Android was the first of today's dominating platforms for tablet computers to reach the market. In 2008, the first plans for Android-based tablets appeared. The first products were released in 2009. Among them was the Archos 5, a pocket-sized model with a 5-inch , that was first released with a proprietary operating system and later (in 2009) released with Android 1.4. The Camangi WebStation was released in Q2 2009. The first tablet appeared late 2009 and was made by ICD for . This unit was called the Ultra, but a version called Vega was released around the same time. Ultra had a 7-inch display while Vega's was 15 inches. Many more products followed in 2010. Several manufacturers waited for , specifically adapted for use with tablets, which debuted in February 2011.
In 2013, Samsung announced a tablet running and operating systems concurrently; switching from one operating system to the other and vice versa does not require restarting the device, and data can be synchronized between the two operating systems. The device, named , was scheduled for release in late 2013 but its release has been indefinitely delayed.  presented its first tablet computer during its global press conference in New York on 23 November 2010. The family which is called also includes a big screen called Iconia Smart. The Iconia series displays utilize . Meanwhile, released its , a tablet that is also capable of running the operating systems Windows 8 and Android.
Intel announced a processor-based touchscreen tablet computer in 1999, under the name WebPAD. It was later re-branded as the "Intel Web Tablet".
Following their earlier tablet-computer products such as the PenPad and the CIC Handwriter, in September 1989, released the first commercially available tablet-type portable computer, the . The GRiDPad was also manufactured by the Samsung Corporation after acquiring GRiD System. All three products were based on extended versions of the operating system.
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