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Samsung Honeycomb tablet already in development

Samsung Honeycomb tablet already in development

Samsung is set to bring more Android-powered tablets to market from next year and onwards.

Samsung’s head of product planning, WP Hong revealed that its first Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab, will run on Android 3.0 “Gingerbread”, the latest in a string of dessert-themed updates of Google’s mobile operating system.

He also confirmed that future tablet efforts from the company would leap straight to the next major iteration of Android, currently known as “Honeycomb”.

Mr Hong said: "The next platform we'll be using [on the Galaxy Tab] will be Gingerbread. Depending on our international partners, we'll be working to upgrade from Froyo to Gingerbread."

"Moving forward, with Honeycomb, that will be used in the next generation tablet, as it [Honeycomb] is specifically optimised for different type of tablet, and will be used on another product only."


It is perhaps telling that he describes Honeycomb as optimised for tablets, suggesting that Google is serious about capturing a share of the tablet market from its chief rival, Apple.

Samsung’s Honeycomb tablet is set to hit store shelves as early as next year, with a "portfolio of tablet products" planned for 2012.

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