Android 2.2 Not Designed For The Tablet Form Factor

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Discussions' started by DVM, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. DVM

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    I am brand new to this forum and have been looking forward to purchasing an Android Tablet in the not too distant future. I own nothing based on Android but have many friends with Android phones and hope to have one myself some day. Today I came across the following article:
    Google: Android 2.2 'not designed' for the tablet form factor -- Engadget

    Needless to say this dashed my hopes! I did hear that a major issue with Android Tablets are the lack of the Android Marketplace. I'm curious what the opinion might be of those much more familiar with Android and how it may work the tablet.
     
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    I have been very happy with the Android OS on my tablet. Marketplace works nicely, easy download HUNDREDs of apps.
     
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    Yes in a sense it is true. It is not truly made for tablets but most like my gentouch78, work fine. With a little work even if you don't have the Official Market, you can get other app stores that work just as good. Not every tablet is for everyone. You should post what your are expecting to get out of you tablet and maybe I can help you in some way picking one out if you do decide to get one.
     
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    Apple and Android need to make a OS for the Tablet only. Right now it's based on Smart Cell Phone OS. Or remove the phone features and make it Tablet OS. Android OS 2.2 look more well balanced over current Android 2.1.
     
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    android 3.0 aka "gingerbread" a more tablet friendly OS should also be released by years end.
     
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