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Tablet-centric Android needs work, say early reviews

IDGNS | Feb. 28, 2011

"The Android Market is chock full of apps that will offer a disappointing experience on the Xoom," they said. "Here's hoping developers start developing for Honeycomb and the Market is soon populated with more palatable stuff."

ZDNet's James Kendrick looked over all the reviews on the Web and said they confirmed his initial "less than positive" impressions of Honeycomb he'd gotten playing around with the operating system earlier this year. He said while Honeycomb had a lot of promise as a tablet operating system, Google needs to work out a lot of big issues quickly if it's going to create a tablet OS that rivals Apple's iPad.

"I'm not sure Google has the luxury of time to get the tablet experience nailed down," he wrote. "The recurring mention of crashes in early reviews is not something we should be hearing about a shipping product."

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