Honeycomb Android OS Will Require Some Powerful Hardware To Run

Posted Jan 4, 2011

According to managing director of Korean consumer electronics company Enspert Bobby Cha, the tablet hardware specifications to run the Android Honeycomb operating system has to be pretty high. The hardware of the tablet would need to be at least dual-core ARM Cortex-A9.

What this means is that current Android tablets cannot be upgraded to Honeycomb. Currently the NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform is the only chipset that has a Cortex-A9. Other manufacturers said that they are moving to this processor architecture in 2011. Google had put together Honeycomb on a prototype tablet last month, but they did not reveal any of the hardware specs on it.