The latest Google Android Gingerbread release includes quite a few essential features designed to make life with Android Tablets much easier. Not everyone is interested in Gingerbread and is already eying Google’s upcoming release – Honeycomb. Motorola has gone on to do something that Google should like – they have made it clear that they will only use Honeycomb and nothing else for their tablet PCs, something that Google has been trying to convince many tablet manufacturers to do without much success. Nothing really drives home the point better than to actually have a prototype of the device up for public display.
The unveiling of the tablet from Motorola took place at the “D: Dive Into Mobile” event where Google’s Andy Rubin had brought along with him not only the latest Nexus S but also the Motorola tablet. However, the Honeycomb isn’t the only bright point in the tablet’s feature list. The tablet includes quite a few other goodies. It packs in video chat, an nVidia Dual Core 3D processor, a 9/10 inch touchscreen and so on. Also, another unique aspect of the tablet is that it does not feature any buttons on the front, quite an improvement over the four customary buttons that can be seen on any device running any previous version of the Android.
Apart from these, Rubin also took the opportunity to reveal that Android 3.0 will also include a new API that will make it possible for any application to split its view into a number of panes so that users can have them stacked side by side.
So the next thing to look forward to is the actual release of Android Honeycomb which is slated to happen towards the early part of the second half of 2011. Needless to say, it will be a whole new plane that the tablet war will reach by then and thereafter.
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