Lenovo Might Launch Intel or ARM-based Android Convertible

Paul Lilly

The IdeaPad Yoga 11S won't be the only new hybrid laptop from Lenovo.

Lenovo recently showed the hybrid notebook category a little love with the introduction of its ThinkPad Helix Ultrabook for enterprise clients and IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook for consumers. Both products tow the Microsoft line with Windows 8 serving as the centerpiece, but might we see a convertible laptop from Lenovo running Android instead? There's a good possibility, based on the latest chatter around the web.

Citing "industry sources," DigiTimes says Lenovo is planning to launch an Android tablet/notebook hybrid powered by either an Intel or ARM processor.. The targeted time frame is the first half of 2013.

At least one of the sources indicated that Intel and Lenovo are working together to roll out Android tablets. Nothing has been confirmed, but it's known that Lenovo previously wanted to release a Medfield-based tablet running Android in the third quarter of 2012. Lenovo delayed its plans so as not to be overshadowed by the 4th generation iPad, iPad mini, and influx of Windows 8/RT tablets, in addition to lower cost Android slates.

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