ViewSonic has delayed the release of their forthcoming tablet, the gTablet, due to unfinished Adobe software that has delivered poor Flash capability.
Earlier reports indicated manufacturing problems or issues with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chip were the reason for the gTablet’s delay from a January launch in Australia until ViewSonic revealed the real problem.
Running on the latest NVIDIA dual-core processor, the Tegra 2, the current software by Adobe and ViewSonic has not been optimised for Flash 10 and will not be until late January, delivering poor Flash capability and user interface functionality.
With Google Android’s tablet-optimised Honeycomb update under wraps until sometime around February next year alongside an optimised version of Flash 10, many Android tablets will either be released to a high number of consumer complaints as has happened in Europe or will be further delayed like ViewSonic’s gTablet.
Apple abandoned Flash with their iPad, opting for HTML5 instead.