Electronics company Enspert’s managing director Bobby Cha reported the fact that Android Honeycomb could be designed only for high-end tablets and the current Android Tablets might be taken out of the equation.
A dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chipset like NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 is already known to be the reference point for Android Honeycomb and this might mean that the upcoming Android Tablet version might not work on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Korean executive also told PCMag that the new OS will require at least 720p screen resolution but both 10-inch and 7-inc tablets can co-exist.
Google didn’t want to comment but is known that brands like Motorola, LG, HTC and Samsung are going to use Tegra 2 processors powered by Android 2.4 and are going to use 720p or higher density displays.
If the rumors are true and we take into account the fact that Samsung already sold over 1.5 mil tablets, all this slates will remain only with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board and no chance of upgrading any further. But I believe if this would be the case, developers will find a way to port and make the latests version of Android available on the current tablets as well.
We will have to wait and see what will CES 2011 bring us and finger crossed for all those who purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab until now.
The above rumors that Honeycomb was going to require a dual-core processor have been denied! Lots of tablet owners wrote all over the internet (and in our comments) that they are worried that the next Android OS won’t be available on Galaxy Tab. A few hours ago, Dan Morrill from Android Team denied the rumors through a tweet saying : “there’s no hard minimum for Honeycomb”.
So good news guys, don’t worry, enjoy your tee , coffee, sleep and wait for Honeycomb to be released so we can enjoy it!