Local assembly of tablets set to start by second half of 2012

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ecuadorian software association Aesoft and Korean PC manufacturer Cobaltray have signed an agreement to start assembling tablets in the South American country, local paper El Comercio reported.

Ecuador is expected to start assembling tablets with technology imported from South Korea starting in the second half of 2012.

All software developers in the country will be able to take part in the project, which also includes ongoing training in Android. The software installed for the tablets' operation will be in Spanish.

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Ecuador's government is providing 50% of the financial backing for the initiative. As part of the project, there are also plans to build training and Android-focused software development centers in the country, which would also cover the rest of the South American market.

Cobaltray offers a variety of products, including a tablet smaller than traditional models for use in primary and secondary schools.