Japan has had its first Android 3.2 tablet introduced, Sharp’s Galapagos A01SH. The new Galapagos tablet comes in at 7-inches making it a great candidate for the new Android 3.2 OS that’s optimized for smaller tablets.
Sharp states that the new Galapagos will be shipping to the U.S. later this year, a voyage Sharp’s other Android tablets haven’t officially made. PhoneArena states that the Sharp Galapagos A01SH tablet has already made its way through the FCC in the U.S. to get certifications before sale.
The new A01SH features a lot of the same specifications that the other Android Honeycomb tablets currently shipping with. That means the A01SH comes with the 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processing chip, 2MP front and 5MP rear cameras, 8GB built-in storage, microSD support (up to 32 GB), 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, mini HDMI and microUSB ports, and up to 7.5 hours estimated battery life (this tablet takes 2.5 hours to charge fully, according to Sharp).
The only real difference between this tablet and other Honeycomb tablets is the 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen features 1024-by-600 resolution.
The price of the A01SH in Japan or the U.S. isn’t available at this time for me to report.