Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by colchiro, Feb 4, 2011.
Google's Android 'Honeycomb' Seen as First Credible iPad Challenger
Thanks for that.. I thought for sure I was going to click on an outdated article, but that was posted on the 3rd of February.
Interesting about the bits which will go to phones:
"Honeycomb, or Android 3, Google says, will only ship on tablet devices. Those with Android phones will see various Honeycomb features appear on those devices over time, though it's currently unclear how Google will differentiate the product versions."
I think it can be since Android 3.0 honeycomb is and Tablet PC powered Android. Even though Google said it will also works for smartphones but I believe it will be not optimum.
Ice Cream, which may get the Android 2.4 designation, will get Honeycomb features, though not all. This is intended for smartphones.
FWIW their fiddling with the naming and the numbering scheme is probably going to be the next hurdle they place in front of themselves. The competition is going to slay them for their "non-intuitive" naming schemes. Logically 3.0 > 2.x, and the average consumer will see it that way; you can bet the competition will spin it that way. And what happens when we hit 2.9? We are going to get another 'random' jump in numbers. To the educated consumer this won't be anything more than perhaps an annoyance. To the lamen, let the (unnecessary) confusion ensue.
I think folks put to much on the name and numbers given to an update every time one is released. If we just keep it simple as we are getting a software update, it would limit or eliminate the confusion.
These tablets/pads are stupid...
Think there will be an integration on Honeycomb for smartphones. I am sure Honeycomb would be able to work on phone (as seen in the early release of the emulator for honeycomb), but for a true next gen software we probably have to wait till ice cream sandwich which will align the two platforms (maybe Google TV as well) together. Remember they are going the route of "fragments" and this will allow the two different hardware types to co-exist.
I'm surprised because this contradicts clear statements made earlier by Andy Rubin.
Will the budget tablets such as the Flytouch 3 be powerful enough to run Honeycomb? Looks nice!