1. Gameboy70's Avatar
    From Unwired View:
    According to Mobile-Reviews Eldar Murtazin, Google is indeed working on its own branded tablet, which is scheduled for release sometime in mid-summer or early fall. Upon release, this device will get the latest Android 3.x version of OS, which will become available to partners only after Googles tablet is out. This time the hardware partner making the tablet for Google, is LG.
    The article also claims that pre-Honeycomb tablets won't be upgraded:
    There was also one more interesting quip about Android 3.0 in Eldars article. According to him, if a hardware partner releases the tablet on Android 2.x version of OS, as per licensing agreement for Android 3.0, they are not allowed to update Android 2.x tablets to 3.0 version.
    03-28-2011 03:56 PM
  2. Jalarm's Avatar
    I predicted this...Next Nexus would be a tablet, it makes sense, and I think it's a good idea for Google to do.
    03-28-2011 04:42 PM
  3. ls377's Avatar
    I don't believe the second part. HTC said the Flyer would get Honeycomb, and I doubt they would go out on a limb like that without being sure.
    03-28-2011 05:30 PM
  4. EggoEspada's Avatar
    I like the second part actually (sorry guys). They aren't as capable and probably wouldn't be well optimized for Honeycomb. Though The HTC Flyer/EVO View should be able to just fine.
    03-28-2011 06:16 PM
  5. ls377's Avatar
    I like the second part actually (sorry guys). They aren't as capable and probably wouldn't be well optimized for Honeycomb. Though The HTC Flyer/EVO View should be able to just fine.
    I like it too, except for a few that could handle Honeycomb (Flyer, Streak 7, G Tab). I
    03-28-2011 06:20 PM
  6. Gameboy70's Avatar
    I don't believe the second part. HTC said the Flyer would get Honeycomb, and I doubt they would go out on a limb like that without being sure.
    I've always taken "upgradable to [next version]" claims with a grain of salt. From day one, the Flyer/View was off my list when I saw that it wasn't shipping with Honeycomb. The people who buy it are the same people who complain about the Samsung phones they bought that shipped with Eclair.
    03-28-2011 07:37 PM
  7. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    The second part (if true) is the most anti open-source thing I've ever read, and the final reason for many to never buy, or support, an Android tablet.
    03-28-2011 07:43 PM
  8. ls377's Avatar
    I've always taken "upgradable to [next version]" claims with a grain of salt. From day one, the Flyer/View was off my list when I saw that it wasn't shipping with Honeycomb. The people who buy it are the same people who complain about the Samsung phones they bought that shipped with Eclair.
    The difference is, the Samsung phones got updated.

    The second part (if true) is the most anti open-source thing I've ever read, and the final reason for many to never buy, or support, an Android tablet.
    This. I think its a lie, but it still scares me.
    03-28-2011 08:12 PM
  9. Jalarm's Avatar
    I don't see why a tablet at 2.X couldn't be updated.
    03-28-2011 10:53 PM
  10. RacecarBMW's Avatar
    Isn't the xoom the "Nexus tablet"?
    03-28-2011 10:57 PM
  11. quixoticelixer's Avatar
    The second part (if true) is the most anti open-source thing I've ever read, and the final reason for many to never buy, or support, an Android tablet.
    You are absolutely right. Google is cracking down.
    03-28-2011 11:00 PM
  12. TaeKwonDonkey's Avatar
    Isn't the xoom the "Nexus tablet"?
    I see the Xoom like the OG Droid, it introduced another major step in vanilla Android but its not 100% Google.
    03-28-2011 11:03 PM
  13. garfnodie's Avatar
    What software comes on a tablet matters not to me. I'll root it a.s.a.p. and put the latest OS on anyway. I'm more interested in the hardware inside. Right now I'm excited for the Samsung 10.1. I'll most likely sell my iPad for that.
    03-28-2011 11:51 PM
  14. peacekeeper05's Avatar
    a google nexus made by LG would be nice. at least im expecting lg to do a better job than what motorola did with their xoom. pretty excited for this one. pure android experience on a tab and fast updates, its possible that this nexus tab will have 3.1, probably a more finish and mature version of 3.0., XD.
    03-29-2011 12:35 AM
  15. Baconator's Avatar
    Now a Nexus Tab!? I was wanting the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but if this is true I might get this instead. It better be released soon because on June 8th that 10.1 will be mine.
    03-29-2011 12:41 AM
  16. BogartOfElCajon's Avatar
    Now this rumor just change my whole plans about buying an android tablet. It just sucks that it won't come any sooner, assuming its realy true.
    03-29-2011 01:13 AM
  17. DWR_31's Avatar
    There is good reason why this statement is probably true. Dual-Core processors are a requirement for Honeycomb.......Ah-ha......
    03-29-2011 02:17 AM
  18. tropper's Avatar
    Google is just trying to shoot down Assles future yPad with LG's 3D tech, Google FTW.
    I dont necassarily believe google would lock it down that way, but if I am wrong this will be my last android phone, and I jump to windows an say F'em just on principle
    03-29-2011 07:51 AM
  19. biggbrother2's Avatar
    I thought the G-Slate was the "Nexus" tablet? It's made by LG and runs stock Honeycomb. It's just not called "Nexus Tablet"

    How much different can Google make it?
    03-29-2011 08:14 AM
  20. bb_batman_dcx's Avatar
    I thought the G-Slate was the "Nexus" tablet? It's made by LG and runs stock Honeycomb. It's just not called "Nexus Tablet"

    How much different can Google make it?
    therefore its not the Nexus tablet stop trying to speculate "wasn't this the nexus tablet?" or "isn't that the nexus tablet?"

    if it has a model name already then its not a nexus tablet....the nexus 1 and nexus s didnt have code names...people knew them as the N1 or NS

    and to answer your second question, google pretty much asks LG to build the hardware whereas every once of software is Google's doing (i think...at least thats what i was brought to believe)
    03-29-2011 01:34 PM
  21. Gameboy70's Avatar
    Isn't the xoom the "Nexus tablet"?
    It's conspicuously not a Nexus branded tablet, why begs the question, "Why?" Evidently the Xoom is the G1 of tablets rather than the Nexus One. I think Google's trying to assert more control over their premier partners (Moto, Samsung, et al) by more stringent branding requirements, like which tablet gets knighted with the Nexus label, and which ones get the Powered by Google logo.
    03-30-2011 02:08 AM
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