ASUS Tablet Ditches Windows 7, Goes with Android
Originally one of the most popular options for a tablet operating system, Microsoft Windows 7 has been losing ground to Google's Android operating system for mobile devices. ASUS is just the latest tablet maker to leave Windows 7 in favor of Android.
The ASUS Eee Pad was actually one of the few tablets left that hadn't converted to Android, despite Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer saying that Windows 7 tablets were coming soon . ASUS' Eee Pad, which includes a 10-inch multitouch display, will no longer be using Microsoft's operating system, though.
There is no word on when the tablet will be released or what version of Android it will be running. The latest version is Android 2.2, but reports indicate ASUS is planning to wait for the release of Android 3.0 "Gingerbread" before announcing the next generation of devices, and this tablet will likely run Android 3.0.
Regardless, things still aren't looking too bright for the future of Windows 7 on tablets.