Android 3.0 Honeycomb Not Just for Tablets

Earlier today we posted that Android 3.0 Honeycomb had some hints in the SDK that it would work on smartphone sized devices as well. This was found, thanks to the emulator that allowed the resolution to be set at a smartphone size rather than a large tablet size.

In an interview with All Things D, one of the guys from Google, Matias Duarte, said the following…

“Tablet was the focus, but the changes we did also free it up to be more flexible for other contexts as well, it’s about really eliminating all the barriers to all the different kinds of form factors that people might want to interact with.”

From this we now expect to see Android 3.0 being pushed on to other devices and not just be restricted to the tablet form factor.

Although this doesn’t hint at when we might see Android 3.0 powered smartphones, it seems that this is now the plan of Google, to essentially eliminate all the barriers to the different kinds of form factors.

This would make sense for Google to keep things in the same version just like iOS runs now. It makes the whole process cleaner having a single version that suits all devices.

As for the next smartphone version of the OS, this is expected to be Ice Cream, so perhaps this will have a hint of Honeycomb and become 3.1 rather than 2.4. That, we don’t know just yet.

Via: Geeky Gadgets

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