September 25, 2022

Dell Android 3.0 Tablet Coming

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Dell's CEO committed the company to producing an iPad challenger based on the new Android 3.0 Honeycomb software. Image courtesy of Dell.

Google is updating it’s Android operating system with the new Honeycomb version, or Android 3.0. This release is supposed to include some much anticipated features for tablet devices.

Following the release of the Android 3.0 preview SDK for developers, Dell CEO, Michael Dell, promptly committed his company to a tablet based on Android 3.0 as soon as it was fully available for delivery. The tablet will be a bit of a deviation Dell’s current offering, taking more specific aim at the Apple iPad.

The Dell tablet is to carry a 10 inch screen and take full advantage of the usability features of the new Android 3.0 operating system.

Dell and Apple have long been competitors, fighting over consumer loyalties and market share. Apple doesn’t seem to be too concerned over competitors coming after the position the iPad holds in the tablet device market. Tim Cook, Apple’s COO, recently had this to say during an earnings call:

“We’re not sitting still. We have a huge first-mover advantage. And a huge user advantage from iTunes to the App Store. Huge number of apps and an ecosystem. We’re very confident entering into a fight with anyone.”

No word yet on the targeted release of the new Dell 10 inch tablet, but much of the schedule rests on Google’s release of Android Honeycomb.