asus-transformer-book-t100-hands-on-review-08You may remember the ASUS T100 which seemed to be a very interesting Windows 8 system (photo above). However, documents coming from the WiFi Alliance is hinting at the possibility of having the same chassis, but running Android instead! This is going to be particularly interesting for Android fans since there’s a good chance that despite potentially running on a similar hardware (Intel), Android may consume less power.

asus-t00c-android-wifi-certificationIf course, this has not been confirmed and there’s always a possibility that there was somehow a mistake in the WiFi Alliance paperwork (PDF download), but that seems unlikely that an error this big would go through. In that document, you can see that Android 4.2.2 would be the target OS, along with references to 2.4/2.5 GHZ WiFi A/B/G/N and Miracast (a WiFi-based protocol to stream video to an external display).

There is no direct reference to what hardware platform is used (Intel or ARM), but the PC T100 features an Intel Bay Trail Z3740 processor which is paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of total storage space. There is no guarantee that ASUS will keep this configuration, but technically, Android can run on Intel systems, so that’s in the realm of the possible. In any case, I found the overall design to be very interesting in terms of portability and productivity, but keep an eye on the display brightness which is relatively low at 228 Nits (vs. 580 Nits for the Nexus 7 or 415 nits for the Galaxy Tab 3.0).

At the moment, nothing is confirmed obviously, but this is an interesting point that was first spotted by tabletsmagazine in the Netherlands.

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