Google Must Make Tablets “Honeycomb Ready” |

Last night Google’s Andy Rubin finally unveiled the tablet-friendly version of the Android OS last night. Rubin showed off Android 3.0, aka “Honeycomb,” on a prototype Motorola tablet—and promptly threw the nascent Android tablet market into further confusion.

Honeycomb is coming out next year. Yeah, sure, it rewrites core apps to make them more tablet-licious, but the most important aspect is the APIs. It looks like Honeycomb will let third-party programmers write apps designed for a wide range of Android tablets, rather than blown-up phone apps or app versions targeted to one specific manufacturer or device.

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