The 16:9 aspect won't work as well. We can even thank Netflix for shedding light on that: they're finding people are streaming to AppleTV more that iPads. I know I'm stretching here but that could show some indication that these companies are betting on the wrong size thinking it'll be a major movie viewer... when it won't.
My parents only used their iPad to watch movies when their LCD TV broke and were waiting for their new one to be delivered.
Is this new Android made for 16:9? Does every company using it have the same size? And who decides that? Google or the tablet manufacturers? Curious if anyone has any insight
Just looking at desktop monitors (well, laptops as well), 16:9 seems to be dominant form factor at present... thought 1280x800 is 16:10, I believe. 16:9 would be more like 1360x768 or 1280x720.
Anyway... my 2 year old HP 6730b laptop had 15.6" 1280x800 screen and it was HP business line laptop. I think it is decent resolution for both work and multimedia. 16:9 video will leave thin black strips above and below screen, or, alternatively, video player will be able to use that extra space for controls without overlapping them on video.