Asus may have swapped Windows 7 Embedded for Windows for Google's Android operating system for the smaller of its Eee pad devices, the 10-inch EP101TC.
According to Netbooknews, The Taiwanese manufacturer has apparently decided to wait for Gingerbread, AKA, Android v3.0 which will be launched towards the end of the year.
The bigger version, known as the EP121TC, will use Windows 7 and comes with a 12-inch touchscreen. Both models are expected to come with an Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC.
Netbooknews also said that the tablet may be 3G enabled and should come towards the Q1 2011, at least eight months after its announcement at Computex.
The problem is that by the time the first Android based tablets are launched, Apple will already have one or more iPad 2 tablets in the offing.
Furthermore, we wouldn't bet against Asus choosing to go for Chrome OS rather than Android OS 3.0. The platform is scheduled to be launched towards the end of the year.