Asus Android Tablets will not Feature Honeycomb; Won’t Arrive Till Summer

January 13, 2011, By Leo Xavier

You might not have forgotten Asus’ CES press conference where the company had unveiled their latest products, which were promised to arrive with the Android Honeycomb OS. It appears that those newly unveiled Asus Android tablets will arrive only later this summer and the devices will not be equipped with Android 3.0.

As you know, the CES was the event where we saw the unveiling of the latest tablet devices that will be fighting it out on the market this year. One among the companies that showcased their new products was Asus who unveiled four tablets.

Three of those tablets were said to be running the Honeycomb operating system. But now, according to Asus’ John Swatton, that announcement “was a mistake”.

And you must know that, there are hardware requirements for the new operating system to work. It appears that Asus did not know the detailed technical specifications requirements of the Honeycomb. When the tablets are launched, they will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Earlier, it was expected that the new Asus tablets would arrive in the first half of 2011, but Swatton has also said that they won’t be coming until Q3 of 2011.

With the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook and the iPad 2 coming out in 1H, along with the rest of the tablet rivals, we think that Asus can forget about its dreams to become a major player in the 2011 tablet wars.

But, since it has already been said that the tablets will arrive late, there is also a possibility that the company might bring changes to the hardware and introduce Honeycomb tablets as promised. Let’s wait and see.

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