Samsung Galaxy Tab May Not Get Android Honeycomb

January 4, 2011, By Leo Xavier

It appears that all of the Galaxy Tab owners are going to face the same dilemma that the Galaxy S owners are facing with their Android updates. Latest info suggests that Samsung’s iPad rival might not get the Android 2.4 Honeycomb update.

According to the managing director of Korean consumer electronics firm Enspert, Bobby Cha, the Android tablets that run on single core processors won’t be able to support Android Honeycomb.

You might already know that a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chipset such as NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 is already known to be the reference point, but according to Cha, it may now need that performance just to “run properly”.

The executive also revealed that the upcoming operating system would also require at least a 720p screen.

This means that the Samsung Galaxy Tab’s last update will be Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The latest info also makes sense because most of the Android tablets that are about to be launched at CES by major companies sports dual-core processors. Major companies are all known to be basing their Android 2.4 tablets on the same Tegra 2 processor and are known to be using 720p or denser displays.

More details about how the new OS works and the devices that it will run on will be available after the start of the CES. We will be there to cover the entire event. So stay tuned.

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