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Honeycomb: Google’s New Android Mobile OS Require ‘Dual-core Processor’

Google Android “Honeycomb” requires a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor to run. PC Magazine’s Sascha Segan is citing the director of Enspert, who claims that Honeycomb will require a “dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor.”

He’s also confident that Motorola’s tablet will be the first device to market with the new Android, and his other min specs line up with the idea of Honeycomb being initially a tablet-only release. Additionally, the screen resolution will set a higher industry standard — with 1280×720 showing as the rumored minimum. Of course, resolution will vary in difficulty for manufacturers depending on the actual screen size, so it’s likely that all tablets for Honeycomb will be 7-inches and up.

These specs seem to clearly leave out Galaxy Tab, along with anything else on the market or soon to arrive that doesn’t have a Tegra 2 chip. It also makes sense that the Galaxy Tab 2 is going to be using Tegra 2 — Samsung clearly won’t be deterred.

And how about phones for Honeycomb? Of course, dual-core handsets are right around the corner, so we doubt handsets will be without Honeycomb for long.


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