Android 3.0 Honeycomb may need higher requirements

Motorola’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb Xoom tablet made quite a commotion last month. It’s expected to be one beefy tablet inside. A new report suggests that all future Honeycomb-powered tablets may require powerful dual-core processors and high resolution displays in order to run properly.

The report comes from Bobby Cha, managing director of Korean consumer electronics firm Enspert. Cha believes that Android Honeycomb will be reserved for high-end tablets, leaving old Android tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, unable to be upgraded.

Cha is also going out on a limb and suggesting that a minimum 1280 x 720 screen resolution may be enforced in all Honeycomb-powered tablets. The higher resolution meshes with what we’ve been hearing about Motorola’s Xoom and could very well be true.

If Cha’s research and analysis turn out to be true, then we can all expect Hoenycomb tablets to at least give the iPad and its seemingly fast A4 processor a run for its money. Dual-core processors in mobile devices seem to be the next natural step. RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook has a dual-core processor and it beats the pants off the iPad in terms of speed.

We reiterate: bring on the tablets.

via dvice