ASUS introduced the Eee Pad tablet at Computex 2010 in May. The Taiwanese vendor announced a couple of variants: the Windows 7-based Eee Pad EP121 and the Windows Embedded Compact 7-based Eee Pad EP101TC. While its decision to enter the tablet market may have not been much of a surprise, the choice of operating systems was. ASUS had gone against the grain and put all its eggs in the Windows basket.
But announcing a tablet based on the ARM-compatible Windows Embedded Compact 7 platform and launching it are two very different things. According to German site Netbook News, ASUS has decided to replace Windows Embedded with Android as the operating system for its 10-inch EP101TC tablet, which will be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC (System-on-Chip). There has been no official confirmation yet.