A new rumor has emerged related to Android Honeycomb, there was already a rumor that Honeycomb could be android 2.4 but an unsourced rumor from Digitimes claims that we’ll be waiting just a bit longer. After running through the tablet plans for companies like Tiwan Manufactures, Asustek and MSI, the blog says that Google will release “Android 3.0 in March” for Tablets.
The source also confirms that Taiwanese manufacturers are set to join the stampede to show off tablet devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Elite Computer Systems (ECS) is reportedly looking to launch a raft of e-book readers in 6, 8 and 9.7-inch form factors and based on the Android operating system. Windows 7 and Android tablet PCs would also feature with 10-inch screens and Intel Atom CPU for the Windows devices and ARM-based units for the Android devices.
MSI is also getting in on the act with 10-inch Windows 7-based tablets as well as prototype Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’ ARM-powered units which the company intends to release in March, according to DigiTimes sources, when Google releases the tablet-friendly 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’.
Motorola seems poised to unveil their Honeycomb-powered tablet, possibly named Xoom, in less than two weeks at CES, so you have to imagine that Google wouldn’t wait much longer than that, to launch the new version of the Android OS.
Most of the known Honeycomb-powered tablets have rumoured launch dates in the spring, so we guess this is the season when we will taste the Android 2.4/3.0 flavour for the very first time.