A bit of confusion seems to have arisen around the recently announced lineup of Eee Pads shown off by Asus at CES. The tablets are actually looking quite good, and they are expected to see release in April, May, and June depending on the model. The question is whether or not the tablets will receive Honeycomb as promised. Rumors said that not only would the tablets not receive Honeycomb, but that their launches would be pushed back to Q3 of 2011.
Asus is saying that simply isn’t true. The tablets will launch on time and the current plan is to get them Android 3.0. The company said the rumor came from misinterpretation of facts: Asus had simply stated that Google hadn’t keyed manufacturers into the release timeframe of Honeycomb, but that the tablets were being built around a set of specs that should support Android 3.0, even though it has been said Honeycomb has no specific minimum requirements.
Yeah, so it is a bit confusing, but the takeaway message is that as far as Asus is concerned, these tablets will receive Honeycomb one way or another.