Jan 06 AT 12:38 PM Nick Gray 10 Comments

Minimum Android 3.0 hardware requirement rumor gets debunked

Google’s Dan Morrill has come out and debunked one of the latest rumors regarding Android 3.0. That’s right, Android 3.0 will not feature a minimum hardware requirement. Rumors have been floating around that Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) would require a dual-core processor, leaving several older Android tablets (namely the Samsung Tab) out in the cold.

The news comes from Dan Morrill’s Twitter account which states: ”#dejavu Random note: there’s no hard minimum processor requirement for Honeycomb. Trust me, if there were I’d know.” While the dual-core processor requirement rumors seemed plausible, we never really believed it much since Android is an open platform and anyone would be able to take it and install the OS on any hardware they wanted. Sure, Android 3.0 may run a lot better on a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset, but that doesn’t mean your Hummingbird-powered Galaxy Tab will not have a smooth ride once loaded up with Honeycomb.

Source: @morrildl (Twitter)

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Dennis

    Ah! Good to hear. One question. When is the G2 getting Gingerbread? I thought the G2 would get timely updates?

    • http://Website SquirrelWithAGunAtTheZoo

      Given that the Nexi One still don’t have gingerbread AFAIK, I’m not surprised a carrier phone doesn’t have it yet, even if the g2 does run vanilla android.

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      Cyanogenmod should have gingerbread out next week or so.
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    Calm down buddy your g2 will get timely updates WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF TMOBILE… Your update will fall right in behind OUR BELOVED HTC EVO 4G… SPRINT RULES UPDATES…. NEXUS ONE 1ST…. EVO 2ND…. THEN EVERYONE ELSE THIRD….. SO BE PATIENT

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      @Richard slow down a bit my sprint loving pal.
      We seem to have a few things wrong g2 or evolution after the n1 have we forgotten the NS shame on you who knows who will be 3 or 4. The order is a follows Nexus line first 1 and 2 sadly for you the best u can hope for is 3. Sorry but its nexus lane we live on please pick a number from the hat. All in good sport

  • http://Website Dennis

    Surely, you jest. Evo has skins and Android variations here and there. The G2 is running Vanilla for the most part. The G2 is basically a Nexus 1 with keyboard.

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      That hasn’t stopped HTC from leapfrogging the Droid with the 2.2 update. People should realize the testing time and the priority given to the whole process by the manufacturer and carrier weigh much more than porting OS changes, particularly when the new features don’t overlap much with said customizations (which is also the case on 2.3).

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    Well it would be safe to assume that the G2 would get the Android 2.3 gingerbread update after the Nexus One, since it does run stock Android 2.2.

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    Baseless rumour was baseless, news at 11.

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