- Dec 8, 2010
Will Honeycomb on the Nook Color affect Xoom sales? | Android CentralYou really have to wonder how closely Motorola has been watching the extravaganza that the development community has been having with the Nook Color. Dollars will undoubtedly flow towards the soon-to-be-released Xoom, but will they flow just a little bit less now that Honeycomb can be installed on a $250 "e-reader?"
Do you think the recipients of the latest Google flagship device deal are squirming just a little bit?
A commercial for the Xoom ran during the Super Bowl, hailing it as "the fastest tablet running Android 3.0 'Honeycomb.'" But wasn't it just recently being described as "the first tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb?" You have to wonder . . .
While the Nook Color is running Honeycomb much sooner than expected, I haven't lost track of the facts that:
So obviously, we're talking about two completely different classes of devices--and maybe different target buyers as well. I get that.
- the Xoom's specs eat the Nook's specs for breakfast
- this is a port of an SDK preview of Honeycomb we're running, not yet the real thing
- it takes some serious tweaking in order to get the Nook into a Honeycomb-running state.
However, while obviously inferior, the Nook Color's hardware really isn't bad at all. I've heard some say "Honeycomb's designed for a dual-core processor, it'll run like crap on the Nook." But my Nook Color is running Honeycomb from its internal memory, and it's overclocked to 1.1GHz. It's silky-smooth and plenty fast, and I only expect it to improve.
If deeper-blue (the latest rock star of the dev community) can...
Nice read, word is spreading about our little NC.