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Android 3.0 Honeycomb: Minimum Specs – Updates in Danger?

It was not too long ago that we heard a false rumor that Android 2.3 Gingerbread may require a minumum specification of a 1GHz processor, but now we’re hearing that OS Honeycomb may have some requirements too.

According to this report from Phandroid, reports have suggested that Android 3.0 Honeycomb may need a dual-core processor and a high resolution display screen to operate properly.

To go into more detail, the dual-core processor spec may have to be based on the Cortex-A9 architechture, which shouldn’t be a problem for handsets such as the LG Optimus 2X which runs on a Nvidia Tegra 2 chip. If the news turns out to be true though, it obviously isn’t good news for popular handsets such as the Nexus S, Droid X and Droid Incredible, as it may mean that users have to upgrade handsets if they want to receive a Honeycomb update in the future.

As for the high resolution display spec, we’re hearing that Honeycomb will require a minimum HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. It’s worth noting that Honeycomb may turn out to be a Tablet-specific OS anyway, so there would be no need to panic about this. If these details are confirmed throughout this week or at CES 2011, we’ll give you an update.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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