Delay of Android 3.0 Honeycomb was Caused by Competition with iPad 2

According to the report, updates from Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” of Google would not be making its way to smaller developers anytime shortly: The company has chosen to postpone the release of the source code of Android 3.0 to the public.

It’s not easy to understand why Google is Android 3.0: the update has long been advertized as being prepared specially for tablets, and Google has been oddly calm concerning how precisely the update will be appropriate to smartphones. The rush to deliver a compelling tablet OS of the company was most probable motivated by the release of the iPad 2,  that’s why Android 3.0 tablets similar to the Motorola Xoom were made known last January, months before Apple had even verified the subsistence of the iPad 2.

Andy Rubin, Android Head of Google also corroborates this line of thinking to Bloomberg: he said,  “To make our schedule to ship the tablet, we made some design tradeoffs. We didn’t want to think about what it would take for the same software to run on phones. It would have required a lot of additional resources and extended our schedule beyond what we thought was reasonable. So we took a shortcut.”

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Currently that shortcut is lastly reappearing to gnaw Google. The postponement, which is anticipated to end for only some months, will certainly enrage open source supporters who believe that the whole Android development process of Google’s entire Android must be open for everybody to witness.

This news means that we would not have tablets from lesser gadget makers and Android 3.0 phones anytime soon for consumers. Motorola will go on to distribute its Xoom tablets, and other Android 3.0 tablets from foremost companies similar to 10-inch Galaxy Tab of Samsung are not being affected.

The actual query at present is if it was value it for Google to shove Android 3.0’s improvement to fight with the iPad 2. Xoom tablet of Motorola was checked carefully, although its sales haven’t been wherever close to iPad 2 levels. It’s as well more costly as and thicker than the iPad 2, so there’s very small convincing consumers to select it over Apple’s line up.

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