Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb: Too Sweet for other devices

 

By Posted 25 Mar 2011, 13:40

Here is some disappointing news for those of you who were hoping to get the sweet taste of Android 3.0 Honeycomb on your desired device. Google have announced that they will not be releasing the source code anytime soon.

The company has released statements confirming details that the latest Android OS is designed specifically for the devices it already features on and intend to keep it that way for now. Their motivation all along has seemed to be restricting its offerings to the devices they come on.

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The news comes from an article at Bloomberg BusinessWeek which says in the past Google has been fairly generous with making the source codes for past Android OSs available but is now intent on keeping the latest tight.

One reason being suggested for this the fact that having announced in the past that Android was not for tablets, manufacturers went on and used them in those devices anyway much to Google’s dismay. Another reason being suggested is that maybe Honeycomb isn’t quite ready.

Click the link above where you will find BusinessWeek’s full article and more details about this story. What do you think of the news? Why do you think Google are withholding Honeycomb for now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.