Asus confirms Honeycomb is Android 3.0

Asus has confirmed that Honeycomb is, in fact, Google Android 3.0 rather than just version 2.4.

“The newly unveiled family of ASUS tablets arrives with a splash by offering four unique and innovative products. The Eee Pad MeMO has a 7-inch capacitive screen powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor and will ship with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) featuring HD playback capabilities, mobile gaming, an exciting Web experience and is accompanied by a stylus pen for taking handwritten notes”, confirmed Asus in a press release.

The company plans to release three Android 3.0 powered devices over the next 6 months; the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, the Eee Pad Slide and the Eee Pad MeMo.

The confirmation clears up confusion that Honeycomb could just have been version 2.4, the follow up to Android 2.3 launched in December.

The company also becomes the first to officially announce an Android 3.0 device ahead of Motorola, who is expected to launch its Honeycomb-powered tablet device on Wednesday at CES in Las Vegas.



>