More info surfaces on Android Honeycomb 3.2

More info surfaces on Android Honeycomb 3.2OK, we're just gonna come out and say it: we're sick of the whole Android naming strategy. Donut, Eclair, Froyo... it used to be novel, and clever, and refreshing. Now it's just sickly sweet.

So it's with mild indifference that we reveal that more info has arrived on the next batch of Android Honeycomb, version 3.2 we believe it is, which is set to be unveiled in the near future.

And the point of this latest version of Honeycomb? To usher in more Android tablets, of course – as if we needed more. Its two primary new features are support for both Qualcomm processors and 7in displays.

To be fair, of course, that's a good thing, as probably our biggest ongoing gripe about all these Android tablets that are flooding onto the market is that so many of them are near-identical.

It'll certainly be good news for HTC, as it finally means it can update its 7in Flyer to Honeycomb status – though all the indications are that the public just isn't too bothered about the smaller tablet screen size, anyway.

Buy hey ho, variety is the spice of life and all that. For the record, Android 3.2 also boasts improved hardware acceleration and updated Movie Studio, Movies and Music apps, while the look of the factory widgets has been given some attention and there's a smattering of bug fixes too.

There's still no exact date being given for when we'll see Android 3.2 out in the wild. A couple of weeks ago Huawei rolled out the whole “world's first” tag when unveiling its 7in MediaPad tablet in Singapore, so we expect it might be a little while still before we see new hardware arriving on the shelves with it on board.

However, Android and Me reckons the familiar Android guinea pig, the Motorola Xoom, might be getting the update in the next few days.

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