Google spokesman said via e-mail statement, Honeycomb is designed for tablet PCs, not for mobile phones, before the release of the system in the form of open source, there are a lot of work to do. Google said to the “Business Week ” that may be delayed for several months.
Google said: “code-named Honeycomb’s Android 3.0 system is designed for large-screen devices and improve the small software, multi-task, browsing, notification, and customized functions. While we are pleased to provide these new features for tablet PCs, but before the delivery to other devices including mobile phones, we have more work to do. We decided not to open source temporarily. We commit to provide the Android as an open platform across multiple device types, and release the source code when ready. ”
This means the small handset makers will have to wait for some time to use Honeycomb. However, large equipment vendors such as HTC and Motorola, have been available. In general, these manufacturers will install it in the Tablet PC.
In this regard, Google engineering vice president and Android director Andy Rubin said: ” In order to develop a shipment timetable for the Tablet PC, we made some trade-off design. We do not want to think about how to run the same software on mobile phones. ”
Rubin also said Google did not want to risk “brings a very bad user experience.” When released Honeycomb in February this year, Google spokesman said that it is designed for Tablet PC currently, “In the future these features will be extended to the phone. Mobile’s new Android, may not be called “Honeycomb”, and may also be different from 3.0 versions. ”