Android 3.0 for tablet PCs looks dreamy, honey

6 January 2011

Google had been requesting that tablet PC manufacturers lay off using Android's mobile OS for their budget offerings, because it was giving Android (and tablet PCs in general) a bad name. That's the risk of pushing open source operating systems into the market, so Google responded by developing a new version of the Android OS exclusively for tablet PCs.

Android 3.0 - Honeycomb - is the result, and as you can see in the video above, it's far more suited to the real estate of a tablet screen. If a manufacturer can step up with a decent (i.e. not abysmally shit) hardware experience, then this looks like offering a very attractive alternative to the iPad.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile

3 comments

  • brian
    It does look amazing, however isn't this just further fragmentation of the android OS?
  • iphone u.
    now make one for pc and cause microshaft to shit themselves
  • The B.
    Yep, I've been holding off getting a tablet until v3.0 comes out, now it's up to manufacturers to bung some decent hardware around it, give it a decent pricing structure and not feck around putting their own layers on top of it. Incidentally Google have been developing a pc based OS for a couple of years and it's currently behind schedule, it was supposed to be out last year if memory serves.

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