Google: Are You Ready For The Next Evolution Of Android?
With half the geek world straining to analyze cryptic details regarding iPad 2.0, Google is preparing to show case the next generation of Android (dubbed Honeycomb according to Google).
Not content with merelyÂ releasing the Android 3.0 SDK, Google’s invited a smattering of press to its Mountain View campus on Feb. 2 for a closer look at Honeycomb. Didn’t get your invite?Â That’s OK, because the entire shindig’s going to be streamed atYouTube.com/android. (Android Central)
Although numerous Android tablets exist already, most of them are running a customized version of Android that was designed primarily for smartphones, not a larger touch screen device.
While Google’s mobile OS isn’t as impressive as webOS in my honest opinion, Android does have a greater developer community which could be Google’s key towards challenging iOS for the tablet crown.
It will be interesting to see if Android tablets running Honeycomb in 2011 will be able to slow down Apple’s momentum (similar to how Android has slowed down the iPhone’s momentum).
Unlike last year however Google may face stronger competition from rivals like the upcoming HP Topaz (sporting webOS) as well as the Blackberry Playbook, both who could potentially steal market share away from Google in 2011 (at least among tablets).