha! Happy April Fool’s Day! :D

  35. garyboi says:

    Hehehe! Happy April’s Fools! :D

  36. Jam. says:

    last year yugatech netbook ngayun naman tablet XD

  37. Polp says:

    You really are good at this man! Now we cant tell if you’re giving honest reviews or just dishing some good BS hahahaha just kidding Yuga! Happy April Fool’s day and ive gotta say, this is one good techie fantasy!!!

  38. rye says:

    nice abe, muntik na. :D

  39. Dexter says:

    ganito rin last year ha ha

  40. whaâ„¢ says:

    HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY… sir yuga!!! oo nga may GANITONG EKSENA LAST YEAR!!!

  41. hehehe, you’re always do this stuff during april 1. nice one yuga :)

  42. John says:

    Congratulations for releasing a successful prank!

  43. @bi3L says:

    Nice one… lols…

  44. and I thought… you’re branching out!! :)

  45. I will never forget last year’s april fool’s because of yugat!!! Hahaha!!! Super sali talaga ako to win the yugatech netbook.

  46. IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    seriously the best april fool would be that this article is actually true XD

  47. luiboowee says:

    hahaha, June 31 naman ngayon. Ano’ng araw ba yan? hahaha. LOL

  48. francis says:

    very nice one for fool’s day, lalo lang na enhance ang craving ko for iPad, can’t wait! :-)

  49. Gams says:

    It’ll be an iPAD killer!he..he…

  50. vance says:

    wow! congrats sir Abe!

  51. vance says:

    for a nice prank! haha!

  52. NemOry says:

    please Like it.clik the link.and bec0me a fan at REdm0bile and like my post.please i beg u guys that is just a minuTE TO D0.PLZ. Here http://www.facebook.com/redmobile?v=feed&story_fbid=377579149097

  53. Muntik na akong maniwala… Kaso nung nakita ko kung kelan na publish yung article, no doubt… April Fool’s prank ni Sir Yuga…LOL

  54. Dave Starr says:

    Almost, Abe, almost. Looks like I am number 50 something in the list people who got ‘hooked’ by not reading the date. I came here to the comments and was going to beg you for reservations for at least three of them .. great tool for a niece in college (of which I have a couple). Sayang. Maybe next year, eh?

    And a special message to someone I saw as I was reading the comments … (if it fits you, you’ll know it) dude, don’t put up a link and beg people like some kind of sad sack. I pia mon (sp) “oh, poor you”. Even street people without a computer sell dusting rags, wipe your windshield or help you back out of parking spaces.

    Talk to people, say something intelligent, value yourself enough not to beg, and join the club.

    Filipino Pride (or any other legitimate pride) starts inside … respect yourself and others follow along … just a tip from one who has been where you are, my friend.

  55. Parang last year lang, Sir Yuga minus the promo of sorts?

  56. OMG. This was all a prank pala. When I read this, I was like, ang cool grabeh. Hahaha.

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