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Motorola Gives a Glimpse of Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 12-21-2010 Print
Motorola plans to show off a new tablet running Google's Android 3.0 or Honeycomb operating system at the Consumer Electronics Shows next month.

Motorola has released a brief video on YouTube teasing the introduction, at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, of a tablet computer based on Google's Android Honeycomb operating system.

The clip, titled "Tablet Evolution" and set in a museum, is a 1:36-minute history lesson of actual stone tablets, beginning with an Egyptian hieroglyphic tablet dated 3,200 B.C. and moving on to the Ten Commandments and Rosetta Stone.

When the teaser gets to the real message, it does so with competitive sniping at de facto standard tablet makers Apple and Samsung.

Motorola calls Apple's iPad a "giant iPhone" (iOS powers both devices) and notes that Samsung's Galaxy Tab is Android OS "for a phone."

The Tab is based on Android 2.2, which Google executives have acknowledged is not optimized for tablets. Even so, the Tab has sold more than 1 million units this year.

For more, read the eWeek article: Motorola Teases Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet for CES.


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