Honeycomb to be dual core only?

The word on the street (the virtual one at least) is that Honeycomb is going to require a minimum set of hardware requirements to operate "properly" and it looks as if it's bad news for most smartphone, as well as Samsung Galaxy Tab, owners.

And that's because Bobby Cha, the managing director at Korean electronics company Enspert, has stated that Honeycomb will, in fact, require a dual-core CPU and a 1280 x 720 resolution to function as it should. He even mentions the preferred processor as the ARM Cortex-A9.

Now, this is just a rumour at the moment, but it hasn't yet been poo-pooed by Google - so it will be interesting to see what sort of details are uncovered at CES.

Honeycomb is expected to be the first Android OS designed specifically with tablets in mind. We already know that it will be appearing on Motorola's tablet effort, which is set for a CES 2011 unveiling, but we don't yet know if the OS will be Android 2.4 or 3.0.

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