Honeycomb has Few Native Apps Even a Month After Launch - Nothing to Worry About Yet

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  1. xaueious

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    It is now more than a month after the launch of Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the Motorola Xoom tablet. Arstechnica estimates that there are only around 50 applications tablet optimized for the Android 3.0 operating system today. According to the article, things are not looking very positive for the tablet optimized operating system.

    One of the biggest issues may lie in the fact that the wifi-only Honeycomb tablets only started arriving last week. Not many buyers are too keen on being locked to a Verizon data contract. The hardware has actually not seen significant distribution outside of the United States, with product launches slated for April in other countries. The premium pricing of Honeycomb tablets has undoubtedly deterred some potential buyers as well. Developers have to invest significantly in a new $600 device, or be forced to use the under-performing Android 3.0 emulator provided by Google, which has only been out for two months. These are issues that will naturally resolve themselves over time, as the devices become available worldwide at more reasonable prices.

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    Not enough people have Honeycomb devices yet to make it worth dev's time to make a special version just for it.
     

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