If you are on the market for an affordable Android tablet that covers the basics, Valmart may have something interesting: the US retailer is allegedly preparing an Android tablet budget for the iPad.
Bloomberg describes the upcoming tablet as a "cheap, friendly" device that will be worn by the ONN brand brand that Valmart uses for other products.
According to data registered in the US Federal Communications Commission, the tablets will be manufactured in China and will be equipped with Google's mobile operating system – though perhaps with Valmart tvist.
Valmartos spokesman confirmed to Bloomberg that such devices are really on the way, but we still do not have any other details like price, launch date or international availability information.
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Another source said the upcoming board will have an 8-inch display, the MediaTek MT8163 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage, and will be shipped with Android 9 Pie.
The choice is not huge for anyone interested in picking up a tablet not made by Apple. Amazon sells some very cheap Fire tablets with its version of Android, while Samsung still offers a few more premium alternatives.
It appears that Google is just moving towards using Chrome OS on tablets, while serving Android applications – just like it did with the recent Picell Slate.
It sounds like the Valmart ONN Android tablet will be designed in a similar way as now to abolish the Tesco Hudl tablet: something inexpensive enough to drive you into a pulsating shopping while searching the store.