We first got the whiff of something called Android 3.2 Honeycomb when Huawei launched its 7 inch MediaPad tablet PC. And now, Google just made the version official while also releasing the SDK as well. The new version of the Honeycomb is aimed at easy scalability to various screen sizes and will ensure apps perform better and to their full potential in smaller tablets with 7 inch sized display. The 7 inchers till now has to do with Android versions that has been built specifically for smartphones but not for the tablet PC like devices.
Interestingly, there are no tablets as of now in the 7 inch class that yet boasts of Android 3.2. The only tablet to have integrated the Android 3.2 version is the Motorola XOOM with the Eee Pad Transformer slated to be the next in line. Both of these are of the 10.1 inch class of tablets and the first 7 inch tablet poised to come pre-installed with the newest Android version will be the Huawei MediaPad. Hopefully, Samsung follows suit with the original Galaxy Tab. The last that we had heard of the 7 inch Galaxy Tab was that it was being prepared for an upgrade to Android 2.3. Maybe Samsung will now reverse the numericals to make it 3.2 version of Android.
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