Even with Google wanting to slow down the upgrade cycle, we may have just gotten confirmation that Honeycomb will arrive as early as February of 2011. The report came from DigiTimes who state both Motorola and LG will have Tegra 2-equipped Honeycomb tablets out in February and March, respectively. It’s not the first time we’ve heard about their tablet plans, but when we did first hear about them, Gingerbread was to be the heir apparent for this new onslaught of tablets.
Quickly, we learned Gingerbread would be more of an incremental upgrade to lay down the framework for everything that the tablet specific version of Android – now affectionately known as Honeycomb – would be. It made a lot of sense, then, that Gingerbread was slated for an early 2011 launch before, but now we’re potentially faced with yet another upgrade to Android within just a few months (we’ll say three, to be safe. We wholly expect Gingerbread to be out of the oven before Christmas.)
We’ll know more once CES gets underway in January 2011 where we expect a lot of smash mouth announcements to be made from a variety of manufacturers and carriers.