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Tablet PC shift to LED panels under way

Makers are boosting the release of models with "green" panels to match the trend in various electronics.



  • Shifting to LED & larger screens: The line in China is moving toward LED-backlit panels to match the “green” trend. At present, tablet PCs with such displays represent less than 15 percent of production. By 2015, the share is expected to surpass 60 percent. In terms of size, 7 to 10in models dominate, accounting for 80 percent of output. Units with 5in screens target price-sensitive markets.
  • Android 3.0 OS mainstay: More than 90 percent of tablet computers from China suppliers run on the open-source platform. Forty percent of them are based on Android 3.0, with the latest releases upgraded to 4.0. Android units are projected to keep the lead in coming years.
  • More connectivity options: Makers integrate Bluetooth on request. They also include a SIM slot for 3G mobility.
  • Price & export outlook: Quotes are expected to remain stable in the months ahead. Manufacturers ship more than 80 percent of output overseas, mainly to the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. They anticipate international sales will increase by 20 percent.
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