If you’re a kid who grew up in the 80’s, you’ll remember this jingle from the old Honeycomb cereal commercials. Well, history might repeat itself but this time in the consumer tablet computing world as Honeycomb, the new Android 3.0 operating system for tablet computers, goes head-to-head with the iPad and Windows-based tablets.If the Android mobile phone operating system is any indication, Android for tablets will give iOS and Windows 7 a real run for the money. It’s the final showdown between closed systems with application programming interfaces that allow for third party development versus open platforms like Android where the restrictions are far less and some great applications are being developed quickly and distributed for free.Amplify’d from www.wired.com
What We Know About Honeycomb, the Android for Tablets
After Apple’s runaway success with its 2010 debut of the iPad, expectations on tablets offerings from competing companies in 2011 have been high. And at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there was certainly no dearth of new tablet debuts. Estimates of the number of new tablets showcased at CES ranged in the 50’s to the 80’s. From what we understand, the Honeycomb operating system has been designed to take advantage of the tablet shape in particular.
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