Plastic. Lumpy. Windows. Buttons. More buttons...handles? Yup, this is what tablets looked like before the iPad came out. After the iPad? Well, um, it's been a lot different.
So a month after the first Honeycomb tablet hit the shelves—the Motorola Xoom—and Android devs/tinkerers still aren't happy that they haven't been handed the Honeycomb source code. Obviously feeling the heat, Google's Andy Rubin took to his blog to defend their delay:
Sony's CEO Sir Howard Stringer has been a very naughty boy of late, caught blabbing to the press and revealing important titbits about the possible inclusion of an 8MP sensor in the iPhone 5, and now, Sony's plans to release a Honeycomb tablet by the tail-end of summer in the US.. This is according to the Japanese…
Since the Nexus One phone, we've seen a spate of other Nexus-named devices, which Google is said to have a direct hand in helping build. These are reference devices that showcase the latest Android software, and usually have high-end specs to match.
We know that a Wi-Fi-only Xoom is out there, lurking. And according to Droid Life, it's going to be showing up soon at Sam's Club for the entirely reasonable price of $540. Assuming it's a 32GB model, that undercuts iPad 2 by a cool sixty bucks.