A few days ago, we have brought you some rumors about the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) release date and future requirements, making a little preview of the long-awaited OS. I know that these rumors were not on everyone’s taste and you were a little bit disappointed, but today, I come with good news, which will surely bring a big smile upon your faces. I am saying that because, it appears that the Android 3.0 Honeycomb will not have any hardware requirements and that the rumors were completely false. Yes, it is true, as Dan Morrill has posted this statement on its tweeter page.
So, if your device is featuring less than a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, it won’t be a problem running on it the Android 3.0 OS. This sounds really good, considering that only a few devices are powered by such a powerful processor, the rest of them being set to a single core 1 GHz CPU or even lower. Another important aspect is that, now, the owners of the single core Galaxy Tab handset will be able to get an OS update. Also, we all know that the Honeycomb is especially designed for tablets, so it is improper to say that phones will be run it as well. I mean not in the way the tablets will do.
This means that a lot of the UI stuff will probably not be translated into the phones area, so the OS will need less graphic power and processing chip, in order to run properly. That’s why we are expecting that some 550 MHz (MyTouch 3G, HTC Hero) or 600 MHz (Motorola Droid) handsets to be open for the Honeycomb update.
There were no words about the others requirements, such as the high resolution screen (1,280×720-more commonly known as 720p), or about the Android 3.0 release date, but I think that we will have it in the following weeks. If you are still having doubts about what I’ve said, you have bellow Dan Morrill’s tweet:
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