Sunday, January 9, 2011

Presentation of Android 3.0 Honeycomb in what will be the year of the tablets

During the CES 2011 held in the city of Las Vegas, Google presented a video what will be Android 3.0 Honeycomb. With a revamped interface and oriented tablets, more and more devices on the market, Google intends to continue to enter the consumer market with the leading operating system mobile Open Source.

As shown in the video, There is a complete redesign of the interface, Services and applications like YouTube and eBookstore have suffered a pretty big facelift, touting the power of the system and the hardware on which they work.

But with respect to the latter comes the bad news: it requires more powerful hardware, apparently based on dual-core processors, which will prevent the current equipment can be upgraded to Honeycomb, Including the Galaxy Tab.

On the other hand, one of the first devices to exhibit the new Google operating system is Motorola Xoom ,A tablet of 10.1 "powered by nVidia Tegra 2 and a set of features now standard in the art tablets, this tablet is added to the G-Slate, which not many details yet, but appears to be similar. The important thing is that it shows that Honeycomb is now ready and that the jurisdiction of the tablets this year will be brutal, probably, We are witnessing what will be the year of the tablets.

Android will be a major player in the world of tablets this year, but need not be unique.

Well, here's the interesting thing that I can get from this, the market for tablets is a new and emerging market, it is true that is now dominated by Apple, but Android is promoted more and more mainly because it's open source, Among other reasons, too soon to enter and to compete MeeGo and even Ubuntu is already being used in these devices.

All this represents a real opportunity for Linux and Free Software, Bearing in mind that Microsoft is so even ventured into this world as the projects mentioned above, the path is clear for the moment (though not for much longer). Not as you see Is this the opportunity of Linux and open source projects and free to reach the masses? What will it take for it?
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