So if you live in China you might find the title of this post a little misleading because the plan’s afoot for a Chinese release sometime soon. However, Big-L have apparently stated that they will not release an Android tablet in the US until Android 3.x aka Honeycomb. According to Techradar, Honeycomb is not due until Q1 2011. What is a little surprising about this news is that Gingerbread is touted as the main ‘tablet-friendly’ Android release, and as such one would think that Lenovo would be keen to get in on the action. After all, the Samsung Tab and iPad are eating up the market at the moment (among others). Indeed, Honeycomb is expected to be a small iterative upgrade similar to the differences observed between Android 2.1 and 2.2.
“I don’t believe ‘Froyo’ is the right base to have a fully functioning pad,” said Read.
I’m still confused as to why there is no mention of Android 3.0 nor why Lenovo aren’t looking to release something for this platform. I guess it is possible that they want a more mature build of Android before they take it to their corporate customers.
[Source: PC Mag]