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Rumor: Android 3.0 Ready in December, Launching on Multiple Tablets at CES?

There have been rumors floating around for months that suggest the push back of big holiday Android tablet releases like the Motorola Stingray, was due to delays in Google’s Android 3.0 tablet OS (GingerbreadHoneycomb?).  Those rumors continue to be for the most part true as the Samsung Tab (running Froyo) is currently the only one that has been announced for 2010 and unless something major pops up, will be it.  Today though, a new rumor says Google is locking down December as a release period for their tablet OS and has already notified manufacturers, meaning we’ll likely see an onslaught of devices at CES in January.

In related news, Android 4.0 (Honeycomb? Ice Cream?) is now rumored to be ready in mid-2011, but we’re not about to start speculating on what that means or what it’ll run on.

Since we’re not seeing a ton of love for the proposed Android holiday lineup on Verizon, are we all just setting our sights on January?

Via:  DigiTimes

  • Jason

    Any ideas on the cost of the Samsung Tab yet? I want to build a car-puter for my Audi, but I think it would be awesome to have a 7″ Android Tab installed in the dash that is removable than a 7″ touchscreen hooked to a mini-PC. I believe I could do everything plus some with the Tablet….ideas?

  • jedijesus95

    I can get a new phone in november and unless something gets announced around december I might be getting a Droid X. Il hold out as long as I can. My OG Droid is starting to show its age.

  • Steve

    Got to play with the Samsung Tab today, it is freaking amazing. The 7″ screen is actually a perfect size, smooth as hell, and is not too bad looking either:P

  • Pmaroke

    I have a feeling that 3.0 won't come out for the OG droid… :(((

    Please prove me wrong! We all love our original droids!

  • Detailphreak

    I'm wondering how/if this new os is going to translate into existing handsets. Since I am a droid x guy, I expect another update in 2015.

  • http://gleam.mp/ gleam

    i strongly suspect that the requirement isn't a 1ghz cpu like was reported, but rather a reasonably decent GPU. if the entire UI is going to be hardware accelerated, a good GPU is critical. since the d1 has a decent gpu, i suspect it will run gingerbread fine. same with the g2.

    not so sure about the evo/inc/n1, which don't have particularly great gpus, but which are high profile phones.

  • Shadez

    Icing

  • Poop438

    will tmobile g2 get gingerbread even though it isnt atleast a 1ghz proceser

  • Crmay1215

    So what are the chances now we'll ever see tablets with chrome os?…

  • jmartcougar

    sweet i think this will be so much better than an ipad

  • Code Money

    The power of fragmentation is the knowledge gained from the OS running on multiple phones. The downside is increased developer complications. However, in the end I think it will result a better, stronger, faster Android. Lol sounds like Steve Austin; the bionic Android. Hahaha.

  • aczm1988

    Ok we just freaking got froyo now we get another update. I mean its nice and all but i finally got dark edge and now we gonna get an update lol.

    EDIT: Thats right my pathetic D1 wont support Gingerbread…..Ignore my rant nvm my post lol

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      My dear Adam….
      What makes you think that this will be any different from all other Android Updates?
      I'm sure you remember the wait for 2.1? And how about the wonderful update for 2.2?

      Now we are blessed with 3.0 and we think it's gonna just plop in our lap with no problems?
      Well can I get a “Ho ho ho hollld on a quick minute!” haha :P

      Let's see what plays out before we start getting upset :) lol

  • rayz336

    all I want for Christmas is cash now

  • r0landct

    Gingerbread for tablets and honeycomb for phones? Have to imagine if 4.0 is coming second half as IC then these maybe two separate releases. Maybe they don't want tablet OS to hold up the phone one or vice versa and “splitting” the OS into two fixes that?

    • http://twitter.com/teardropcity matt wheeler

      Such Fragmentation!! ;)

      • r0landct

        Lol. Though if true hopefully it won't impact os features, and just tablet

        specific features to avoid that problem.

  • BA_Carroll

    Saving my Christmas cash for first of the year.

  • Mr. Joshua

    [wiping drool off desk]

  • tbaybe

    i want i want!

    • http://www.facebook.com/justin.munroe1 Justin Munroe

      Me TOO!!!

  • frankd

    2nd

  • mattyboy1013

    YAY gingerbread iz gonna be sweet