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Tablet Wars: iPad 2 vs Android 3.0

Dan Jones
LR Mobile News Analysis
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) released its "Honeycomb" 3.0 Android software development kit (SDK) Wednesday just as Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) hinted that its long-rumored iPad 2 launch event will happen next week.

Twitter Inc. is buzzing with talk about the March 2 Apple launch in San Francisco. Some commentators are wondering how the iPad 2's debut will overshadow the arrival of tablets using the Android 3.0 OS.

"Apple is holding a special event next week to announce that 300+ Android tablets will be DOA this year," quips BGR's Zach Epstein on his Twitter feed.

What they say
Specifically, PC World suggests that the Pad 2 will definitely divert attention from the launch of the Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT) Xoom Thursday. The Xoom is the first tablet to arrive using the tablet-specific version of the Android operating system. (See When Will Thunder Strike Verizon?) Nobody exactly knows what the specs of the iPad 2 will be yet. That hasn't stopped Wired from putting together a wish list of features for the new version of the best-selling tablet.

But if Android developers are concerned by iPad 2, it isn't showing yet. The Android developers' blog has just unveiled a parcel of new material centered around the OS.

What we say
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— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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12/5/2012 | 5:12:11 PM
re: Tablet Wars: iPad 2 vs Android 3.0

So who is waiting around to see what Apple announces next week before they buy a tablet?

12/5/2012 | 5:12:10 PM
re: Tablet Wars: iPad 2 vs Android 3.0

I'm waiting. Guessing that most others are too.

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