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Android Honeycomb: Google rebuffs hardware requirements rumours

Android Honeycomb: Google rebuffs hardware requirements rumours

Rumours that the next major new iteration of Google’s Android operating system would only run on high-end, next-generation tablets have been refuted by leading light of the Android project Dan Morill.

Earlier this week, Bobby Cha of components maker told PCMag that dual core processors will be required on any device running Gingerbread.

That’d rule out an update for all of the current-gen tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab, stranding owners on a version of the platform not designed with tablets in mind.

And it’ll rule out every Android phone too, when Google gets around to making Honeycomb for phones after the scheduled initial period as a tablet-only platform update.

However, it seems that those fears were unfounded. According to a tweet from Android developer Morril, who has revealed that Gingerbread will in fact have “no hard minimum processor requirement".

He added: “Trust me, if there were I’d know” – something that given his status is actually pretty hard to argue with. Those fragmentation fears it seems were little more than stuff and nonsense, then.

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