Half-baked Honeycomb delays yet another tablet

Posted by Trent Nouveau

It seems as if Google's half-baked Android Honeycomb operating system has struck yet again.

This time, the unfortunate victim is none other than Acer's Iconia A100, a 7-inch tablet powered by Nvidia's dual-core Tegra 2 processor.

Half-baked Honeycomb delays yet another tabletAccording to DigiTimes, Acer decided to postpone the tablet's launch from May-June to August-September 2011.

Apparently, the Iconia A100 is suffering from Honeycomb "compatibility" problems related to its 7-inch screen.

And Google? 

Well, Google is "currently busy resolving other issues."

As you may recall, 3.0 was designed specifically for larger displays (around the 10-inch mark), meaning that many applications are now incompatible with Acer's latest Android tablet.

Still, Acer is unwilling to ditch the 7-inch form factor, as it believes such a lightweight device could create a niche market and appeal to female consumers.

Of course, Acer is also interested in keeping the OS current, and will not be dropping back down to Android 2.x, which run on Samsung's Galaxy Tab and HTC's Flyer.

Interestingly enough, industry analyst Rob Enderle recently told TG Daily that vendors involved in building or designing Android products are now saying they would prefer to deal with Microsoft rather than Google.

Isn’t it funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same?