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Android 3.0/3.5 For Tablets Looking Nice

Google tablets will flood homes this Christmas.  They are new, some of them are low cost, and some of them are good, although none are all three...

It has been common knowledge with developers that Google's Android OS is not very well suited to tablet use.  It was designed for small screens for use with mobile devices.  Tablets, although the concept is not brand new, it kind of is new anyway.  For Android especially since so many people are pumping out devices to compete with Apple's iPad.

What is on the horizon though, is Android 3.0 and 3.5, which apparently are going to be much more tablet device friendly.  Google is even working with Motorola and Samsung to make sure that next-generation devices made for Android 3.x will step up the game for performance and consumer friendly interfaces.

Sources:
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/12/07/android.tablet/index.html?hpt=C2
http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20101206/googles-andy-rubin-shows-off-prototype-motorola-tablet/

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