Monday, December 13, 2010

Motorola Android Tablet, Honeycomb

As many of your know, the current Android software is not designed to be run on a tablet with a screen larger than 5". Version 2.X which goes by many names....Froyo is currently on my Droid and code name Gingerbread is for the upcoming 2.3.

Honeycomb is the expected code name for Android 3.0, which is supposed to be functional for tablet screens up to 11 inches. Many of the manufacturers are waiting patiently for this version to create a tablet that can tackle the iPad. It appears that Google will hold things up for another couple months, providing Apple to build their user base up this holiday season and prepare the iPad 2 expected in the coming months.

During the All Things D conference last week, Andy Rubin of Google gave a preview of an upcoming Motorola tablet running a beta version of Honeycomb I suspect. Other tablet specs...
  • 32GB Storage
  • Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 dual-core
  • gyroscope sensor
  • 1280x800
  • 2MP front camera
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 1GHz system processor
  • microSD support
  • 512MB RAM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and LTE (Verizon)
No word on pricing, but the iPad could actually be getting some competition...


iPad, I'm Lovin' IT!