Google: Android 2.2 "Not Optimised" For Tablets

Posted: Sep 10 2010, 10:52am CDT | by , in News | Android

 
Google: Android 2.2 "Not Optimised" for Tablets
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Poor Samsung.

Ouch. Get ready for a bit of a heartbreaker, folks. TechRadar reports that Google has made a statement that the Android 2.2 on Samsung's Galaxy Tab was "not optimised for use on tablets". Android Market is not available for the Tab because Google does not believe many apps will run well on the larger screen.

This lends credence to the suspicions that Android Gingerbread will be the tablet-focused edition of Android. Google seems hellbent on making the first "with Google" tablets something truly special. The iPad bowled people over with its simplicity, elegant design and outstanding battery life. As neat as the Tab is, it has nothing on the iPad.

Google has high hopes for Android's tablet future. They want to make sure their first official foray into the slate world is at least as successful as their first jaunt into smartphones. Motorola's new tablet is rumored to be "with Google" and due out in October. The Adam was designed to function under the Genesis UI, which will hopefully lend it the functionality and "oomph" that the Tab lacks.

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