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Posted at 9:38 AM ET, 01/31/2011

Android Honeycomb debut set for Wednesday

By Hayley Tsukayama

Google's vice president of engineering Andy Rubin on Wednesday will formally debut Android 3.0, nicknamed Honeycomb, at a company event in Mountain View, Calif.

Invitations to the event went out Friday, promising Rubin and other Google employees will show off in-depth demonstrations of what the new system can do. Unlike its predecessors, Honeycomb is said to be focused on running on tablets rather than phones.

At the Consumer Electronics Show, many companies bragged about running the latest build of Android on their tablets, including the Motorola Xoom, which many have dubbed the most likely challenger to Apple's iPad.

Rubin teased Honeycomb in early December 2010 and at CES.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 31, 2011; 9:38 AM ET
Categories:  CES 2011, Gadgets, Tablets  
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Now we just need a good port of that to the Nook Color.

Posted by: wiredog | January 31, 2011 10:22 AM | Report abuse

It won't be the operating system that will propel the number of Android phones past the iPhone, it will be the lack of need to sign up and then pay for 2 years of what A.T.T. humorously calls "service".

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Posted by: jerrywww | January 31, 2011 4:09 PM | Report abuse

It won't be the operating system that will propel the number of Android phones past the iPhone, it will be the lack of need to sign up and then pay for 2 years of what A.T.T. humorously calls "service".

www.boskolives.wordpress.com

Posted by: jerrywww | January 31, 2011 4:10 PM | Report abuse

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