Android Honeycomb Reportedly To Require Dual-Core Processor
Even though Google has yet to officially announce Android 2.4 (or 3.0), otherwise known as Honeycomb, they have specifically stated that it was designed for tablets. According to Bobby Cha, Managing Director of Enspert, Honeycomb requires a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, which is why the tablets mentioned to feature the next iteration of Android also feature a dual-core processor. In other words, it is no coincidence that Google is requiring high-end hardware to operate on its high-end software.
Interestingly, Honeycomb will not require that the tablet has a 10 inch screen, as Cha reminds us that seven inches will also do the trick. Galaxy Tab owners might get excited over this news, because it looks like there is a chance Samsung’s first Android tablet will be upgraded to Honeycomb, but remember it requires a dual-core processor, which is absent from the Galaxy Tab. However, this is still good chance it will at least be updated to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Many electronic companies plan to announce Android tablets featuring the unannounced Honeycomb OS, but there is a good chance only the Motorola DROID XOOM will actually be running Honeycomb at CES 2011. If you recall, Andy Rubin held the Motorola Tablet running Android Honeycomb a while back at a conference.
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