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Acer Iconia Tab A100 delayed due to Honeycomb issues

We have been hearing rumors of a possible delay in the global launch of Acer Iconia Tab A100 tablet, but it seems we finally have a confirmation and what is the reason behind the delay. This Acer Honeycomb tablet was announced in various markets including India with a promised availability around June, but it seems company is finding it hard to make Honeycomb apps compatible with the 7 inch display of the device.

According to a report in Digitimes, the sources have revealed that Honeycomb was made with 10 inch tablets in mind and manufacturers are having problems customizing it for 7 inch tablets. Well, that clearly explains why we haven’t seen any 7 inch Android 3.0 tablet in the market.

HTC Evo View 4G, which is the US version of HTC Flyer, is said to be coming with Honeycomb on-board, but company has yet to explicitly announce it. All the other seven inch Android tablets in the market are either running Gingerbread/FroYo or below.

Google is said to be working to fix these problems and we might see the launch around August-September across the globe.

On the other hand, the tablo-phone Iconia Smart has also been delayed to July due to component shortage arising from the Japan quake.

 

One thought on “Acer Iconia Tab A100 delayed due to Honeycomb issues

  1. too bad to see this tablet delayed, looks like the best designed 7″ thus far. I don’t know why other 7″ tablets have such large bezels–isn’t the point to be able to hold a 7″ tablet in one hand and maybe fit it in your pocked?!?!?

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